Bernard J. Tyrrell, S.J. Lecture

The Bernard J. Tyrrell, S.J. Lecture in Philosophy of God, and Theology

The Bernard J. Tyrrell, S.J. Lecture in Philosophy of God, and Theology honors Fr. Bernie Tyrrell for his many years of service to the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies. For 40 years Fr. Tyrrell taught philosophy of God at Gonzaga, based on his work Bernard Lonergan's Philosophy of God (1974). During those years he developled his unique interdisciplianry work by bringing the thought of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. into dialogue with contemporary psychology in his books, Christotherapy (1975), Christortherapy II (1982), and Christointegration (1990). By bringing philosophy and theology together, Fr. Tyrrell helped his students and readers to affirm the complementarity of faith and reason in the natural desire for God, and to embrace the deepest desires of the human heart in the pursuit of authenticity.

To honor his important contributions to the development of contemporary Catholic theology, his many years of service to the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies, and the many students whose lives he touched, we host an annual lecture in philosophy and theology dedicated to Fr. Tyrrell. Each spring a scholar engaged in research on topics related to the philosophy of God and theology is invited to campus to deliver this public lecture. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joseph Mudd, mudd@gonzaga.edu or (509) 313-6799.

2016 Lecture

7:00 p.m., Thursday April 7, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Hall

Dr. Frederick Lawrence (Boston College), "Elements of Historical Praxis: Theological Perspectives on Economics, Politics, and the Human Good"

2015 Lecture

Dr. John Dadosky (Regis College, Toronto), "Philosophy for a Theology of Beauty"

Fr. Tyrrell and Dr. Dadosky (2015)

Fr. Tyrrell and Dr. Dadosky (2015)
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