Conference Next Week To Honor Fr. Fortin

Boston College will host a conference in honor of Prof. Ernest Fortin, AA (Theology), on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium, featuring speakers from Boston College and other institutions.

The event, "Ernest Fortin and the Revival of Christian Political Philosophy," is sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Politics and Religion, the Institute of Medieval Philosophy and Theology, and the Lonergan Workshop.

A member of the Theology faculty since 1971 and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Religion, Fr. Fortin is considered an authority in areas such as pre-modern thought, political philosophy and classical Christianity. Last year, he published a three-volume set titled Ernest L. Fortin: Collected Essays , which included pieces written for various journals, festschrifts , symposia and other purposes. The conference themes will be drawn from Fr. Fortin's reflections on his life's work, which he shared in his foreword to Collected Essays.

Speakers at the conference will include Political Science faculty members Prof. Christopher Bruell - Fr. Fortin's co-director for the ISPR - and Adj. Prof. David Lowenthal, and University of Scranton Professor of Theology J. Brian Benestad, who edited Collected Essays and will moderate an afternoon roundtable discussion.

-Sean Smith

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