Bulletin

Spring 2016

As described in the previous edition of our Bulletin, the process for ap- pointing a new permanent Director of the Institute is moving forward as a collaboration between Regis College and the LRI Board. In the meantime, it seemed best not to rush things, and the LRI Board is very pleased to an- nounce that …

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Winter 2015

By custom, most years (though not every), the LRI confers a Service Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the well-being of the Institute and the furtherance of its mission. This year, the Service Award goes to John and Margaret Denson of Houston. Their substantial support for Research Assistantships at the LRI launched a vital …

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Fall 2015

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Lonergan Lecture will be given by Dr Cynthia Crysdale, Professor of Christian Ethics in the School of The‐ ology at Sewanee: The University of the South. She is the author of Em‐ bracing Travail: Retrieving the Cross Today, and, with Neil Ormerod, Crea‐ tor God, Evolving World, …

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Summer 2015

This month Fr Michael Shields retires from service to the LRI after 35 years. Fr Shields was missioned to the LRI- Then the Lonergan Center at Regis College- in autumn to assist FR Federick Crowe, SJ, with the growing demands for assistance from scholars and especially from the many ‘daughter’ centers popping up around the …

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Spring 2015

LRI is very pleased to announce that two Visiting Scholars will join the LRI community for the coming academic year. Michael Ryall is Associate Pro‐ fessor of Strategy at Rotman School of Business in the University of Toronto. He received his PhD in Economics from UCLA in 1997. His dissertation on causal inference in game‐theoretic …

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Winter 2014

The hardest part of organizing our Graduate Seminar series is making choices. We are presented with an embarrassment of riches, and we could put on twice as many events without exhausting the supply of stimulating papers (but not, alas, without exhausting our participants and staff!). Fr Francis Carpinelli was for many years Professor of New …

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Fall 2014

Louis Roy presents this year’s Lon‐ ergan Lecture on Friday, October 31. His topic is “Religious Experience in Lonergan’s Thought.” Fr Roy is pro‐ fessor at Dominican University Col‐ lege in Ottawa and the author of nu‐ merous books, including Transcend‐ ent Experiences: Phenomenology and Critique, and Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese …

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Summer 2014

This Spring, John Dadosky, professor at Regis College and a Research Scholar of the LRI, published The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty: A Lonergan Approach (University of Toronto). The book takes up von Balthasar’s contention that a world that has forgotten beauty is doomed to skepticism, mor- al and aesthetic relativism, reli- gious conflicts, and …

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Spring 2014

 The LRI hosts an unofficial Lonergan reading circle each term. The circle began informally as an Insight reading group with Dr Wilkins and several graduate students during the 2012- 2013 academic year. Last Fall’s text was The Incarnate Word, with half a dozen doctoral students enrolled for credit. This Spring’s group is the largest …

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Winter 2013

 In November, the LRI Director had the honour of sharing a rostrum with Fr Massimo Pampaloni, SJ, at a conference at the Gregorian University in Rome. A professor at the Pontifical Oriental In- stitute, Pampaloni is an expert in pa- tristic Christology who is using Lon- ergan’s technique of dialectic to analyze the Christological …

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