2013 Aquinas Lecture
"Master Thomas and the Fullness of Life"
by John F. Boyle
The 2013 Aquinas Lecture is available here .
The 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 Boyles 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 UDs new series
of published Aquinas Lectures, which will be produced in co-operation with St. Augustines
Press of South Bend, Indiana.
A response to this lecture will be given by Christopher Malloy, UD Associate Professor
Monday, January 28, 2013
Reception to follow in Gorman Faculty Lounge
Professor Boyle will also give a seminar, which is going to focus on two articles
from Thomas Aquinass Roman Commentary on Peter Lombards Sentences, a recently rediscovered work that sheds new light on several aspects of Thomas's
Texts that you can view for preparation of this seminar:
Seminar description of materials
Distinction 4 articles
English translation of distinction articles 4.12
"Aquinas' lost Roman commentary: an historical detective story"
"The Analogy of 'Homo' and 'Deus' in St. Thomas Aquinas's Lectura romana"
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.