Thomistic Circles: Christology & Exegesis

The Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC, will be hosting the Fall 2015 Thomistic Circles in DC, "The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis," October 2-3. Speakers include Dr. Ben Witherington III from Asbury Theological Seminary, Dr. Bruce D. Marshall from Southern Methodist University, Dr. R. Trent Pomplun from Loyola University Maryland, Fr. Simon Gaine, OP from University of Oxford, and Fr. Anthony Giambrone, OP from the Dominican House of Studies.


Thomism Conference by Dominican Friars

A conference of the Friars of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) on Thomistic thought today (“Dominicans & the Renewal of Thomism”) was held July 1-5, 2013, at the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. The conference, centered around the theme: “The Doctrine of God, One & Triune,” was well attended, with over 100 friars present from around the world. A list of the main presentations is available online; videos of them are being posted as they become edited.

This gathering is the second of what is hoped will be a triennial event, the next of which has been proposed for Toulouse, France, in 2016. The first such meeting was held in Warsaw, Poland, in 2010 (papers from which have been published as Dominicans and the Challenge of Thomism). Texts from this summer’s conference are to be published as a volume of Nova et Vetera.

The Refounded "Dominicana"

In 1916 the journal Dominicana was founded at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. It was operated by the studentate of the Province of St. Joseph until 1968, when it ceased publication. But last Spring the journal was happily resurrected. Here is an account of the events from the Spring 2011 issue:

Spring is a time of change. This spring marks the end of Dominican Review and the re-introduction of Dominicana. Dominicana was the original studentate publication of the the Province of St. Joseph, begun in 1916. It contained news about the Province and articles of interest. It also showcased the literary talents of the studentate. By renaming Dominican Review, we hope to reconnect with our past by drawing inspiration from our tradition and presenting it in a com­pelling way to our readers in 2011. The name of our publication is not the only change you will no­tice. We have moved to a smaller, neater, booklet format to facilitate reading and we have worked to diversify our content.

The Dominicana homepage says a little more about the projected content: 

The re-founded journal seeks to provide commentary on a wide array of topics from a Dominican, contemplative perspective. Entirely student-created, the journal features opinion pieces, spiritual reflections, debates, interviews, short fiction, poetry, and more.

Here is the subscription information, also from the journal’s homepage:

Those interested in subscribing to the print edition of the journal may do so by credit card or PayPal, or by writing to Dominicana Editor, 487 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20017. (Please make checks payable to Dominican Studentate.)

One-year subscriptions are available for $15. Religious houses may subscribe for $20 per year, and institutions and libraries may subscribe for $25 per year.

Among recent articles, readers of might be especially interested in J. Augustine Di Noia’s “Theological Method and the Magisterium” from the Winter 2011 issue. I was able to access a pdf file of the article for free on Dominicana’s website. I don’t know whether this was because my institution has a subscription to the journal. But you can try for yourself.