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Thomism After Vatican II

Oct 27 at 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

After Vatican II, Thomism was often seen as a hindrance to the Church in her engagement with contemporary society. Today that assumption is being revisited. There is a renaissance in Thomistic studies, often in collaboration with other academic disciplines and in engagement with contemporary theology and philosophy. This event will discuss the fate of Thomism in a post-Vatican II setting. What are its challenges and opportunities? How can the study of Aquinas’ thought contribute to the vitality of the Church’s intellectual tradition today?


Walter Senner, OP (Angelicum) | “Saint Thomas Aquinas: A Peaceful Life of Controversies” | 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Richard Schenk, OP (University of Freiburg) | “Memory and Conversion: Thomistic Ressourcement and Productive Non-Contemporaneity” | 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Thomas Joseph White, OP (Angelicum) | “Thomism After Vatican II” | 12:00-1:00 p.m.


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