Aquinas and Whitehead

The managing editor of Open Theology, Katarzyna Tempczyk, has written to inform us of a special issue of the journal on Whitehead and Aquinas. The contributions come from papers delivered this past summer at the 10th International Whitehead Conference at the Center for Process Studies in Claremont, California. The special issue is edited by Joseph Bracken, who also writes an introduction to the papers. All the papers can be accessed for free at the journal site.

Open Theology is a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by De Gruyter. If you would like further info on the journal, including submission guidelines, go here.

Thomism Conference by Dominican Friars Postponed

The friars of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) have held conferences on Thomism in 2010 (Warsaw) and 2013 (Washington, D.C.), with plans (as I had earlier noted) for another in 2016, to be hosted by the Toulouse Province of friars (publishers of the Revue Thomiste). However, due to several events already scheduled for 2016, including those connected with the 800th Jubilee of the Order, the conference has been postponed until 2017. 

While conference attendance has been restricted to Dominican friars, some of the presentations have been published, both for the 2010 conference (Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism) and for the 2013 event (Nova et Vetera 12.4, Autumn 2014).

Franciscan philosophy: call for papers

The online mediaeval philosophy journal Doctor Virtualis has issued a call for papers on Franciscan philosophy. Submissions should generally be guided by two questions: Is there a Franciscan philosophy? What makes a philosophy Franciscan? The deadline for titles and abstracts is November 15. You can find more information in Italian and English here.