Living Morally and Intelligently in the Light of Christ’s Eternal Glory
Conference and Presentation of Awards
The Aquinas Center realizes the importance of St. Thomas Aquinas’s theology and philosophy for the deepening appropriation of Catholic speculative and moral theology. The Center reaches out to scholars and doctoral students around the world and bestows awards in recognition of their contributions to the study of Aquinas and Catholic intellectual and faith life.
The conference sessions will take place in the ballroom of the Bob Thomas Student Union. All sessions are free and open to the public.
Friday, January 25th, 5p.m.
The Veritas Medal Presentation and Lecture
The Veritas Medal honors an eminent Catholic thinker whose career reflects the Aquinas Center’s goal to foster the search for truth. Since the attainment of truth is a participation in the Wisdom of Christ, the Veritas Medal serves to recognize those who have instantiated, in their lives and work, the integration of faith and reason.
Saturday, January 26th, 10:30-12:30
The Journet Prize honors the scholarly monograph published in any language during the past calendar year that best exemplifies the task of drawing upon the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas to engage constructively in contemporary theology, philosophy, and/or biblical studies.
The St. Thomas Aquinas Dissertation Prize Presentation and Lecture
The Aquinas Dissertation Prize honors the dissertation defended in any language during the past calendar year that best exemplifies the task of drawing upon the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas to engage constructively in contemporary theology, philosophy, and/or biblical studies.
Saturday, January 26th, 2:00-3:30
Graduate Student Panel
“A Thomistic Appraisal of the Phoenix Abortion Case, with Special Consideration Given to the Self-Determinative Structure of Human Acts” by David Tamisiea
“St. Thomas’s Late Teaching on the Procession of the Holy Spirit” by Paul Shields
“True Devotion: Charles De Koninck’s Ego Sapientia and the doctrine of slavery to Mary” by Katherine Gardner