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Toward Self-Possession: A Skype Session with Mark Morelli  

Self-Possession: Being At Home in Conscious PerformanceOn April 25 at 1 p.m. in the ITV Classroom, Lower Level, Walsh Library, Mark Morelli, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University, will join the Seton Hall community in a Skype session to discuss his recent book, Self-Possession: Being At Home in Conscious Performance. Morelli will present his book as a meditative exploration of our inescapable and fluid relationship to the fundamental ideals of meaning, objectivity, knowledge, truth, reality and value upon which we depend to inform and guide our living. It describes the illusive interior experience of these basic notions at work in our conscious performance.

Mark Morelli is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Toronto and was a Lonergan Fellow at Boston College in 2006 and 2009. Among his publications is At the Threshold of the Halfway House: A Study of Bernard Lonergan’s Encounter with John Alexander Stewart (Boston, 2007). He edited Bernard Lonergan’s Understanding and Being, co-edited The Lonergan Reader, and founded Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies. In recent years he has explored Lonergan’s often-overlooked debt to Hegel in several articles.

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, 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.  

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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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