Cover of Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies

Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies


The Lonergan Institute at Boston College is a “living memorial” established in 1986 to honor one of BC’s most distinguished teachers, Bernard Lonergan, SJ.

Each semester, the Lonergan Institute hosts public lectures, departmental courses, reading groups, and interdisciplinary seminars on Lonergan, his principal writings, and subjects which those writings illuminate, such as: hermeneutics, political theology, science and religion, Christology, philosophy of art, self-knowledge, economics, the Trinity, and the history and philosophy of science and mathematics.

The core of the Lonergan Institute resides in Bapst Library's Lonergan Center, which houses a wide-ranging collection of Lonergan’s works, as well as a comprehensive collection of secondary literature in Lonergan studies. Just as important, it is a place to ask questions and find other inquirers. Shared interests give rise to conversation, conversation sparks insights, and insights lead to new avenues of study and new lines of questioning.