The Lonergan Institute at Boston College is the “living memorial” established in 1986 to honor one of BC’s most distinguished teachers, Bernard Lonergan, SJ. We seek to foster a local community of Lonergan scholars by offering Visiting International Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships, and by working with BC faculty to support Lonergan studies and Lonergan's contributions to the BC mission. In addition to this local community, the Institute reaches a global audience through online lectures and workshops, and through regular publishing of our academic journal, Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies.
Insight and Beyond, a two-semester course given at Boston College by Professor Patrick Byrne of the Philosophy Department, is a comprehensive examination of Bernard Lonergan’s magnum opus, Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, as well as certain texts that represent key developments in Lonergan’s thought after the publication of Insight.
“To grasp the contemporary issue and to meet its challenge calls for collective effort. It is not the individual but the group that transforms the culture.”