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Aquinas and Evolution – and Other Exciting Research

Fr Richard Conrad OP, Director of the Aquinas Institute, explains some of the research it currently promotes – aiming to contribute to the conversation between Faith and Science, and commend the Christian concept of human dignity. Some Christians are anxious that the Theory of Evolution offers an alternative to God’s providential design. But Aquinas helps...

New Study Guide on Catholic Liturgy

SCM are publishing a Study Guide on Catholic Liturgy: https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/books/9780334056621/scm-studyguide-catholic-liturgy . This contains two chapters by the Director of the Aquinas Institute, on Catholic Sacramental Theology and on the Theology of the Eucharist. Both draw heavily on Aquinas’ teaching.

Freedom of Conscience

The Aquinas Institute and Las Casas Institute have been collaborating on questions of Human Dignity. One strand of research concerns the nature, rights and responsibilities of conscience. A workshop on “Promoting a Responsible and Free Conscience in Today’s Society”, also sponsored by the Anscombe Centre, Oxford, and the Eleanor H McCullen Centre for Law, Religion and...

Thomistic Evolution

A team of Dominican scholars in the USA has established the Thomistic Evolution Project: https://www.thomisticevolution.org/. The Theory of Evolution raises important questions about the relationship between religion and science. The Aquinas Institute shares the conviction of the members of the Project that Aquinas’ account of human nature can be brought into fruitful conversation with recent...

Thomas Aquinas in China

Following a successful Workshop on Thomas Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy at Wuhan University in November 2016, Dr William Carroll, a member of the Institute, and Prof Tianyue Wu are organising a Workshop on Medieval Philosophy and the Modern World to be held at Peking University from 12-14 April 2019. This will be jointly sponsored by...