Aquinas for Asia

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Aquinas for Asia

Jan 19 at 12:30 - 19:00

Date: Thursday, 19 January 2023
Location: Angelicum Aula 11
Time: 12:45 pm – 7 pm

Speakers include:
Fr. Martin Ganeri, OP: “Thomas Aquinas and Hindu Thought”
Fr. Michael Sherwin, OP: “Thomas Aquinas on Christ as the True Way to Heaven”
Bernadette Cheng: “Thomas Aquinas & Chinese Ethics: The Comparison of the Virtue of Charity & the Three Confucian Immortals”
Fr. Will Conquer, MEP:  “Buddhism and Catholicism: Opportunities for Convergence”
Prof. Soon Hock Lim:  “Creative Co-Existence in a Religious Pluralistic Society”
Karl Liu:  “Thomas Aquinas and Chinese Thought”


The Catholic Church speaks about Aquinas as a common doctor of theological and philosophical research. But what could that mean today in the context of the Church’s life in Asia with its diverse cultures and religious as well as secular philosophical traditions? What does it mean to speak realistically about Aquinas for Asia?

This day-long conference at the Angelicum will explore Aquinas’s thought in conversation with classical Hindu traditions, principles of Buddhist doctrine, and elements from classical and contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian political thought. The aim is to explore seeds of thinking for the evangelization and profound Catholic engagement of contemporary Asian cultures.

Lunch included for those who register.

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