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The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute at Seton Hall Co-Sponsors "Journey of Transformation – Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan," an International Conference at the University of Oxford
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The Bernard J. Lonergan Institute at Seton Hall University and The Maryvale Institute of Birmingham, UK, are proud to co-sponsor "Journey of Transformation – Perspectives from Bernard Lonergan." The conference will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at the University of Oxford, Catholic Chaplaincy, Oxford, England.

About the Conference

The international conference features scholars on the work of Canadian philosopher-theologian Bernard J. Lonergan (1904-1984). The implications of Lonergan's though spans the disciplines and highlights human transformation – intellectual, moral and religious. His method links religion with economics, literature with science, philosophy with ordinary living.

Seton Hall University's own Msgr. Richard Liddy, director of the Center for Catholic Studies and the University Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture, will be the convener and among the distinguished speakers presenting at the conference.

Other distinguished speakers include:

  • Bishop Philip Egan (Diocese of Portsmouth) on Lonergan and Being a Bishop.
  • Andrew Beards (Maryvale Institute) on Lonergan and Williamson. 
  • Timothy Walker (Maryvale Institute) on Lonergan and the Science/Religion Question in Education. 
  • Christopher Friel (Maryvale Institute) on Transformation and Deliberation. 
  • Gerard Whelan, SJ (Gregorian University) Lonergan on History. 
  • William Mathews (Milltown Institute, Dublin) on Finance, Inequity and the Pure Cycle. 
  • Deborah Savage (University of St. Thomas, MN) on Word, Idea and Women’s Ways of Knowing.


Attendance at the conference is free of charge.

To register or for more information, please e-mail Danute Nourse (USA) at or Andrew Beards (UK) at Interested parties may also call (973) 275-2525.

Please visit the Bernard J Lonergan Institute website and the Maryvale Institute. For general questions about Seton Hall University, 400 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ, visit

About the Center for Catholic Studies

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review, and Arcadia, a student journal.
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For more information please contact:
Danute Nourse
(973) 275-2525


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