A Graduate Student Conference
Inspired by the Thought of Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J.
WHEN: Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17, 2011
WHERE: Raynor Library Conference Center, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
WHAT: Presentations span both philosophy and theology and place Lonergan’s thought in dialogue with a variety of topics and thinkers, such as human rights, forensic science, liturgical minimalism, phenomenology, Christ’s experience of pain, intellectual and psychological conversion, Balthasar, Aquinas, Sontag, and Rothko. Speakers include graduate students not only from Marquette but also from Boston College, Loyola Marymount University, University of Toronto, University of St. Thomas (Houston), and Loyola University Chicago. (Exact schedule with presenter names and presentation titles and times to follow.)
In addition, on the second day of the conference there will be a panel discussion on “Lonergan as a Reader of Aquinas,” and admission is free. See the attached flyer for details on the panel.
Those who are interested can contact Jeremy Blackwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Peters (email@example.com) for more information.
Fr. Bernard Lonergan, S.J., was a Canadian Jesuit Priest born in Buckingham, Quebec. He was a philosopher-theologian, an economist, and a student of methodology. He taught at Loyola College (Montreal) (now part of Concordia University), Regis College (Toronto), the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Harvard University, and Boston College.
He is the author of Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957) and Method in Theology (1972). In Insight he worked out what he called a Generalized Empirical Method, and in Method in Theology he showed how this method elucidated the structure and process of work in theology.
“Lonergan is considered by many intellectuals to be the finest philosophic thinker of the twentieth century.”~Time Magazine
The Lonergan Society of Marquette University