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Francesca Zaccaron Discusses Bernard Lonergan and the Education of the Whole Person  

Francesca ZaccaronFrancesca Zaccaron, Professor of Philosophical Anthropology at the Institute for Religious Studies in Trieste, will join the Seton Hall community on Friday, April 15th, 9-10:30 A.M. in the Chancellor's Suite to discuss Bernard Lonergan on the Education of the Whole Person. In this talk she will outline Lonergan's notions of education "from above downwards" - tradition, belief, personal influence-and the education of "the whole person," including feelings.

Zaccaron has dedicated herself to the thought of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. and especially his Topics in Education (University of Toronto Press, 1993). She also found his notion of functional specialization very helpful in understanding the developing human person. Before her study of Lonergan, Zaccaron worked with the Jacques Maritain Center in Trieste, Italy. She earned her doctorate at the Lumsa University in Rome, and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Lonergan Institute at Boston College.

About The Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, th Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

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.

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