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MMC Faculty Member Wins Recognition at International Conference


Published Date7\22\2013
Dr. Neville Ann Kelly, Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Mount Marty College presented a prize-winning scholarly paper at the Biennial Integral Theory Conference meeting in San Francisco, CA, July 17th thru 21st. Her paper, entitled "Conscious Cosmopolis: Bernard J. F. Lonergan's Critical Realism as a Complementary Approach to Integral Theory," won top honors in the category of alternative approaches to Integral Theory.

At the same meeting, Dr. Kelly and Sister Jeanne Ranek, OSB, PhD, conducted a pre-Conference workshop on "Benedictine Monasticism and the Integral Christian Future - Patterning a Dialogue," in addition to Dr. Kelly's major paper and participation on a panel on "Third-Tier Spirituality."

The Conference brought together 450 men and women engaged in Integral Theory and practice from the U.S., Australia, Germany, Norway, Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany and many other countries.

Dr. Kelly served as Visiting Professor at MMC during the past academic year and teaches online courses from her office in Seattle. Sister Jeanne Ranek, OSB, PhD, is a member of Sacred Heart Monastery in Yankton and Director of the Benedictine Peace Center there.