Current Activities
Lonergan Institute

The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute at Seton Hall University, under the direction of Msgr. Richard M. Liddy, supports research and scholarship on the work of Bernard Lonergan; publishes the Lonergan Review; and conducts faculty development programs; and ongoing lectures and conferences world-wide. Current programs include:

Select Interdisciplinary Bibliography

The aim of this bibliography is to connect practitioners in the various disciplines and professions at Seton Hall University and elsewhere with their colleagues by way of the Generalized Empirical Method (GEM) as articulated by Bernard Lonergan. The bibliography is found at

Ethics and Economics Forum

The Ethics and Economics Forum is an interdisciplinary effort, sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute and Micah Institute for Business and Economics of the Center for Catholic Studies to bring together faculty and others for conversations on economic justice. Our aim is to convene faculty interested in this topic from various schools and departments across the university. Activities include guest speakers, book reviews, faculty presentations, among others. The Forum will meet at least twice a semester for lunch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in a meeting room in the Student Center. 

The Ethics and Economics Forum website, provides resources for interdisciplinary study of economic justice as well as an online forum to promote discussion beyond the Forum's regular meetings.

Webinars: Lonergan on Economics

The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute is hosting a webinar series to communicate Bernard Lonergan's economic theories through bringing scholars together online. During the webinars, there will be a presentation, a response, and open discussion. 

April 9, 2014, 2 p.m.: "Cosmopolis and Economy: Toward a Critical Human Science of Macroeconomics"  

May 22, 2014, 2 p.m.: "Lonergan's Economics and the Economy of the Basque Country" Listen to this webinar»

Rome Conference - November 2013

The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute is pleased to co-sponsor the "Revisiting Lonergan's Anthropology" Conference in Rome on November 27-30, 2013.

More information on Conference »

Lonergan Institute Faculty Development Programs

Through this program, the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute, on its own and in collaboration with other units of the University concerned with mission and values, sponsors a comprehensive faculty development program. The program provides opportunity for in depth reflection and training, scholarship and research, on topics central to the core mission of the university, through a unique approach focusing on method and specialization.

Lonergan Graduate Fellowships

The purpose of these ongoing awards is to support scholars on a graduate level who are preparing a thesis on Lonergan's work, especially studies that bridge theology and the sciences, with human studies and methodological issues. Read more »

Interdisciplinary Collaboration with other Units/ The GEM Project

Co-sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies' Bernard J. Lonergan Institute and the Center for Vocation and Servant Leadership, the Advanced Seminar on Mission- Praxis Program is aimed at the practical application of mission to the disciplines, utilizing GEM and a cohort/ peer mentoring approach. Learn more »

Lonergan Reading Group

Ongoing Lonergan Reading Groups for Seton Hall faculty and administrators

Meeting multiple times throughout each semester, faculty and administrators gather to discuss the writings of Bernard J. Lonergan. Learn more »


Insight into Insight: Mentoring Available

Reaching the insight into insight, and going beyond that to what Lonergan calls rational self-appropriation, can be an arduous journey. Most of us who have reached the goal have done so with the help of one or more people who have made the journey before us. Learn more about obtaining assistance in your journey 

Seton Hall Health Care Forum

Trinity Health Ministry Leadership Academy

In November 2010, Seton Hall University, through the Center for Catholic Studies' Bernard J. Lonergan Institute, partnered with Catholic Health East (CHE), one of the nation's largest Catholic health care systems, to develop a unique educational program focusing on the development and cultivation of the health system's next generation of Catholic healthcare leaders. Learn more »

2013 International Conference

Major International Conference – Oxford, England, June 2013

The "Journey of Transformation: Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan" was co-sponsored by the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute and the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, England. The event took place on Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oxford University’s Catholic Chaplaincy in Oxford, England. Learn more »

Recent Lectures

International Scholarship

On September 13 and 14 in Piacenza, Italy, Msgr. Richard Liddy lectured on “Lonergan and Maritain on St. Thomas’ View of Understanding”, at the annual conference of Lonergan on Education, “Bernard Lonergan and Jacques Maritain on Education”, University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza, Italy.

Contact Us

Bernard J. Lonergan Institute
(973) 275-2407
(973) 275-2175
Fax (973) 275-2594
Walsh Library Rm. 429

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