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Nature and Grace: A Thomistic Introduction

Oct 29 at 10:45 am - 5:15 pm

Nature and Grace: A Thomistic Introduction

Thomas Joseph White, OP
Simon Francis Gaine, OP

29 October 2022
Colégio de São Tomás – Quinta das Conchas

Language: English

How can one understand philosophically what nature is, and what human nature is specifically? How should one understand the theological notion of grace and how do grace and nature relate to another? Thomas Aquinas offers clear analysis of both these questions and this seminar will seek to examine his answers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, St Thomas’ notions of human nature, human longing for happiness and truth, and the promise of grace and its role in our lives is of great relevance in our contemporary epoch.

Join us in Lisbon for this conference on nature and grace according to St Thomas Aquinas, given by the Rector Magnificus Fr Thomas Joseph White, OP, and the Director of the Angelicum Thomistic Institute Fr Simon Francis Gaine, OP.

Coffee breaks and a snack lunch will be available for registered participants.


10:45-11:00 | Opening Remarks
11:00-11:30 | Understanding Nature in Aquinas (Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP)
11:30-11:45 | Q&A
11:45-12:15 | Coffee Break
12:15-12:45 | Natural Human Inclinations and Spiritual Flourishing (Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP)
12:45-13:00 | Q&A
13:00-15:00 | Lunch Break
15:00-15:30 | Grace and Nature Before the Fall (Fr. Simon Francis Gaine, OP)
15:30-15:45 | Q&A
15:45-16:15 | Coffee Break
16:15-16:45 | Grace and Nature After the Fall (Fr. Simon Francis Gaine, OP)
16:45-17:00 | Q&A
17:00-17:15 | Closing Remarks

This conference will not be live-streamed and it is not possible to attend it online.


Oct 29
10:45 am - 5:15 pm
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Colégio de São Tomás – Quinta das Conchas
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