Conference in Toulouse, May 4-5, 2018

Colloque Institut Saint-Thomas d’Aquin et Revue thomiste les 4-5 mai 2018

Institut catholique de Toulouse (Salle Léon XIII), 31, rue de la Fonderie

Le Bien et le bon selon saint Thomas d’Aquin

Vendredi matin 4 mai de 9h à 12h

Métaphysique et éthique

9h-9h15 : Introduction par le fr. Philippe-Marie Margelidon, o.p. (directeur de la Revue thomiste)

Président de séance : fr Philippe Margelidon, op

9h30-10h05 : Le bien et les transcendantaux chez saint Thomas d’Aquin, par le fr. Thierry-Dominique Humbrecht, o.p. (Bordeaux)

10h15-10h50 : L’esse et le bien dans le commentaire du Pseudo Denys, par l’abbé Alain Contat (Rome)


11h15-11h50 : L’axiome bonum diffusivum sui et la causalité du bien chez saint Thomas d’Aquin, par M. Hervé Pasqua (Nice)

Pause déjeuner de 12h à 14h


Vendredi 4 mai après-midi de 14h à 17h

Président de séance: Th.-D. Humbrecht, o.p. (Bordeaux)

14h-14h35 : Le bien, l’appétit et l’amour chez Thomas d’Aquin : Agapè peut-il sauver Eros ? par M. François-Xavier Putallaz (Fribourg)

14h45-15h20 : Le bien et le beau chez Thomas d’Aquin, par le fr. David Perrin, o.p. (Bordeaux)


15h45-16h20 : L’être et la résolution des principes de la raison pratique chez saint Thomas (J. de Finance et J. Finnis), par le P. Dominic Farrell, l.c. (Rome)

16h30-17h05 : Le bien et la liberté chez Cornelio Fabro, par le P. Christian Ferraro (Rome)

17h15 : fin de la première journée

Samedi matin 5 mai de 9h-12h15

Théologie et éthique

Président de séance : fr François Daguet, o.p. (Toulouse)

9h-9h35 : L’Église et le bien de l’univers, par l’abbé Emmanuel Cazanave (Toulouse)

9h45-10h20 : L’amour, le bien et le don, par l’abbé Louis-Marie Rineau, f.s.t.b. (Bayonne)


10h45-11h20 : Le jugement de bonté d’un acte moral selon saint Thomas d’Aquin, par fr. Joseph d’Amécourt, o.p. (Rome)

11h30-12h05 : Le bien humain chez Alasdaire MacIntyre, par le fr. Sébastien Perdrix, o.p. (Bordeaux)

Pause déjeuner de 12h à 14h



Samedi après-midi 5 mai de 14h à 17h15

Président de séance : fr Henry Donneaud

14h-14h35 : Le bien en politique : entre saint Thomas et G. Fessard, par fr. François Daguet, o.p. (Toulouse)

14h45-15h20 : L’argument du bien et du parfait dans la christologie de la Somme de théologie, par fr. Philippe-Marie Margelidon, o.p. (Toulouse)


15h45-16h20 : L’Esprit-Saint est le Bien incréé, par fr. Pavel Syssoev, o.p. (Bordeaux)

16h30-17h05 : Le bien et la Providence, par fr. Emmanuel Perrier, o.p. (Toulouse)


17h15 : fin du colloque





Contact et Inscription

Revue thomiste,

Couvent saint Thomas d’Aquin, Impasse H.-D. Lacordaire, 31078 Toulouse cedex 4



Voir site internet :


Tarif normal : 30 euros

Tarif étudiant : 20 euros

En espèce ou par chèque à l’ordre de Revue thomiste



Repas à prendre sur place à l’ICT : vendredi midi et samedi midi, rue de la Fonderie

Logements : Couvent des carmes… Liste à compléter


Accès de la gare : Ligne métro A et B (direction Ramonville : station Place du Parlement ou Carmes)

Accès aéroport : par navette aéroport (Compans-Cafarelli), ou avec le tramway : station Place du Parlement ou Carmes.

New bilingual ebooks of Aquinas's works

Readers at this site are familiar with the big, blue, hardbound editions of Aquinas's works coming out from The Aquinas Institute.  While everyone has loved the beautiful books, some people have said it would be great if they could put the Aquinas Institute volumes on a Kindle or a Nook and bring them on trips.

In response, The Aquinas Institute has brought out a new line of eBooks. Each eBook matches one of their printed volumes, and if your e-reader permits it you can even see what page of the printed volume you are viewing. And just like the printed volumes, the eBooks are bilingual, meaning that you can toggle back and forth between Latin and English. See the video below for a demonstration. 

In many readers, you can load a Latin dictionary, and then tap and hold on a word to look it up. You can take notes, search, bookmark, and anything else your reader allows. The new bilingual Aquinas eBooks are available from Amazon, iBooks, Nook, and pretty much anywhere you find eBooks for sale. 

Each eBook costs $5.99. If you prefer a static PDF to a reflowable eBook, the bilingual layout found in the printed books is also available through Web PDF providers like Microsoft Books for $12.99.

As of this writing, only the Summa Theologiae is available in eBook form, but more volumes are soon to come. Please send feedback to The Aquinas Institute. This is a new approach to eBooks for the serious student.


S.M.A.R.T. Call for Papers

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Thomism (S.M.A.R.T.) is planning a session for the 2018 meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in San Diego, CA, 8-11 November 2018. It is accepting papers on all aspects of Thomism from 1274 to the publication of the Carmelite Cursus Theologiae (1631-1701).

Please send papers and direct enquiries to Domenic D’Ettore at ddettore[at]marian[dot]edu. Papers and abstracts received by 15 May will receive full consideration. Selection preference will be given to complete papers. The submission of an abstract alone should be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae. A final version of the paper will be required by 1 September 2018 in order to facilitate a response paper which will be given during the conference session.

CfP: "Initiation and Mystagogy in Aquinas" Utrecht 2018

“From the Thomas Institute at the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology (the Netherlands) comes a Call for Papers for an International Conference entitled: “Initiation and Mystagogy in Thomas Aquinas: Theological, Philosophical, Liturgical, and Pedagogical Perspectives” to be held December 13-15, 2018 in Utrecht (the Netherlands). Keynote speakers include Bernard Blankenhorn O.P., Matthew Levering and Daria Spezzano. Those interested in presenting a paper should submit an abstract (including a title, a summary of their proposed paper, and their institutional affiliation) to by March 1st, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 15, 2018. For further information please check the website of the Thomas Institute,


Jörgen Vijgen

DR. JÖRGEN VIJGEN holds academic appointments in Medieval and Thomistic Philosophy at several institutions in the Netherlands. His dissertation, “The status of Eucharistic accidents ‘sine subiecto’: An Historical Trajectory up to Thomas Aquinas and selected reactions,” was written under the direction of Fr. Walter Senner, O.P. at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy and published in 2013 by Akademie Verlag (now De Gruyter) in Berlin, Germany.

RIP Matthew Lamb

Our beloved Fr. Matthew Lamb died early yesterday morning due to complications from blood clotting in his lungs and pulmonary fibrosis. Fr. Lamb was a wonderful and generous friend, colleague, professor, and mentor at AMU. He was also a fine theologian and scholar. The University, the graduate theology program, and the Church owe him a great deal.

JD Flynn has published a short piece on Fr. Lamb at the Catholic News Agency here.

It was a rare homily in which Fr. Lamb didn't mention the "portals of death." Now he has passed through them. He will be greatly missed. Requiescat in pace.