The Sacraments and Aquinas at Ave Maria University (Feb. 2007)

The folks at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida, have done it again, planning a splendid conference on "Sacraments in Aquinas," to be held February 8-10, 2007. Here is the blurb and speakers list that Matthew Levering sent to me:

Sacraments in Aquinas

With some exceptions, very little work has been done on Aquinas’s sacramental and liturgical theology in the past few decades. In recent years, however, philosophical and theological interest in Aquinas’s sacramental theology and theological of the liturgy seems to be significantly increasing in ecumenical circles. Now seems an auspicious time to plan for a conference that would illumine the contributions of Aquinas, and the medieval tradition to which he belongs, in this area.

Speakers include

  • Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University, Keynote Address
  • Reinhard Hütter, Duke University Divinity School, Closing Address
  • Sr. Thomas Augustine Becker, OP, Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
  • Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • Serge-Thomas Bonino, OP, Revue Thomiste
  • John Boyle, University of St. Thomas (MN)
  • Sarah Byers , Ave Maria University
  • Romanus Cessario, OP, St. John’s Seminary
  • Michael Dauphinais , Ave Maria University
  • Barry David, Ave Maria University
  • Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole, OP, University of Fribourg
  • Gilles Emery, OP, University of Fribourg
  • Paul Gondreau, Providence College
  • Thomas Hibbs, Baylor University
  • Joseph Koterski, SJ, Fordham University
  • Peter Kwasniewski, International Theological Institute
  • Matthew L. Lamb, Ave Maria University
  • Michael Lang, London Oratory
  • Matthew Levering, Ave Maria University
  • Steven Long, Ave Maria University
  • Christopher Malloy, University of Dallas
  • Bruce Marshall, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
  • Robert Miner, Baylor University
  • R. Trent Pomplun, Loyola College in Maryland
  • Lauren Pristas, Caldwell College
  • Richard Schenk, OP, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
  • Henk Schoot, Thomas Instituut te Utrecht
  • Joseph Wawrykow, University of Notre Dame
  • Thomas Weinandy, OFM Cap, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

I’m sure that their website will soon have more details. February in Florida sounds pretty good right now…


Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson is an associate professor of Theology at Marquette University, and founded on Squarespace in November of 2004. He studied with James Weisheipl, Leonard Boyle, Walter Principe, and Lawrence Dewan, at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto, Canada).