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From Vulnerability to Passion: A Few Thoughts Sprung from Tears  


Ecce Dolor by Georges Rouault, 1936.

On Thursday, March 11th the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute presents Professor Emeritus Jerome Miller of Salisbury University and "From Vulnerability to Passion: A Few Thoughts Sprung from Tears". This event serves as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute's Spring 2021 lecture. We put a premium on being in control of our lives–being able to handle, deal with, manage, situations so we won't be overwhelmed and incapacitated by them. But are not the most moving, most profound, most important experiences of our lives… overwhelming? What are we to make of this irony?

Jerome Miller is professor emeritus at Salisbury University (Maryland) where he taught philosophy for 37 years. He is the author of The Way of Suffering, In the Throe of Wonder, and co-editor, as well as a contributor to, Sobering Wisdom: Philosophical Explorations of Twelve Step Spirituality. His recent writings address a wide range of topics, including evolution, spirituality in painting, and interpersonal psychoanalysis.

The talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will offer limited in-person seating for those who inquire about attendance. The talk will also be accessible virtually for those unable to attend in-person. A link will be sent to registrants the day of. This event requires registration to attend, to register please click here.

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, the Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering an ongoing dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture. In the spirit of the Catholic Church's legacy of bringing forth things "new and old," the Center's scholarly research, publications, and programming serve to generate new initiatives and facilitate conversation and collaboration among faculty, administrators, students, and the general public.

The primary function of the Center for Catholic Studies (CCS) is to foster the Catholic mission of Seton Hall in creative ways. It endeavors to be an incubator for innovative initiatives in promoting Catholic identity across the university. It fulfills this role for diverse demographics within the university in five principal areas: Faculty Development, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Intellectual Life, Student Engagement, and Ongoing Innovation.

The Center developed the undergraduate program in Catholic Studies Program which offers a major, minor and certificate and continues to support the Program's students with scholarship aid as well as ongoing co-curricular activities. Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center also sponsors regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. In addition, the Center administers two national faculty 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 and The Lonergan Review. For more information, please click here.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Ashley Banks
  • (973) 275-2407