In conjunction with the Tercentenary celebration of the missions and explorations of Jacques Marquette, S.J., the university's namesake, the Marquette University Theology Department launched a series of annual public lectures by distinguished theologians under the title of "The Pere Marquette Theology Lectures."
The 1971 lecture was delivered in Uihlein Hall of Milwaukee's new Performing Arts Center on the afternoon of Saturday, April 3rd, by the Rev. Bernard Lonergan, S.J., S.T.D., professor of dogmatic theology at Regis College, Toronto.
Bernard Lonergan was born in Buckingham, Quebec, on December 17, 1904. He earned the B.A. at the University of London in 1930, the S.T.D. at the Gregorian University, Rome, in 1940. He has taught theology at L'Immaculée Conception (Montreal), at the Jesuit Seminary (Toronto), and at the Gregorian University. Next year he will be at Harvard.