2013 Aquinas Lecture 
"Master Thomas and the Fullness of Life" 

by John F. Boyle

 

John F Boyle, 2013 Aquinas LectureThe UD Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the 31st annual Aquinas Lecture. This year's Aquinas Medalist is John F. Boyle. He is a professor of Theology and Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds degrees from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies as well as from the University of Toronto. He is perhaps best known for his edition, prepared in collaboration with the late Fr. Leonard Boyle, O.P., of the recently discovered Lectura romana of St. Thomas. Professor Boyle has also published essays on a number of areas in the thought of St. Thomas. He has delivered the annual Aquinas Lecture at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, as well as at Thomas Aquinas College and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.

Professor Boyle’s 2013 Aquinas Lecture will be devoted to “Master Thomas and the Fullness of Life.” For St. Thomas, what constitutes the fullness of human life? How does he order his work as master to that fullness? This talk will inaugurate UD’s new series of published Aquinas Lectures, which will be produced in co-operation with St. Augustine’s Press of South Bend, Indiana.

A response to this lecture will be given by Christopher Malloy, UD Associate Professor of Theology.

Lecture:
Monday, January 28, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Lynch Auditorium
Reception to follow in Gorman Faculty Lounge

Professor Boyle will also give a seminar, which is going to focus on two articles from Thomas Aquinas’s Roman Commentary on Peter Lombard’s Sentences, a recently rediscovered work that sheds new light on several aspects of Thomas's teaching.

Texts that you can view for preparation of this seminar:
Seminar description of materials
Distinction 4 articles
English translation of distinction articles 4.1–2
"Aquinas' lost Roman commentary: an historical detective story"
"The Analogy of 'Homo' and 'Deus' in St. Thomas Aquinas's Lectura romana"

Seminar:
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
5:00 p.m.
Gorman Faculty Lounge

You are also invited to an informal student discussion, in which Professor Boyle will share his background, education, and career path.

Informal Student Discussion:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Gorman Faculty Lounge

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the UD Philosophy Department by phone at 972-721-5161 or by email at phildept@udallas.edu.

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