As the various debates and crises of the 20th century illustrate, the specific focus of fundamental theology addresses some of the most contentious and pertinent aspects of theological and ecclesial reflection within the (post-)modern milieu. Dr. Lawrence Feingold’s recent volume, Faith Comes from What Is Heard: An Introduction to Fundamental Theology, published by Emmaus Academic, provides the reader with a much-needed “textbook” (xix) that faithfully and perspicaciously navigates the decisive waters of fundamental theology.Read More
As the seventh volume of their Thomistic Ressourcement series, Catholic University Press has recently published Aquinas and the Theology of the Body: The Thomistic Foundations of John Paul II's Anthropology by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.Read More
The latest offering from Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University, published this past April, is a compilation of essays on St. Thomas and his theology from Fr. Richard Schenk, OP, of the Western Dominican Province. Soundings in the History of a Hope: New Studies on Thomas Aquinas, the newest installment in the Faith & Reason series, seeks to undertake the beginnings of a retrieval of Thomistic thought in order to put it at the service of the Church today. The essays range from an examination of the role and task of Thomism in the Church today, to a study of the axiom of nature and grace in St. Thomas, to a treatment of the present significance of Aquinas' teaching on the question of sacrifice.
Fr. Schenk sums up the purpose of the volume in his Preface:
Fr. Schenk's new book promises to be a helpful resource for Thomistic scholars in engaging contemporary issues in theology and society at large.
Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University has recently published Daria Spezzano's masterful work, The Glory of God's Grace: Deification According to St. Thomas Aquinas. It is the first full-length, comprehensive study of St. Thomas's teaching on deification in its scriptural, patristic, philosophical, developmental, and systematic context.Read More
There is a new collection of essays from Cambridge University Press titled Aquinas’s ‘Disputed Questions on Evil’: A Critical Guide.
Chapters and contributors include:
- Metaphysical Themes in De malo, 1 John F. Wippel
- Weakness and Willful Wrongdoing in Aquinas’s De malo Bonnie Kent and Ashley Dressel
- Free Choice Tobias Hoffmann and Peter Furlong
- Venial Sin and the Ultimate End Steven J. Jensen
- The Promise and Pitfalls of Glory: Aquinas on the Forgotten Vice of Vainglory Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
- The Goodness and Evil of Objects and Ends Thomas M. Osborne, Jr
- Evil and Moral Failure in De malo Carl N. Still and Darren E. Dahl
- Attention, Intentionality, and Mind-reading in Aquinas’s De malo, q. 16, a. 8 Therese Scarpelli Cory
- Evil as Privation: The Neoplatonic Background to Aquinas’s De malo, 1 Fran O’Rourke
- Moral Luck and the Capital Vices in De malo: Gluttony and Lust M. V. Dougherty
From the Publisher's blurb:
This collection of ten, specially commissioned new essays, the first book-length English-language study of Disputed Questions on Evil, examines the most interesting and philosophically relevant aspects of Aquinas’s work, highlighting what is distinctive about it and situating it in relation not only to Aquinas’s other works but also to contemporary philosophical debates in metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of action. The essays also explore the history of the work’s interpretation.
Publisher’s page is here.
Thomistica.net contributor, David Whidden, has published Christ the Light, a book about the theme of light, as read throughout Thomas's works. Even in a period of tightened budgets this book is a worthy option for academic libraries and individuals.Read More
The longtime labors of Fr. Louis-Jacques Bataillon, OP, have been brought to birth by Adriano Oliva and the other workers at the Leonine Commission. Volume 44, 1 is here, and it's jam-packed with fascinating information.Read More
In from Philipp Rosemann at the University of Dallas is the following news:
Are you aware of the fact that the University of Dallas now publishes its annual Aquinas Lecture, in a series of small books produced by St. Augustine's Press? For more info, have a look here.
The first lecture published is that of a scholar well-known to our visitors: John F. Boyle, who lectured on "Master Thomas Aquinas and the Fullness of Life." The books are published by St. Augustine's Press.