A site for the academic study of St. Thomas Aquinas

 

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The abbey church of Fossanova in Italy, where Thomas died in March of 1274.

The abbey church of Fossanova in Italy, where Thomas died in March of 1274.

Since 2004 we have followed conferences, publications (online and in print), and news about the efforts of Aquinas scholars everywhere. Click this link to keep up on events, people, and writings of interest to Aquinas scholarship.

News

The 2016 University of Toronto Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy will be taking place on September 23rd and 24th. Read about it here. 

Concordia University of Edmonton is holding a conference on "Theology and the Philosophy of Science: Analytic, Scholastic, and Historical Perspectives," (October 14-15, 2016) and you can still get in on the action.

As the seventh volume of their Thomistic Ressourcement series, Catholic University Press has recently published Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II's Anthropology by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. 

Commentary

The reliquary containing the bones of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Toulouse, France

The reliquary containing the bones of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Toulouse, France

Like a good fight? Ferrum ferro acuitur, et homo exacuit faciem amici sui (Prov. 27). Here our contributors address issues both traditional and contemporary, from a Thomistic perspective. Veritas, claritas, brevitas, charitas. See what they have to say.

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Was Thomas a lefty?

A follower of the site inquired whether Thomas Aquinas might have been left-handed, so it seemed to her when looking at the images of his autograph we noted in March (2016). Here's a partial progress report.


Stuff

The church of Santa Sabina in Rome, Italy, in possession of the Dominicans since the 1200's. Thomas lived and taught here.

The church of Santa Sabina in Rome, Italy, in possession of the Dominicans since the 1200's. Thomas lived and taught here.

Over the years we have stockpiled a few translations of texts, either of works from Aquinas, or about him, plus our two original newsletters. Though they've been available for a while there's no reason to delete them and—quod scripsi, scripsi !—every reason to hope that they still have use.

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Pictures

The chiesa di San Tommaso in Roccasecca was built in 1323, at the time of Thomas's canonization. 

The chiesa di San Tommaso in Roccasecca was built in 1323, at the time of Thomas's canonization. 

Our contributors have visited locations of significance in Aquinas's life and have shared their photos. Take a look at our admittedly incomplete collection.

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