The Lonergan Centre

The Dublin Lonergan Centre is a research facility for the study of the works of the Canadian philosopher-theologian, Bernard Lonergan, S.J. (1904-1984). It was founded in 1975 by Conn O’Donovan and Philip McShane, and was the first of such centres to be established outside the main centre in Toronto, Canada. Its collection of primary sources comprises his books and articles and tape-recordings of his lectures. Its collection of secondary sources contains books, articles and theses on his work by other scholars, and invaluable author and subject catalogues to these resources.

Through this Centre the Millltown Institute is in contact with the Lonergan Research Institute, Toronto, and with scholars associated with other Lonergan Centres in various parts of the world. Dublin is associated with Bernard Lonergan in particular by the seminar on Method in Theology which he conducted in the Milltown Institute in the summer of 1971. The Centre continues to organize occasional conferences on themes relevant to the study of Lonergan’s works. In November 2004 it took part in the international conference on the works of Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan organized by the Milltown Institute to mark the centenary of the birth of both theologians. The papers of this conference have been published in the book, Christian Identity in a Postmodern Age: Celebrating the Legacies of Karl Rahner and Bernard Lonergan, edited by Declan Marmion S.M (Dublin: Veritas 2005).

Over the years various scholars have occupied the post of Director of the Centre. These may be listed as follows: C. O’Donovan, R. Moloney, D. O’Grady, H. Delaney. Currently Fr Raymond Moloney S.J., Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology in the Milltown Institute, is in his second term as Director. The Centre may be reached at this address:
The Dublin Lonergan Centre,
Milltown Park,
Dublin 6,