More on the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI May 12-15, 2011)

I previously noted the high number of presentations on Aquinas for this year’s Congress. I should have mentioned also the wide range of Thomistic topics. Here are the papers directly on Aquinas or the history of Thomism:

Thursday, May 12

  • Romans and the Summa: Exploring the Scriptural Foundations of Aquinas’s Question on Merit (I–II.114.1–3) (Charles Raith, Honors College, Baylor Univ.)
  • The Changing Identification of a Methodological Prius in Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae (Richard Nicholas)
  • Analogical Science in Aquinas’s Five Ways (Alexander W. Hall, Clayton State Univ.)
  • Job in the Sentences Commentaries of Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas (Franklin T. Harkins, Fordham Univ.)
  • Natural Law and Human Nature from Augustine and Aquinas to Francisco de Vitoria and Villegaignon: Adams Rib, Cannibalism, and Otherness (Toy-Fung Tung, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
  • Moral Subjectivity as the Basis of Self-Cognition in Thomas Aquinas’s Thought (Magdalena Plotka, Univ. Kardynała Stefana Wyszyńskiego w Warszawie)
  • Aquinas on the Role of Bishops in the Mendicant Controversy (Hui Hui, Peking Univ.)
  • Aquinas on Natural Law and Virtue Ethics (Melissa Moschella, Princeton Univ.)
  • The Distention of “Mens” and the Unity of Consciousness in Augustine and Aquinas (Therese Scarpelli Cory, Seattle Univ.)
  • Augustine, Thomas, and the Memory of Things Sensed (Jamie Spiering, Benedictine College)
  • Thomistic Self-Knowledge and Avicennian Medicine (Kevin White, Catholic Univ. of America)

Friday, May 13

  • The Doctrine of Transcendentals and Aquinas’s De veritate: A Comparative Analysis of Lawrence Dewan and Jan Aertsen (Nathan R. Strunk, Boston Univ.)
  • On Aquinas’s Incorporation of Boethius’s Account of Being and Goodness (Tyler D. Huismann, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor)
  • Revisiting Owens’s Interpretations of Individuation in Aquinas (Gaston LeNotre, Catholic Univ. of America)
  • Exoteric Sexism: Aristotle and Aquinas on Generation and Delayed Hominization (Samuel Condic, Univ. of St. Thomas, Houston)
  • Love for Animals: Singer and Aquinas (Steve Jensen, Center for Thomistic Studies)
  • Modernity, Tradition, and Society: Thomism and the Early Twentieth Century in the United States (Markus Faltermeier, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München)
  • Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Gregory of Palamas on the Simplicity of God (James Carey, St. John’s College)
  • Thomas Aquinas on the Will’s Self-Motion (Thomas M. Osborne, Jr., Center for Thomistic Studies)
  • Divine Causality and Human Freedom in Actions Caused by Grace (John Rziha, Benedictine College)

Saturday, May 14

  • Aquinas and Rhetoric (Jennifer Constantine-Jackson, Univ. of Toronto)
  • Saint Thomas and the Rabbis (Luis Cortest, Univ. of Oklahoma)
  • Friar Thomas, the Apostle, and the Philosopher (Eric M. Johnston, Seton Hall Univ.)
  • Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, and Rational Astrology (Scott Hendrix, Carroll Univ.)
  • Divine Predilection and the Hierarchy of Created Natures (Francis Murphy, Univ. of Oxford)
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas’s Proofs from Motion in Summa contra gentiles 1.13: Their Nature and the Function of the Nominal Definition (Michael G. Sirilla, Franciscan Univ. of Steubenville)
  • Analogy and Relation (Steven A. Long, Ave Maria Univ.)
  • Of Schoolrooms and Manuscripts: Seeing Aquinas’s Roman Commentary in Its Dominican Context (M. Michele Mulchahey, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)
  • Thomas’s Students and Precursors to His Lectura romana (Robert Barry, Providence College)
  • The Holy Spirit as Divine Impulse: Aquinas’s Account of the Eternal Procession of Love in the Lectura romana (Paul Shields, Ave Maria Univ.)

Sunday, May 15

  • Truth, Existence, and Aquinas’ Theory of Adequation (R. J. Matava, Georgetown Univ.)
  • Thomas Aquinas and Henry of Ghent on a Substance as the Immediate Principle of Its Operations (Simona Vucu, Univ. of Toronto)
  • Thomas Aquinas, Godfrey of Fontaines, and Henry of Ghent on the Soul’s Relationship to Its Powers (Adam Wood, Fordham Univ.)

A full schedule of papers is here.