Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas (February 5-7, 2009)

The good people at the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University are at it again. Every other year they put on a conference devoted directly to theological themes in Aquinas, while in the interceding year they have a conference on some feature of Catholic doctrine and practice. This year they are holding a conference on Aquinas's commentary on the Letter to the Romans, from February 5-7, 2009 (need the text of Thomas's commentary on Romans? Click here). The conference, entitled "Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas: Ecumenical Explorations," brings together the following ecumenical cast of speakers:

  • Bernhard Blankenhorn, OP
  • Markus Bockmuehl
  • Hans Boersma
  • John Boyle
  • Edgardo Colon-Emeric
  • Holly Taylor Coolman
  • Adam Cooper
  • Scott Hahn
  • Mary Healy
  • Paul Keller, OP
  • Matthew L. Lamb
  • Matthew Levering
  • Bruce Marshall
  • Emmanuel Perrier, OP
  • Charles Raith
  • Patrick Henry Reardon
  • Michael Root
  • Michael Sherwin, OP
  • Gregory Vall
  • Geoffrey Wainwright
  • Michael Waldstein
  • Robert Louis Wilken
  • David S. Yeago

You can download the general conference flyer (PDF), and the conference registration (PDF). Register early, they say, because space is limited.

On a personal note, I have gone to all the Aquinas-specific conferences save the first, and have found them all to be profoundly informative. In a time when both travel budgets and time are tight, this is my only "can't miss" conference every year, topping even Kalamazoo. And the new digs at Ave Maria University form a lovely conference space—especially in early February!


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).