Welcome to the Lonergan Research Institute at Regis College in the University of Toronto. Supported by the Jesuits in English Canada, the Institute was founded in 1985 with a mission “to preserve, promote, develop and implement” the work of Canadian philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan, S.J. (1904-1984).
An outgrowth of the Lonergan Center founded by Frederick Crowe, S.J. at Regis College in 1971, the Institute is the custodian of Father Lonergan’s papers and personal effects, as well as the papers of Father Crowe. The Institute maintains a current and exhaustive collection of dissertations and other secondary materials on Lonergan.
Our most important project is the preparation of Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, a series presenting critical editions of Lonergan’s major writings. The Collected Works project is made possible by generous ongoing support from the Malliner Charitable Foundation in Edmonton. It is directed by Robert Doran, S.J., as General Editor. Father Doran is Emmett Doerr Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University, and through its support of his work as General Editor, Marquette University has become a significant benefactor of the Collected Works project.
The Institute offers research opportunities for graduate students at the Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto. Income from a trust fund first established by Father Crowe provides scholarships for doctoral students pursuing research programs in Lonergan Studies at Regis College. A small number of research assistantships are available, thanks to a gift from the Denson Family Foundation and other partners.
The Institute hosts a Graduate Seminar for students and faculty from Regis College, elsewhere in the Toronto School of Theology, the broader University of Toronto and other schools in Southern Ontario. Meeting five times during the academic year, the Seminar provides an opportunity for doctoral students studying Lonergan to present papers on their work-in-progress and receive critical but friendly feedback from other graduate students and professors.
The Institute collaborates with Professor Tad Dunne to produce the quarterly Lonergan Studies Newsletter, which provides an authoritative bibliographic listing of current publications in the field of Lonergan Studies.
The Institute is located within the physical plant of Regis College located at the heart of the University of Toronto campus. The Institute has a beautiful set of rooms, with space for offices, a study for the use of visiting scholars, a library with advanced information technology infrastructure, wireless connectivity and a fire-proofed, climate-controlled area for the Lonergan Archive and the soon-to-be-indexed Crowe Archive.
The Institute works collaboratively with other centers around the world that preserve, promote, develop and implement Lonergan’s achievements. We welcome suggestions and feedback, and hope you enjoy the resources available on this website.
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