2022 Spring Bernard J. Lonergan Lecture features Dr. Anne M. Carpenter as she presents "God's Glory, in Part, is You" Bernard Lonergan, Interiority, and Theological Aesthetics. Join us at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in the Walsh Library Beck rooms. Click here to register.
This talk explores the thought of Bernard Lonergan by way of a consideration of monstrous bodies–that is, by asking about self-appropriation in the face of the monstrous, when the "monstrous" is our own face revealed in the mirror of history. The problem is that our history is a colonial history. This history is staggering violence. Its most concrete fruit or result is us. This talk explores the problem of colonialism from within Lonergan's thought, with an eye toward problems Lonergan himself did not conceive. The new, or renewed, set of Lonerganian insights that result will develop the Lonerganian tradition's authenticity in a mode of self-transcendence that conceives and re-conceives historical situations as theological-aesthetic. How might the desire to know under the pressure of violence break forward into theological-aesthetic possibility?
Anne M. Carpenter is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College of California. She is the author of Theo-Poetics: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Risk of Art and Being (2015). She has written on topics such as theological aesthetics, metaphysics, Bernard Lonergan and Charles Péguy. Her upcoming book is Nothing Gained Is Eternal: A Theology of Tradition (2022).
We will have light refreshments and discussion for those in person. This event will also be available on zoom for those who are not on campus. Please click here to register for the event in advance.