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.
Dates, names of lecturers, and themes under discussion are as follows:
October 19, 2013: Gordon Rixon, Lonergan & Mysticism
October 26, 2013: Discussion class
November 16, 2013: Darren Dias, Lonergan & World Religions
November 23, 2013: Discussion class
March 22, 2014: Sara Terreault, Lonergan & Art
March 29, 2014: Discussion class
Date and guest lecturer for the final spring 2014 session will be announced.
Lonergan Studies Coordinator: Irene Menear
Admission fee is $10.00 for each session.
To register, please call 514-935-9585