Jesuit Studies

  • Inaugural Jesuit Lecture: Bill McCormick, SJ The Christian Structure of Politics: On the De Regno of Thomas Aquinas

    March 22, 2023
    7:00-8:30 PM CDT
    Information Commons, 4th Floor, LSC
    In an age dominated by guilt for historical complicity in violence and injustice, how are Christians to engage in public life? Through a reading of Aquinas’ De regno, McCormick argues for a political theology that is both public in its commitment to justice and humble in its awareness of the injustices in which it has been complicit. This event was in-person and livestreamed. It is free & open to the public. Video of the lecture is now available.
  • Conversations on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: Catholic Higher Education in the 21st Century
    Nexus Journal Launch

    October 14, 2021, 3:30-5:00 PM CDT
    Zoom Forum

    St. John Paul II proposed in in the landmark Ex Corde Ecclesiae “that a Catholic university unites “the search for the truth with the certainty of already knowing the fount of truth.” Thirty years later, what are the implications and challenges of this “constitution for Catholic higher education” for teachers, researchers, thinkers, and students in Catholic universities? Four Loyola professors and a doctoral student discussed education as the pursuit of truth, the philosophical and pedagogical balance between reason and faith, and challenges encountered in the multicultural landscape of the 21st Century. This event marked the launch of the Hank Center's journal, Nexus: Conversations on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Presented in partnership with Mission Integration. This event was free and open to the public. Registration Required
  • Through the Lens of Data: The Enslaved Community Owned & Sold by the Maryland Province Jesuits

    The Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities and CCIH were excited to host special guest speaker Sharon Leon of Michigan State University, who talked about her work on the Jesuit Plantation Project. This event also was the first in a new Jesuit Studies Series being offered by the Hank Center.
  • Music of the Jesuit Missions

    The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage presented its research colloquium: Music of the Jesuit Missions. This colloquium exploreed the history, traditions, and efforts to restore and re-introduce the colonial music of Latin America.
  • Jesuits and Sports: Historical Perspectives and Resources for our Times

    On January 31, the Hank Center hosted a lecture by Fr. Patrick Kelly, S.J., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University. In his book Catholic Perspective on Sports Fr. Kelly, S.J. provides a historic overview of the changing Catholic views towards sports, broadens traditional understanding of the interconnectedness between spirituality and athletics, and explains why this topic has been neglected by scholars. The author offers new insights on the contributions of Catholic thought and its relevance to sports today.