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
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 http://www.shu.edu/catholic-mission/lonergan/gem-bibliography.cfm.
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.
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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
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 »
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.