October 30, 2012

Presenter: M. Shawn Copeland

The sesquicentennial anniversary of the founding of Boston College provides an occasion to reflect on the University’s commitment to cultivate the human person as a field of possibility. A Jesuit education not only calls for the cultivation of the mind, but also of the heart, the soul, and the imagination. Hence, a Jesuit university fundamentally concerns its operations with that intimate relation between the human person as a field of possibility and the meaning of life, the good life, and eternal life.

M. Shawn Copeland is associate professor of theology at the Boston College Department of Theology, and holds an appointment in the interdisciplinary African and African Diaspora Studies Program.