The Thomas More Institute has been presenting a special lecture series—in the mode of exploratory encounters—that provides entry into the thought of the eminent Canadian philosopher, theologian, and economist Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984). Lonergan has significantly shaped the learning and questioning experience offered by the Institute. Sponsored by Concordia University, TMI, and the Thomas More Research Institute, the series will feature five Lonergan scholars who will consider specific themes arising from his thought. The twofold purpose of the series is to reinforce the Institute’s connection with Lonergan and to stimulate a wider and deeper understanding of his intellectual insights.
Listening to Lonergan will take place on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The opening session — a lecture-and-discussion on a specific theme — will be held at the Institute. A discussion class will take place a week later at Concordia University’s Theological Studies Department (2140 Bishop Street, Annex X). Readings for this session will counterpoint the theme of the previous week’s lecture.
The fourth season of the Lonergan series began on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 and the lecture-discussion schedule is as follows:
October 20, 2012: Jeremy D. Wilkins, Lonergan & Grace
October 27, 2012: Discussion class
November 3, 2012: Kenneth Melchin & Cheryl Picard, Transforming Conflict Through Insight
November 10, 2012: Discussion class
March 9, 2013: Nick Olkovich, Lonergan & Democracy
March 16, 2013: Discussion class
April 27, 2013: John Dadosky, Lonergan & Beauty
May 4, 2013: Discussion class
Admission fee is $5.00 for each session.
To register, please call 514-935-9585