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Professor Mark Miller on Redemption  

Mark Miller smiling in his portraitOn Wednesday, April 18th, the Seton Hall University Toth/Lonergan Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies Professor Mark Miller, Ph.D., will give a lecture on "The Meaning of Redemption." Miller will question possible ways to heal humanity from sin and suffering, and delve into why an infinitely loving and powerful God chose to become human, to suffer, to die, and to rise again. 

This lecture will discuss Anselm of Canterbury's theory of satisfaction and Bernard Lonergan's theory of the cross as a communication of the goodness of divine love and the evils of human sin that invite and inspire us to respond with love and repentance, forming the renewed friendship that is redemption.

The lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Good Shepard, Immaculate Conception Seminary, Lewis Hall. All are welcome to attend.

About Mark Miller
Mark T. Miller, Ph. D., a leading authority on the life and work of Father Lonergan, is the inaugural Toth/Lonergan Professor at Seton Hall. Professor Miller connects the University's Catholic mission with academic and professional education through teaching students in the Core Curriculum, Honors Program, Law School and Seminary. He also participates in the University's faculty development programs, which link Lonergan's generalized empirical method ("GEM") with the disciplines and enhances their connection to the mission of the University.

About the Toth/Lonergan Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies
The Toth/Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies was created by the Center for Catholic Studies to honor two great scholars: Bernard Lonergan, S.J. and Deacon William Toth. Fr. Lonergan (1904-1984) was a renowned scholar whose classic works, Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957) and Method in Theology (1972) link faith and theology with the contemporary sciences and professions by way of a generalized empirical method (GEM). The twenty-five volumes of his Collected Works, published by the University of Toronto Press, include works on theology, the sciences and contemporary economics. Deacon Toth (1940-2008), who taught moral theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary and School of Theology, founded the Institute on Work within the Center for Catholic Studies, which later became the Micah Institute. Deacon Toth sought to link Catholic theology with the professions, especially business and law. The Toth/Lonergan Endowment at the Center for Catholic Studies supports a scholar whose work will deepen and enhance the connections between the University's Catholic mission and scholarly and professional education. The establishment of this endowed position represents another important step in the University's implementation of the strategic plan, Strength to Strength. For more information on the Toth/Lonergan Endowment Fund, contact Monsignor Richard Liddy at 

About the Center for Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review and The Lonergan Review.

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  • Erica Naumann
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