Thomism After Vatican II: Why Aquinas Matters for Contemporary Theology

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum)

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 discussed 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?

This talk is part of the conference Thomism After Vatican II, which was held at the Angelicum on 27 October 2018.