A Life in Conversation

Essays in Honor of Bernard J. Lee, S.M.

by Michael A. Cowan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781491762813
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781491762806
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 206
ISBN : 9781491762790

About the Book

In a long and creative academic career, Professor Bernard J. Lee has published and taught on the cutting edge of Catholic theology. He has been a beloved teacher, generous mentor and cherished colleague during his academic tenures at Maryville University, St. John’s University (Collegeville), Loyola University New Orleans, and St. Mary’s University, San Antonio.

In A Life in Conversation, his colleagues and former students offer a collection of essays that honor him on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The essays focus on many aspects of Lee’s pioneering work which includes explorations in process theology, ecclesiology, the Jewish world of Jesus, sacramentology, religious life, small Christian communities, and practical theology.

Gathered here under the metaphorical umbrella of conversation, a commitment of primary and life-long importance to Professor Lee, these essays offer glimpses of the stature of a religious thinker whose life in conversation continues to affect deeply his students and colleagues alike.

The authors contributing to this volume are Dianne Bergant, C.S.A.; Michael A. Cowan; Nancy Dallavalle; William V. D’Antonio; Peter Eichten; Thomas F. Giardino, S.M.; Andrew Simon Sleeman, O.S.B.; Terry A. Veling; and Evelyn and James Whitehead. A Life in Conversation concludes with an essay by Professor Lee.

About the Author

Bernard J. Lee, S.M., is professor in the theology department of St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. A prolific systematic theologian, his published works include The Becoming of the Church, Jesus and the Metaphors of God, The Galileean Jewishness of Jesus, The Catholic Experience of Small Christian Communities, The Beating of Great Wings and The Re-Becoming of the Church.