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Lonergan and the Theology of Beauty  

EclipseJohn Dadosky, Ph.D., S.T.D., will be joining the Center for Catholic Studies for a lecture, "Every Being is Beautiful: Philosophy for a Theology of Beauty," on March 23rd at 4 P.M. in the Faculty Lounge, University Center. The event is co-sponsored by the College of Communication and the Arts and the Department of Religion.

Dadosky will be exploring a comprehensive philosophy of beauty based on the thought of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. His aim will be to recover beauty as a property of "being" for theological aesthetics.

John Dadosky is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Regis College and the University of Toronto. He is author of The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty (University of Toronto Press, 2014). He has numerous articles published on theology, philosophy and religious studies in journals such as Irish Theological Quarterly, Heythrop Journal, New Blackfriars, Theological Studies, and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly.

About The College of Communication and The Arts:
The College of Communication and the Arts is a dynamic community where students, scholars, artists, theorists, critics, practitioners and professionals all thrive together. Offering programs focusing on the 21st century digital culture, both on campus and online, the college works to inspire and enable their students to lead, create and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence. The college's diverse and flexible programs feature innovative cross-disciplinary curricula that are anchored in the humanities but are infused with cutting-edge technology. The college benefits from its proximity to New York City, which affords students a wealth of internship and networking possibilities. For more information, click here

About the Department of Religion:
The Department of Religion is Seton Hall's home for the study of theology and religion in global, comparative, and ecumenical contexts, offering a comprehensive yet focused Bachelor of Arts program, as well as undergraduate minors in religion and archeology. The Department's curriculum focuses on the theological, cultural, and socio-ethical dimensions of Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christianity and other global religious traditions, particularly Judaism, Islam, and South Asian religions. On the graduate level, the Department of Religion offers a Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies, the first and only one of its kind in the United States. The Jewish-Christian Studies program focuses on analyzing complex religious, ethical and social issues that promote peace and justice and prepares students for many facets of interreligious and multicultural relations, dialogue and diplomatic encounters. For more information, click here.

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, the 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. 

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 has also established the Toth/Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies which will bring outstanding contemporary thinkers to the university to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and studies.
The Center maintains a global focus on 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 and The Lonergan Review. 

For further information about the Center for Catholic Studies please contact (973) 275-2525 or

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  • Christine Brazeau
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