With Thomas's autograph manuscripts now online at the Vatican Library's website, you can see a bit how the saint worked, and depended upon his assistants.Read More
As I thumbed through a Leonine volume in my office the other day a page of notes fell out, notes that I took during a conversation with Fr Dewan in 1984. As we now pass the first anniversary of his death, it seems right to share these with everyone. Who knows? Maybe these references will start a new dissertation!Read More
In from Harm Goris is news of a December, 2015 conference in Utrecht on "The Virtuous Life: Thomas Aquinas on the theological nature of moral virtues." The conference takes place from 16–19 December 2015, and abstract submissions are due by June 1, 2015. Here's a short scrape from the conference's site:
The teachings of the moral part of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae continue to inspire and to enlighten theologians and ethicists. Especially for those who are interested in a specifically Christian account of human moral and spiritual life, Aquinas’ ethical investigations in the Summa are an inexhaustible source. In his rich and detailed treatment of both the moral and the theological virtues, however, Aquinas fails to explain unambiguously to what extent the Christian faith determines human moral life. As a result, this topic is the subject of an ongoing debate in the literature.
For more information on this excellent opportunity, go to the conference's website.