|Dynamic statue of Ignatius of Loyola, with Fulton Hall in the background|
Interestingly, Jeremy linked conversation with conversion. I had no idea that the two were linked. Conversatio, he pointed out, was polyvalent term in christian literature. In the Benedictine Rule it simply means living together. Commonly, today, it means an exchange of ideas. But in Fred Lawrence's work it has taken a rich meaning that needs to be attended to, appropriated, unravelled. Perhaps something will be done in the forthcoming Festschrift for Fred that Jeremy and Shawn Copeland are editing.