An assortment of essays titled "Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange OP: Teacher of Thomism" is offered by the free online journal Educational Theoria. The essays are available in a single PDF here.
Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P.: A Biographical Sketch
Richard A. Peddicord, O.P.
My Personal Memories of Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
Joseph M. de Torre
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on Subsistence
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on the Real Distinction
Jude Chua Soo Meng
Garrigou-Langrange’s General Proof of God’s Existence
+F. F. Centore
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange on Physical Premotion
Steven A. Long
Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange and the Renewal of the Contemplative Life
Garrigou-Lagrange OP and la vie théologale
Romanus Cessario OP
Garrigou-Langrange, Leo XIII and Liberalism
Thomas Crean OP
The latest issue of the venerable Revue Thomiste (2012/1, pp. 5-231) is devoted to the “nature of the accident” (Autour de la nature de l’accident”) and contains the proceedings of a symposium held at the Sorbonne on September 8-9, 2011 with the aim of preparing a critical edition of the unauthentic work of St. Thomas De natura accidentis. The preparation of this edition is part of a much larger research-project “Thomisme et Anti-Thomisme au Moyen Âge”, mentioned earlier on Thomistica.net
Here is the table of contents:
R. Imbach – C. König-Pralong: Aristote au Latran: Eucharistie et philosophie selon Thomas d’Aquin et Dietrich de Freiberg [Elsewhere, however, I have tried to show that St. Thomas does not try to “adept philosophy to theological orthodoxy”, as the authors (p. 17) claim]
S. Donati – La doctrine de l’analogie de l’être dans la tradition des commentaires de la Physique : Quelques modèles interprétatifs (commentaires de la Faculté des arts, autour de 1250-1300)
A. Beccarisi : Le traité bâlois De natura accidentis : Entre thomisme et antithomisme
J. Casteigt : Reduplicatio excludit omne alienum a termino : Accident et qualité redupliquée à partir de l’article 13 d’Eckhart condamné dans la bulle pontificale In agro dominico
D. Demagne : Accidents et relations non convertibles selon Thomas d’Aquin, Pierre Olivi et Jean Duns Scot
S.-Th. Bonino : Le statut ontologique de l’accident selon Thomas de Sutton [Father Bonino describes, more accurately I think, the position of Aquinas regarding the concept of accident as a “ré-élaboration” (p. 140). His contribution shows convincingly among others that “De natura accidentis” cannot be attributed to Thomas of Sutton]
J.-L. Solère : Les variations qualitatives dans les théories post-thomistes [The concept ‘post-thomistes’ refers to are the authors examined here: Gilles of Rome, Godfrey of Fontaines, Peter of Auvergne, Thomas of Sutton and Duns Scotus]
J. Biard : Comment définir un accident ? Le double statut de l’accidentalité selon Buridan et ses conséquences sur la théorie de la définition
The website for the journal, Theological Studies, has been completedly revamped, both for a better look and feel and to be “responsive” (ut dicunt) to various devices. The site renders well on computers, smartphones (like the iPhone or even iPod touch), and tablet devices (such as the iPad or Samsung’s Galaxy Tab).
Most important for viewers here at Thomistica.net is the fact that the entire run of the journal, save for articles published in the last five years, is now fully available for PDF download, via the site’s searchable catalog of past articles (going back to its first year of publication, 1940). As visitors to Thomistica.net will know, Theological Studies is primarily a journal for contemporary academic theology, primarily systematic and moral (with occasional historical appearances, too). But articles on Thomas Aquinas directly do appear, and often articles are written with some invocation of Thomas’s doctrine on this or that. Don’t hesitate to visit the site at http://ts.mu.edu to search by author’s name, or keywords in article titles, to find something that aids your research.
The journal was established as The Modern Schoolman in 1925 by the Jesuit Scholastics of the Philosophy Department of Saint Louis University, and was described as the “Bulletin of the Philosophy Seminar of Saint Louis University.” It was a monthly publication of “articles, reviews, items of news and interest” in order to give “some expression in a simple way to the great truths of Scholasticism.” Throughout its history it has maintained a deep connection to the Scholastic tradition […]. The November 1933 issue described the journal as “a means of becoming better acquainted with Scholasticism and the principles it champions.” In the November 1954 issue, the journal began describing itself as “a quarterly journal of philosophy, dedicated to furthering the work begun by the great Schoolmen of the Middle Ages.”
The journal publishes broadly now and seeks to publish “in all areas of philosophy.” In an article titled “An Editor’s Farewell,” William C. Charron notes that in the journal’s history “illustrious contributors include Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, Joseph Owens, Vernon J. Bourke” among others.
The new name change will take effect with volume 90 (2013).
In a short article found at the beginning of the current issue of New Blackfriars, Fergus Kerr discusses the origin of the much-used and often reprinted translation of the Summa Theologica by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province. Kerr notes:
This literal translation by ‘Fathers of the English Dominican Province’ was done solely and entirely by one man: Father Laurence Shapcote (1864–1947).
The article describes the labors of Fr. Shapcote, who also translated the Summa contra Gentiles, De potentia, and some short works by Aquinas. The article concludes with the following observation:
Laurence Shapcote never wrote anything: there is no way of telling what his own ‘Thomism’ was. It is a century since he started work. He did not respond to suggestions that he should unmask his anonymity. Readers who are thankful for this literal translation would surely be all the more grateful if they knew that it was done by Laurence Shapcote alone, in very austere conditions, on the Rand and in Natal, doggedly translating his way through the major works of St Thomas.
The full article can be found here, but it requires a subscription.
Here is some news on the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas (PAST) will hold its X Plenary Session in the Vatican on 18-20 June 2010 on the topic The Human Animal: Procreation, Education and the Foundations of Society. The speakers will include Kevin Flannery SJ, John Haldane, Reinhard Hütter and John O’Callaghan.
For more on the Pontifical Academy, follow this link to their new website.
As a follow-up on our report on last year’s Plenary Session (see here), we have acquired the proceedings of the sessions of 2009 and 2008.
Doctor Communis 2009: Saint-Thomas’s Interpretation of Saint Paul’s Doctrines
- Rodríguez, Pedro: Del año paulino al año sacerdotal (20-22)
- Martínez García, Enrique: In memoriam Francisco Canals Vidal (23-25)
- Cordero Lanza DiMontezemolo, Andrea: L’anno paolino ed i programmi svolti nella Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura (26-38)
- Hütter, Reinhard: “In hope he believed against hope” (Romans 4:18) (39-59)
- DiNoia, Joseph A.: Christ brings freedom from sin and death (60-75)
- Biffi, Inos: Aspetti della figura di Cristo nel commento di Tommaso alla Lettera agli Ebrei (76-91)
- Rodríguez, Pedro: El “sacrum ministerium” en los comentarios de Santo Tomás al “Corpus paulinum” (92-113)
- Ocáriz, Fernando: L’adozione filiale e il mistero di Cristo (114-130)
- Elders, Leo J.: The “Lecturae” of St. Thomas Aquinas of the Letters of the Apostle Paul to the Philippians and Colossians (131-149)
- Wielockx, Robert: Au sujet du commentaire de saint Thomas sur le “Corpus paulinum” (150-184)
- Waldstein, Michael: The spousal logic of justification (185-197)
- Ferrara, Ricardo: “Gratia secundum se”. La dottrina della grazia nel commento alla Lettera ai Romani (198-218)
- Sánchez Sorondo, Marcello: Grace as “new creation” (219-236)
Doctor Communis 2008: The “Praeambula Fidei” and the New Apologetics
- Zdybicka, Zofia J., Commemorazione di Mieczysław Albert Krąpiec, O.P.(18-20)
- Levada, William J., The importance of a new apologetics (21-28)
- McInerny, Ralph M., Newman and natural religion (29-37)
- Wippel, John F., Philosophy and the preambles of faith in Thomas Aquinas (38-61)
- Brock, Stephen L., Realistic practical truth (62-75)
- Glendon, Mary A., Apologetics in the public square (78-86)
- Morerod, Charles, Le nouvel athéisme évolutionniste et les praeambula fidei (87-112)
- Cottier, Georges, Scientisme et apologétique (113-124)
- Biffi, Inos, Per una nuova coscienza della centralità di Cristo nella cultura contemporanea (125-135)
- Bruguès, Jean L., Moral convictions and evangelical ethics (136-144)
- Livi, Antonio, La teologia di oggi ha bisogno di una nuova interpretazione filosofica della dottrina tommasiana dei “praeambula fidei” (151-175)
- Galeazzi, Umberto, La razionalità dei tommasiani “praeambula fidei” el il fideismo di K. Barth, convergente con i neopositivisti (176-200)
- Seidl, Horst, Apologetic theology as fruit of the encounter between Christian faith and metaphysics (201-208)
Nova et vetera, the English-language version of the longtime Swiss journal of the same name, has changed its institutional affiliation from the Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University to the Augustine Institute of Denver, Colorado. Here is a scrape from the journal’s new site:
We are pleased to announce that Nova et Vetera, the distinct English edition of the longstanding Swiss journal, is now being published by the Augustine Institute. For the past seven years, the journal was published by Sapientia Press of Ave Maria University. We owe profound thanks to Sapientia Press.
Under the Augustine Institute, the editorial focus of the journal will continue as it has the last seven years. The journal strives to follow the culturally engaged, ecclesial, broadly Thomistic, and dialogical perspective of the founder of the Swiss Nova et Vetera, Charles Journet. Journet worked at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, and we seek to do the same.
As many will tell you, the journal has become to the home for much first-rate Thomistic scholarship. You can get the print version of the journal alone, or can get the print version plus access to PDF files of all articles (particularly handy if you have a bibliography program on your computer, such as Endnote). For more on the journal, its subscription costs and terms, follow the link to the new site.
The universities of Paris and Freiburg-Germany have initiated an exciting and ambitious new research-project entitled ‘Thomism and Anti-Thomism in the Middle Ages’. The project, directed by Ruedi Imbach and Maarten Hoenen, will focus its attention on medieval and Renaissance-interpretations of Aquinas and continues the results published in two thematic fasciculi of the Revue Thomiste 2008.
A first conference is scheduled for January 28-30 in Freiburg on “German Thomism 13th-14th Century.”
While Paris will focus on the 13th-14th Century, Freiburg will investigate the 15th Century. The project in Paris includes among others an investigation of the authenticity of the opuscula De principio individuationis, De natura materiae, De natura accidentis, De natura generis, De instantibus, De quattuor opposites, an edition of the Metaphysics-commentary by Humbertus de Prulliaco (†1298), a partial edition of the Summa by Nicholas of Strassbourg and investigations on Dietrich of Freiberg.
The German section envisages a edition of the Tractatus ostendens concordiam Thomae Aquinatis et Alberti Magni by Gerardus de Monte, dating from 1456, an investigation of the Concordantiae-literature esp. Peter of Bergamo and the publication of a Companion to Renaissance Thomism to appear at Brill (Leiden) as the first volume of a new series on Thomism.
Full descriptions (in French and German) of the project can be found on its website.