The Center for Catholic Studies

Real Grace: Change, Freedom, Power  

Headshot of Michael Stebbins x320This Toth-Lonergan Endowed Chair Lecture will be presented by Michael Stebbins titled "Real Grace: Change, Freedom, Power". The event will be on December 9th at 5 p.m. in the Beck Rooms of Walsh Library. The belief that we are saved by God's grace lies at the very heart of Christian faith. Yet how we think about grace is likely to be somewhat vague and not connected to our everyday experience. Drawing on resources from the work of Bernard Lonergan, Thomas Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Ignatius Loyola, and others, Professor Stebbins will offer insights into the meaning of grace and spell out some concrete implications for the way we make sense of, and live in, the world.

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About the Center
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, 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.

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