Lonergan on the Edge 2011: A Graduate Student Conference Inspired by the Thought of Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J.
Friday, September 16, 2011 to Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Raynor Library Conference Center, Marquette University.
Presentations will 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 psychic 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. Click on itinerary for details on presenters, times, and presentation topics.
On the second day of the conference there will be a panel discussion on “Lonergan as a Reader of Aquinas,” and admission is free. Click on flyer for details on the panel.
For more information contact Jeremy Blackwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matt Peters (email@example.com).
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
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