Two new Research Fellows have recently been appointed.
The Advanced Aquinas Reading Class took place as usual on the Thursdays of Michaelmas Term, aimed at students of theology, philosophy and medieval studies, and others who have some familiarity with St Thomas’ thought, wanting to gain skill in studying texts of different genres and from different stages of his career. [read more…]
The 2017 Aquinas Lecture was delivered on Thursday 2 March by Prof Candace Vogler. Her title was “The Intellectual Animal”. [read more…]
The 2017 Aquinas Seminar Series the Institute launched its research project on “Aquinas on Nature and Human Nature”. Inspired by Aquinas’ exploration of the unity-in-complexity of the human psyche, and his recognition of how we are rational in an animal way, and animal in a rational way, we wanted to explore humanity’s “embodied transcendence” in respectful conversation with the growing scientific know¬ledge about animals and humanity.
The Seminar Series was made possible by a generous donation from Prof Barbara R Walters-Doehrman and Steven R Doehrman, in memory of, and with gratitude to, the late Eugene Walters and the late Virginia and Ralph Doehrman. The Institute is very grateful for this support. [read more...]
The 2017 Aquinas Colloquium was part of the launch of the research project jointly undertaken with the Las Casas Institute on “Human Nature and Dignity: Resources for the 21st Century”. Given that Freedom of Conscience is a right widely promoted, and widely withheld, we wanted to begin exploring different accounts of what conscience is, and what it contains, so as to achieve some clarity regarding its fallibility and responsibilities, in the hope of achieving more precision concerning its rights and what grounds them.
The Colloquium was made possible by a generous donation from Prof Barbara R Walters-Doehrman and Steven R Doehrman, in memory of, and with gratitude to, the late Eugene Walters and the late Virginia and Ralph Doehrman. The Institute is very grateful for this support. [read more...]
The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues co-hosted this one-day conference together with the Aquinas Institute. The Institute is very grateful for the Jubilee Centre’s support in this venture. [read more...]
Dr William Carroll, a member of the Institute’s Advisory Board, helped organise a Workshop on Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy at Wuhan University, at which he and two other members of the Institute, Prof Michael Sherwin, OP and Prof Thomas Joseph White, OP spoke, along with Prof Wu Tianyue of Peking University. The workshop was sponsored by the Aquinas Institute, by the School of Philosophy of Wuhan University, and by First Things. [read more...]
The Director spoke at a conference held at Pusey House on the theme “A Transforming Vision: Knowing and Loving the Triune God.” The collected papers will be published by SCM Press in January 2018 under the title A Transforming Vision.
The Director attended the Dominican Seminar at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 6 to 8 Jan. 2017, and delivered a paper on “St Thomas Aquinas on Mercy.”
The Director introduced and chaired a conference held at St Dominic’s Priory, London, entitled “He Gives Himself as Friend and Food, as Ransom and Reward: St Thomas as a Guide to the Rosary Mysteries.”
As part of the joint research project on Human Nature and Dignity, the Las Casas Institute organised a series of lectures on Human Dignity for the academic year 2016-17. The collected lectures will be published by Bloomsbury. [read more…]
The annual study week, “A Vision for Life”, aimed at university students and young adults, took place in June at Buckfast Abbey, offering a systematic overview of Catholic Theology using the Summa Theologiae of St Thomas Aquinas as a guide. [read more…]