St. Thomas in Art & Legend - Lecture in Berkeley

The 25th Annual Aquinas Lecture at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology, Berkeley, California, will be delivered by DSPT Professor of Religion and the Arts Michael Morris, OP. In his illustrated presentation, Saint Thomas Aquinas in Art and Legend: An Iconographic Study of the Angelic Doctor, Fr. Morris, an art historian, will examine the iconography of the saint and explore the fables and the facts behind the Church’s most honored theologian. The event, scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm PDT (10:30 pm EDT), will be live-streamed.

Romanus Cessario, OP: Thomism in the 21st Century

Romanus Cessario, OP, gave an interview with America Magazine on the topic of "Thomism in the 21st Century." A snippet:

"One extreme would be superficiality. To reach up to the mind of Aquinas, as Father Lonergan used to say, requires that one commit to a long period of focused and assiduous study. One cannot learn only the conclusions of Aquinas. The other extreme would be what I call “spiffiness.” Spiffy Thomists assume that Aquinas can only survive when he is put into dialogue with contemporary thought-forms."

The complete interview can be found here.

S.M.A.R.T. at ACPA

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism (S.M.A.R.T.) is planning a session for the 2015 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Boston, MA, 8-11 October 2015.  It is accepting papers on all aspects of Thomism from 1274 to the publication of the Carmelite Cursus Theologiae (1631-1701), with a preference for the period from John Capreolus (d. 1444) to John of St. Thomas (1589-1644).  Please send papers and direct enquiries to Domenic D’Ettore at ddettore[at]marian[dot]edu.  Special consideration will be given to papers received by March 25.