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Lonergan Institute


Administrative history

Boston College research center. Roots for the Lonergan Institute were planted in 1973 as a collaborative effort between the Boston College Departments of Philosophy and Theology. The Lonergan Workshop was established around 1972-1973 by Professor Frederick Lawrence. In 1986, the Lonergan Center was opened at Bapst Library, serving as a reference center for Bernard J.F. Lonergan, SJ’s published and unpublished writings in addition to housing secondary materials and reference works. In 1992, the Institute was revamped and formalized. Joseph Flanagan, SJ, stepped down from his role as chair of the Department of Philosophy and headed the Institute’s newly expanded board.

Two journals are published by the Boston College Lonergan Institute: The Lonergan Workshop, edited by Fred Lawrence, and METHOD: Journal of Lonergan Studies.

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Boston College Lonergan Institute records


Composed of materials related to 20th-century Jesuit theologian and Boston College professor Bernard Lonergan, SJ, and the workshop series and center established at Boston College in honor of his work. Includes Lonergan Workshop brochures and flyers, ephemera from the inauguration of the Lonergan Center at Boston College, and obituaries, tributes, and a mass program honoring Lonergan at the time of his death in 1984.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1974 - 1986