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'Types' of Grace | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 16th, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Associate Professor in Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).
5/16/202451 minutes, 57 seconds
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Creation and the Fall in the New Testament | Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 2nd, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) was born and raised in Boston and entered the Order of Preachers in 1987. He was ordained a priest in 1993 and, on completion of doctoral studies in Scripture at Harvard University, was assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in 2000. He teaches courses on the Old Testament as well as biblical and early Christian languages.
5/15/202437 minutes, 32 seconds
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Creation and the Fall in the Old Testament | Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 2nd, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Stephen Ryan, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) was born and raised in Boston and entered the Order of Preachers in 1987. He was ordained a priest in 1993 and, on completion of doctoral studies in Scripture at Harvard University, was assigned to the Dominican House of Studies in 2000. He teaches courses on the Old Testament as well as biblical and early Christian languages.
5/14/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Patient Endurance in the Face of the Coming of our Lord | Fr. John Corbett, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 2nd, 2023, at St. Albert’s Priory. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. John Corbett, O.P. (St Gertrude’s Priory) is a native of Columbus Ohio. He graduated from Providence College in 1973 and was ordained a Dominican priest in 1980. He received the Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has taught moral theology at Providence College, The Josephinum in Columbus and the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. He is currently helping both in the Novitiate with spiritual direction and in the wider parish with Mass, preaching, and confessions.
5/13/202449 minutes, 2 seconds
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"The Time is Near" and Realized Eschatology | Fr. John Corbett, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 1st, 2023, at St. Albert’s Priory. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. John Corbett, O.P. (St Gertrude’s Priory) is a native of Columbus Ohio. He graduated from Providence College in 1973 and was ordained a Dominican priest in 1980. He received the Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Fribourg University in Switzerland. He has taught moral theology at Providence College, The Josephinum in Columbus and the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. He is currently helping both in the Novitiate with spiritual direction and in the wider parish with Mass, preaching, and confessions.
5/10/202449 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wendell Berry: Piety and the Environment w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Joshua Hochschild

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Joshua Hochschild about Wendell Berry, his sacramental view of creation, and virtues associated with stewardship of the environment. You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/XFHDklTldIg About the speaker: Joshua Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
5/9/202443 minutes, 43 seconds
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Patience Unto the "Day of the Lord" | Prof. Adam Eitel

This lecture was given on December 2nd, 2023, at St. Albert’s Priory. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Adam Eitel (University of Dallas) is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before joining the UD faculty in 2023, he taught for eight years at Yale University, where he held appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span topics in doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries.
5/8/202440 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Spiritual Life as "New Creation" | Prof Adam Eitel

This lecture was given on December 1st, 2023, at St. Albert’s Priory. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Adam Eitel (University of Dallas) is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before joining the UD faculty in 2023, he taught for eight years at Yale University, where he held appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span topics in doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries.
5/7/202424 minutes
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Responses to Sin, God's and Ours | Fr. Timothy Bellamah O.P.

This lecture was given on December 2nd, 2023, at Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P. (Commissio Leonina) was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He entered the Order of Preachers in 1991 and was ordained a priest in 1998. He studied at Wake Forest University (B.S., 1982), the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (M.Div. and S.T.B., 1997; S.T.L, 1999) and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, (Ph.D., Section des sciences Religieuses, 2008). He has previously taught at Providence College in the Department of Theology and the Department of the Development of Western Civilization. From 2010 to 2018 he served as editor of the speculative review The Thomist and is a member of the Leonine Commission, a team of Dominican scholars responsible for the production of critical Latin editions of the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also currently preparing a critical Latin edition of the Commentary on John’s Gospel by one of St. Thomas’ Dominican contemporaries, William of Alton.
5/6/202453 minutes, 40 seconds
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Creation and Sin, Angelic and Human | Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 1st, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P. (Commissio Leonina) was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He entered the Order of Preachers in 1991 and was ordained a priest in 1998. He studied at Wake Forest University (B.S., 1982), the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (M.Div. and S.T.B., 1997; S.T.L, 1999) and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, (Ph.D., Section des sciences Religieuses, 2008). He has previously taught at Providence College in the Department of Theology and the Department of the Development of Western Civilization. From 2010 to 2018 he served as editor of the speculative review The Thomist and is a member of the Leonine Commission, a team of Dominican scholars responsible for the production of critical Latin editions of the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also currently preparing a critical Latin edition of the Commentary on John’s Gospel by one of St. Thomas’ Dominican contemporaries, William of Alton.
5/3/202455 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Soul and its End in Contemplation | Sr. Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 21st, 2024 at Texas A&M University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us atthomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Sister Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P. is an Assistant Affiliate Professor on the theology faculty at the University of Dallas. She earned the S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, the Angelicum, in Moral Theology in 2011, as well as the S.T.L. and S.T.B. She has been teaching Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville since 2007, and has served in other assignments such as directing the study abroad program for Aquinas College in Bracciano, Italy, from 2014-2017. Sister Mary Angelica is also a trained portrait painter and enjoys painting and drawing, and received her first Undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Belmont University in Nashville.
5/2/202441 minutes, 57 seconds
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Trinity, Mystery, and the Search for Understanding | Prof Karen Kilby

This lecture was given on November 27th, 2023, at Oxford University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Karen Kilby is the Bede Professor of Catholic Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University
5/1/202444 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Nature and Significance of Contemplation According to Thomas Aquinas | Prof. Rik Van Nieuwenhove

This lecture was given on November 28th, 2023, at the University of St. Andrews. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Rik Van Nieuwenhove lectures in Medieval Thought at Durham University, UK. He has published scholarly articles on medieval theology and spirituality, theology of the Trinity, and soteriology. His books include: Introduction to Medieval Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012); Jan van Ruusbroec. Mystical Theologian of the Trinity (IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003); Introduction to the Trinity (with D. Marmion) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011); and he is editor of The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (with J. Wawrykow) (IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005); and Late Medieval Mysticism of the Low Countries (with R. Faesen & H. Rolfson) (NJ: Paulist Press, 2008). Presently he is researching the topic of contemplation in Thomas Aquinas.
4/30/202432 minutes, 29 seconds
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A Thomistic Take on the Work of Fear in The Human Heart | Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 12th, 2024, at Florida State University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Sister Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia of Nashville, TN. Sister received her phD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is an assistant professor on the faculty of CUA's School of Philosophy in Washington, DC, where she regularly teaches courses in the history of philosophy, logic, rhetoric, ethics, philosophy of religion, and philosophical psychology. She is also an adjunct professor for Aquinas College, where she teaches metaphysics and epistemology to her sisters in formation. When time permits, sister enjoys the occasional trip that allows her to speak to (and with) others who share her loves.
4/29/202449 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fighting over Jesus in the First Two Centuries of the Church | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 16th, 2024, at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (The Catholic University of America Press, 2023). He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
4/26/202435 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Rationality of Christian Belief w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Is Christian belief rational? Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. for an off-campus conversation with Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. to find out — and to learn about a new book from Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.! You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/VI_iUH355y4 About the speaker: Fr. Thomas Joseph White is the Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome. Originally a native of southeastern Georgia in the US, Fr. White studied at Brown University, where he converted to Catholicism. He did his doctoral studies in theology at Oxford University, and is the author of various books and articles including Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2011), The Incarnate Lord, A Thomistic Study in Christology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015) Exodus (Brazos Press, 2016), The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (Catholic University Press, 2017), and The Trinity: On the Nature and Mystery of the One God (Catholic University Press, 2022). He is co-editor of the journal Nova et Vetera, a Distinguished Scholar of the McDonald Agape Foundation, and a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
4/25/202450 minutes, 38 seconds
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Aquinas, Calvin, and the Cross of Christ | Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P.

This lecture was given on January 16th, 2024, at the University of St. Andrews. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. teaches theology at the Dominican House of Studies, Dublin. He studied science and theology at Cambridge University, and recently completed postgraduate studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
4/24/202438 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monks, Clerics, and Female Mystics: An Introduction to Medieval Theology | Prof. Nathaniel Peters

This lecture was given on January 25th, 2024, at the University of Florida. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Nathaniel Peters is the Director of the Morningside Institute. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in linguistics, with a focus on French and Latin, his M.T.S. from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in theology from Boston College. He has published articles and reviews on many topics in historical theology and ethics and serves as a contributing editor at Public Discourse.
4/23/202450 minutes, 40 seconds
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West vs East: Is Thomism Compatible with Orthodoxy | Prof. Marcus Plested

This lecture was given on February 6th, 2024, at Regent University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Marcus Plested holds the Henri de Lubac Chair in Theology at Marquette University. He holds a PhD from Oxford University and has been a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. He has taught, lectured, and published widely in patristic, Byzantine, and modern Orthodox theology. He is the author of two books to date: The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition (Oxford: OUP 2004) and Orthodox Readings of Aquinas (Oxford: OUP 2012).
4/22/202444 minutes, 5 seconds
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Who Decides and With What Authority? | Prof. Michael Root

This lecture was given on February 3rd, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Michael Root (Catholic University of America) is formerly Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of the US and international LutheranCatholic dialogues, the US LutheranUnited Methodist dialogue, the AnglicanLutheran International Working Group, and the Anglican Lutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
4/19/202438 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Rise of Protestantism: What Happened and Why | Prof. Bruce Marshall

This lecture was given on February 3rd, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Bruce Marshall (Southern Methodist University) is the Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at Southern Methodist University. He holds a masters from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate from Yale University. His teaching interests include medieval and reformation theology and systematic theology. His research interests include doctrine of the Trinity, christology, philosophical issues in theology, sacramental theology, and Judaism and Christian theology.
4/18/202448 minutes, 20 seconds
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Justified by Grace, but What is Grace and What does it do? | Prof. Michael Root

This lecture was given on February 3rd, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Michael Root (Catholic University of America) is formerly Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of the US and international LutheranCatholic dialogues, the US LutheranUnited Methodist dialogue, the AnglicanLutheran International Working Group, and the Anglican Lutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
4/18/202438 minutes, 29 seconds
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Eucharist or Lord's Supper? The Controversy Then and Now | Prof. Bruce Marshall

This lecture was given on February 3rd, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Prof. Bruce Marshall (Southern Methodist University) is the Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at Southern Methodist University. He holds a masters from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate from Yale University. His teaching interests include medieval and reformation theology and systematic theology. His research interests include doctrine of the Trinity, christology, philosophical issues in theology, sacramental theology, and Judaism and Christian theology.
4/17/202456 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Unintended Reformation | Prof. Brad Gregory

This lecture was given on February 9th, 2024, at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Brad S. Gregory is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2003, and where he is also the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. From 1996-2003 he taught at Stanford University, where he received early tenure in 2001. He specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation era and on the long-term influence of the Reformation era on the modern world. He has given invited lectures at many of the most prestigious universities in North America, as well as in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Before teaching at Stanford, he earned his Ph.D. in history at Princeton University and was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows; he also has two degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. His first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard, 1999) received six book awards. Professor Gregory was the recipient of two teaching awards at Stanford and has received three more at Notre Dame. In 2005, he was named the inaugural winner of the first annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities, a $50,000 award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture given to the outstanding midcareer humanities scholar in the United States. His most recent book is entitled The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap, 2012), which received two book awards. His forthcoming book is entitled Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World (Harper, 2017).
4/15/20241 hour, 19 seconds
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The Sacrament of Penance: a Sign Working Grace | Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 17th, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) is originally from Ohio, received his master's in architecture from Virginia Tech, and after working for a religious architecture firm, he entered the Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph in 2013. He was ordained a priest in 2020 at the Dominican House of Studies during the height of the pandemic. He previously served as associate pastor of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence Rhode Island and instructor at Providence College. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Chaplain for Campus Ministry and Chaplain for the Men's Lacrosse team. He currently serves the Thomistic Institute as the Coordinator for Campus Outreach, organizing retreats and leading Summa seminars with students across the country. You can find his writing in Sacred Architecture Journal, Word on Fire, and The Catholic Exchange.
4/12/202454 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Vision for Catholic Education w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Raymond Hain

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Raymond Hain about the evolution of Catholic education, the role of the teacher in humanities education, how to cultivate a love for the liberal arts in students, and more! You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://tinyurl.com/3cfn3639 About the speaker: Raymond Hain is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Director of the Humanities Program at Providence College in Providence, RI. Educated at Christendom College, the University of Notre Dame, and the University of Oxford, he is the founder of the PC Humanities Forum and Humanities Reading Seminars and is responsible for the strategic development of the Humanities Program into a vibrant, world class center of teaching, research, and cultural life dedicated to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. His scholarly interests include the history of ethics (especially St. Thomas Aquinas), applied ethics (especially medical ethics and the ethics of architecture), Alexis de Tocqueville, and philosophy and literature (especially Catholic aesthetics). His work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Templeton Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation. His essays have appeared in various journals and collections including The Thomist, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, and The Anthem Companion to Tocqueville. He is the editor of Beyond the Self: Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Culture and is currently working on a monograph titled The Lover and the Prophet: An Essay in Catholic Aesthetics. He joined Providence College in 2011 and lives just across the street with his wife Dominique and their five children.
4/11/202443 minutes, 25 seconds
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Penance and the Temptations of Christ Part 2 | Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 17th, 2024, at the North Carolina Intellectual Retreat. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
4/10/202436 minutes, 15 seconds
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Penance and the Temptations of Christ Part 1 | Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 17th, 2024, at the North Carolina Intellectual Retreat. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
4/9/202429 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why Sackcloth and Ashes: Exterior Signs and the Virtue of Penance | Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 16th, 2024, at the North Carolina Intellectual Retreat. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) is originally from Ohio, received his master's in architecture from Virginia Tech, and after working for a religious architecture firm, he entered the Dominicans of the Province of St. Joseph in 2013. He was ordained a priest in 2020 at the Dominican House of Studies during the height of the pandemic. He previously served as associate pastor of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence Rhode Island and instructor at Providence College. Additionally, he served as an Assistant Chaplain for Campus Ministry and Chaplain for the Men's Lacrosse team. He currently serves the Thomistic Institute as the Coordinator for Campus Outreach, organizing retreats and leading Summa seminars with students across the country. You can find his writing in Sacred Architecture Journal, Word on Fire, and The Catholic Exchange.
4/8/202445 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Do Business and Keep Your Soul | Prof. Andrew Abela

This lecture was given on January 22nd, 2024, at Yale University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Andrew Abela is the founding dean of the Busch School of Business and Ordinary Professor of Marketing at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. His research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. He is the co-editor of A Catechism for Business, from Catholic University Press, and winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.” Dr. Abela also provides consulting and training in internal communications; recent clients of his include Microsoft Corporation, JPMorganChase, and the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Great Falls, Virginia with their six children.
4/5/202437 minutes, 25 seconds
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Christ vs. Secularism: The Ethics of the Day | Fr. Ezra Sullivan, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 23rd, 2024, at Trinity College Dublin. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Ezra Sullivan is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He currently serves as professor of theology and psychology at the Angelicum in Rome. He has published numerous articles and contributed to many books on subjects related to Thomistic ethics.
4/4/202450 minutes, 53 seconds
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Virtue: The Human Operating System | Prof. Andrew Abela

This lecture was given on February 26th, 2024, at Georgetown University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Andrew Abela is the founding dean of the Busch School of Business and Ordinary Professor of Marketing at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. His research on the integrity of the marketing process, including marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. He is the co-editor of A Catechism for Business, from Catholic University Press, and winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.” Dr. Abela also provides consulting and training in internal communications; recent clients of his include Microsoft Corporation, JPMorganChase, and the Corporate Executive Board. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board. He holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Great Falls, Virginia with their six children.
4/3/202441 minutes, 51 seconds
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Moral Relativism and the Natural Law | Prof. Francis Beckwith

This lecture was given on November 30th, 2023, at Vanderbilt University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy. Among his over one dozen books are Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Politics For Christians: Statecraft As Soulcraft (IVP, 2010), and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion's prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Constructive-Reflective Studies. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (MJS) as well as Fordham University (PhD, MA, philosophy).
4/2/202447 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Role of Positive Human Law According to Aquinas | Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P

This lecture was given on January 26th, 2024, at the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Wojciech Giertych, O.P. was born in 1951 in London, UK. He studied history in Poznań, Poland, entered the Polish Province of the Dominican Order in 1975, and was ordained in 1981. He then worked in Kraków, Poland as formator and professor of moral theology, and has been an invited professor of the PUST since 1994. He has been a member of the General Council of the Dominican Order since 1998. He has served the Order as Socius for Central and Eastern Europe and then Socius for Intellectual Life. Since 2005 he has been the Theologian of the Papal Household and lives in the Vatican.
4/1/202456 minutes, 38 seconds
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Anger ad salutem | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given on January 14th, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies | Washington, DC. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speakers: Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) from Pennsylvania, graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC, and associate pastor of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught at Bellarmine University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is a contributor on the Pints with Aquinas show and a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast. Fr. Gregory is the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor, 2022) and co-author with Matt Fradd of Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God (TAN Books, 2020). Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (Catholic University of America) a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2002 and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. After completing her initial religious formation at her community’s motherhouse in Nashville, Sister Anna taught for five years at the high school level in Knoxville and Chattanooga. She also spent a year in Australia, preparing for World Youth Day. She then returned to Catholic University, and in 2019 completed a doctorate in philosophy. Her dissertation was on "Noetic Thinking in Aristotle's De Anima III.6." Sister previously taught as a First Year Experience fellow at the university and as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College.
3/29/202441 minutes, 43 seconds
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Insights from Alasdair MacIntyre w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Dr. Daniel De Haan

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Daniel De Haan about Alasdair MacIntyre and virtue. You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://tinyurl.com/29pba85r About the speaker: Daniel D. De Haan is the Frederick Copleston Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer in Philosophy and Theology in the Catholic Tradition at Campion Hall and Blackfriars at the University of Oxford. Before to coming to Oxford, De Haan was a postdoctoral fellow on the neuroscience strand of the Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences project at the University of Cambridge. He has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven and University of St Thomas in Texas. His research focuses on philosophical anthropology, hylomorphism and the sciences, moral psychology, philosophical theology, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas.
3/28/202446 minutes, 33 seconds
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Anger in virtute | Fr. Gregory Pine, OP

This lecture was given on January 13th, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies | Washington, DC. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) from Pennsylvania, graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC, and associate pastor of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught at Bellarmine University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is a contributor on the Pints with Aquinas show and a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast. Fr. Gregory is the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor, 2022) and co-author with Matt Fradd of Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God (TAN Books, 2020).
3/28/202451 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Work of Anger in Community: Anger ad alterum | Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. & Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

This lecture was given on January 13th, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies | Washington, DC. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speakers: Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (Catholic University of America) a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2002 and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. After completing her initial religious formation at her community’s motherhouse in Nashville, Sister Anna taught for five years at the high school level in Knoxville and Chattanooga. She also spent a year in Australia, preparing for World Youth Day. She then returned to Catholic University, and in 2019 completed a doctorate in philosophy. Her dissertation was on "Noetic Thinking in Aristotle's De Anima III.6." Sister previously taught as a First Year Experience fellow at the university and as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College. Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute) from Pennsylvania, graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Campus Outreach for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC, and associate pastor of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught at Bellarmine University. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is a contributor on the Pints with Aquinas show and a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast. Fr. Gregory is the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly (Our Sunday Visitor, 2022) and co-author with Matt Fradd of Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God (TAN Books, 2020).
3/27/202444 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Work of Anger in the Human Heart | Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given on January 13th, 2024, at the Dominican House of Studies | Washington, DC. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (Catholic University of America) a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2002 and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. After completing her initial religious formation at her community’s motherhouse in Nashville, Sister Anna taught for five years at the high school level in Knoxville and Chattanooga. She also spent a year in Australia, preparing for World Youth Day. She then returned to Catholic University, and in 2019 completed a doctorate in philosophy. Her dissertation was on "Noetic Thinking in Aristotle's De Anima III.6." Sister previously taught as a First Year Experience fellow at the university and as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College.
3/26/202439 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mirabilis Rerum Connexio: The Human Person in the World | Fr. Conor McDonough, OP

This lecture was given on June 20th, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Dublin) is a Dominican friar from Galway. He studied science and theology at the University of Cambridge and taught theology at secondary school before joining the Dominicans in 2009. He was ordained priest in 2016 and undertook further studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), focussing on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. He is currently based in Dublin where he teaches theology to the students at the Dominican House of Studies in Dublin.
3/25/202432 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Profundity & Personalism of the Eucharist | Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, O.P.

This lecture was given on October 10th, 2023, at the University of Dallas. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, O.P. is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. She is an Associate Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston where she also teaches at St. Mary's Seminary. Her main area of research is medieval sacramental theology with a focus on Albert the Great and Aquinas. She has published a translation of Albert the Great's work On the Body of the Lord in the CUA Fathers of the Church Medieval Continuation series as well as a translation of Aquinas's Commentary on the Psalms for the Aquinas Institute. She has published articles in various journals including Logos, Antiphon, Nova et Vetera and Franciscan Studies.
3/22/202434 minutes, 49 seconds
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Personhood & Our Ancient Faith: How Person Became Central to the Catholic Faith | Fr. Dominic Legge

This lecture was given on November 4th, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
3/20/202451 minutes, 45 seconds
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Is Smerdyakov a Human Being? | Prof. Stephen Meredith

This lecture was given on October 11th, 2023, at Harvard University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Stephen Meredith is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Neurology. He is also an associate faculty member in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published more than 100 journal articles, focusing on the biophysics of protein structure. Much of his work has been the application of solution and solid-state NMR to the study of amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has also published articles on literature and philosophy in diverse aspects of medical humanities and bioethics. His teaching includes courses to graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, medical students, and undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, including courses on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Dostoevsky (focusing on Brothers Karamazov), Thomas Mann and David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on a book examining disease and the theological problem of evil. Other current writing projects include a study of James Joyce and the problem of evil.
3/19/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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Reconciling the Image of God with the Scientific Image of Human Persons | Dr. Daniel De Haan

This lecture was given on September 28th, 2023, at the University of Edinburgh. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Dr. Daniel De Haan is a Research Fellow of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. He is working on the Renewal of Natural Theology Project directed by Professor Alister McGrath. Before coming to Oxford, De Haan was a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge working on the neuroscience strand of the Templeton World Charity Foundation Fellowships in Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project, directed by Sarah Coakley. During this postdoctoral fellowship, he conducted research on the intersections of theology, philosophy, and neuroscience in Lisa Saksida’s Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.
3/18/202446 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is Lying Always Wrong? | Fr. Gregory Pine O.P.

This lecture was given on October 10th, 2023, at Regent University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. is a doctoral student in Christology at the University of Fribourg. He serves as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to the TI, he was an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.
3/15/202441 minutes, 23 seconds
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Unlocking the Power of Virtue w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Prof. Timothy Pawl

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Timothy Pawl about how the integration of philosophy, the wisdom of Christian morality, and psychology can help us grow in virtue. You can watch this interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/0Xdq7weIhmc About the speaker: Timothy J. Pawl is Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and holds a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in philosophy. He specializes in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, Thomistic philosophy, analytic theology, and moral psychology. His books include In Defense of Conciliar Christology (Oxford, 2016), In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology (Oxford, 2019), The Incarnation (Cambridge, 2020), and Jesus and the Genome: The Intersection of Christology and Biology (Cambridge, 2024), co-authored with a philosopher of science and an evolutionary biologist. In addition, he has published more than forty academic articles in his areas of expertise and given more than 100 academic or popular-level talks or interviews about his work, including a series of interviews for the PBS show Closer to Truth. He is the husband of another philosopher, Faith Glavey Pawl, and the proud father of one son and four daughters.
3/14/202450 minutes, 32 seconds
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Justice: The Point of Courage and Temperance | Prof. John Cuddeback

This lecture was given on September 9th, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Professor John Cuddeback (Christendom College) is professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and household, and his professional writings appear in various academic journals and books. His book True Friendship was republished by Ignatius Press. His blogging at LifeCraft is renowned for applying an ancient wisdom to life today.
3/14/202452 minutes, 46 seconds
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Prudence The Forgotten Queen | Prof. John Cuddeback

Professor John Cuddeback (Christendom College) is professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and household, and his professional writings appear in various academic journals and books. His book True Friendship was republished by Ignatius Press. His blogging at LifeCraft is renowned for applying an ancient wisdom to life today.
3/13/202438 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Cardinal Virtues | Prof. Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan is director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Dallas and his graduate work at Fordham University in Classical Philology. While his doctoral work focused on ancient Greek commentaries to the lyric poet Pindar, his recent work focuses on early Jesuit Latin texts.
3/12/202452 minutes, 4 seconds
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Saint Thomas And The Acquired Virtues | Prof. Candace Vogler

Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, and Principal Investigator on "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life," a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. She has authored two books, John Stuart Mill's Deliberative Landscape: An Essay in Moral Psychology (Routledge, 2001) and Reasonably Vicious (Harvard University Press, 2002), and essays in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and literature, cinema, psychoanalysis, gender studies, sexuality studies, and other areas. Her research interests are in practical philosophy (particularly the strand of work in moral philosophy indebted to Elizabeth Anscombe), practical reason, Kant's ethics, Marx, and neo-Aristotelian naturalism.
3/11/202439 minutes, 57 seconds
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Is Certainty Possible in Science? | Dr. Brian Carl

Brian T. Carl earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He is an assistant professor at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. His research focuses on Thomistic metaphysics, philosophical theology, cognitive theory, and moral psychology.
3/8/202449 minutes, 34 seconds
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Are Quality of Life Judgments Ethical? | Prof. Gina Noia

Gina Maria Noia, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Providence College. She received her Ph.D. in Theology and Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. She has served as a clinical ethicist for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL and St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and she is published in Christian Bioethics and the Journal of Moral Theology. Outside of academia, you’ll find her spending time outdoors with her (philosopher) husband, Justin Noia, PhD, and their vivacious children.
3/6/202429 minutes, 34 seconds
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Helping Patients Who Are Dying Or Helping Patients To Die? | Prof. Farr Curlin

Farr Curlin is the Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities and CoDirector of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative (TMC) at Duke University. Dr. Curlin’s ethics scholarship takes up moral questions that are raised by religionassociated differences in physicians’ practices. He is an active palliative medicine physician and holds appointments in both the School of Medicine and the Divinity School, where he is working with colleagues to develop a new interdisciplinary community of scholarship and training focused on the intersection of theology, medicine, and culture.
3/5/202442 minutes, 35 seconds
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Going Deeper Than Darwin God And Biological Evolution | Prof. Chris Baglow

Christopher T. Baglow is the director of the Science and Religion Initiative in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as Professor of the Practice in the theology department. He is the author of the textbook Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge (2nd ed., Midwest Theological Forum, 2019) and his work has been featured by the Word on Fire Institute and in That Man is You, Crux, Notre Dame Magazine and Church Life Journal. He is a consultant for the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization, and his thirty-two year career in Catholic education has spanned high school, undergraduate, graduate, and seminary teaching. Baglow earned a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a master’s degree from the University of Dallas, and a doctorate from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists. He is best known for his work helping Catholic educators integrate faith and science in their classrooms, most notably for creating and directing the Steno Learning Program in Faith and Science (named for Blessed Nicholas Steno) and the Integrating Faith and Science at Catholic High Schools Nationwide project. Baglow was one of four people to receive an Expanded Reason Award for Teaching in 2018 from the University of Francisco de Vitoria and the Vatican–Joseph Ratzinger Foundation. He lives with his family in the South Bend, Indiana, area.
3/4/202449 minutes, 36 seconds
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Overcoming The Science And Religion Divide | Prof. Karin Oberg

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3/1/202449 minutes, 35 seconds
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Discovering Wisdom: A Journey with Edith Stein w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Prof. Catherine Pakaluk

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Catherine Pakaluk about the philosophy of Edith Stein (St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). Learn how she inspired Prof. Pakaluk and why her work matters today! Discovering Wisdom: A Journey with Edith Stein w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. and Prof. Catherine Pakaluk (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to more from Prof. Pakaluk here: https://on.soundcloud.com/JMU9u About the speaker: Catherine Ruth Pakaluk is an Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She received the Acton Institute's prestigious Novak Award in 2015, and the Freedom and Opportunity Prize from The Heritage Foundation in 2023. Her widely anticipated book, Hannah's Children: The Women Quietly Defying the Birth Dearth, explores the relation between biblical faith and childbearing. Pakaluk earned her doctorate in economics at Harvard University. She lives in Maryland with her husband, philosopher Michael Pakaluk, where her kitchen table is joyfully crowded with children, grandchildren, and students.
2/29/202453 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dumb Ox to Angelic Doctor: The Life and Works of St. Thomas Aquinas |Fr. Conor McDonough, OP

This lecture was given on June 16th, 2023, at Glencomeragh House, Ireland. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Dublin) is a Dominican friar from Galway. He studied science and theology at the University of Cambridge and taught theology at secondary school before joining the Dominicans in 2009. He was ordained priest in 2016 and undertook further studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), focussing on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. He is currently based in Dublin where he teaches theology to the students at the Dominican House of Studies in Dublin.
2/28/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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What is Freewill? And Do We Have It? | Prof. Paul Symington

This lecture was given on November 18th, 2023, at University of South Florida. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Professor Paul Symington graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1998. He received an M.A. in Theology from Northeastern Seminary in 2001 and an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College in 2004. He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2007. He then taught for one year at the University of San Francisco before receiving a position in 2008 at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He was a Service-Learning Faculty Fellow at the University of San Francisco and received a NYS Professional Development Award from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2007. He is a member of The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, The American Catholic Philosophical Association, and The American Philosophical Association. His research is mainly focused on areas in metaphysics and medieval philosophy
2/27/202457 minutes, 1 second
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What We Owe to God and Country: Romans 13 | Prof. Erik Dempsey

This lecture was given on November 7th, 2023, at University of North Texas. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Erik Dempsey (PhD, Boston College) is the Assistant Director of UT's Thomas Jefferson for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. He completed his doctorate at Boston College in June 2007. He is interested in understanding human virtue, and the proper place of politics in a well-lived human life, the different ways in which human virtue is understood in different political situations, and the ways in which human virtue may transcend any political situation. His dissertation looks at Aristotle's treatment of prudence in the Nicomachean Ethics, and Aristotle's suggestion that virtue should be understood as an end in itself. He is currently at work turning his dissertation into a book by adding chapters which consider Thomas Aquinas' interpretation of Aristotle in terms of natural law, and Marsilius of Padua's critique of Thomas. He grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and graduated from Hastings High School. As an undergraduate, he attended St. John's College in Annapolis, MD where he began to study the Great Books seriously. From June 2000 until August 2001, he worked for DynCorp in Chantilly, VA, doing mathematical modeling and providing other support for the GETS program. From September 2007 - May 2008, he taught in the Herbst Program for the Humanities at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
2/26/202445 minutes, 28 seconds
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Religious Liberty And The Human Good | Robert P. George

This lecture was given on September 28th, 2023, at Georgetown University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Robert P. George is the sixth McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, a program founded under his leadership in 2000. George has frequently been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. Born on July 10, 1955, Robert George has served as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as well as a presidential appointee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the President’s Council on Bioethics. In addition, Professor George has served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology. He was also a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University as well as D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., D.Litt. degrees from Oxford University. He holds twenty-two honorary doctorates. George is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, the Irving Kristol Award of the American Enterprise Institute, the Canterbury Medal of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and one of Princeton University’s highest honors – the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. George is the author of hundreds of books, essays, and articles. He is a finger-style guitarist and bluegrass banjo player.
2/23/202458 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is There Always a Right Choice? Conscience, Prudence, and Natural Law |Prof. Joshua Hochschild

This lecture was given on June 21st, 2023, at Stonyhust College. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Prof. Joshua Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University) is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
2/22/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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Who Gets to Judge?: Answering Objections to Truth in Morality | Professor Joshua Hochschild

Prof. Joshua Hochschild (Mount St. Mary’s University) is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
2/21/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Gift Of Fear | Prof. Adam Eitel

Dr. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
2/20/202447 minutes, 40 seconds
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Making Sense of Balderdash w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

Balderdash: what is it, exactly? Why do we tolerate balderdash? How can we reduce it? Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. about her latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Balderdash: What It Is, Why We Tolerate It, and How We Can Reduce It." Making Sense of Balderdash w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Sr. Anna Wray, O.P. (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/vjbae About the speaker: Sister Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Sister received her PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is on faculty in CUA's School of Philosophy, but enjoys the occasional trip that allows her to speak to (and with) others who share her loves.
2/19/202455 minutes, 51 seconds
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Humility & Pride | Prof. Adam Eitel

Dr. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
2/19/202444 minutes, 15 seconds
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Common Good Politics an Intellectual Retreat | Fr. Dominic Legge

Seminars and discussions on themes surrounding the common good and spiritual conferences framed by the traditional elements of a retreat (Mass, adoration, the Divine Office, etc.).
2/16/202456 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Power of the Love of God: Providence and Predestination | Prof. Corey Barnes

The Power of the Love of God: Providence and Predestination | Prof. Corey Barnes by The Thomistic Institute
2/14/202450 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Priest As Sinner In The Thought Of Augustine | Fr. Robert Dodaro

Fr. Robert Dodaro, O.S.A. (Patristic Institute) is the president of the Patristic Institute in Rome, where he is also a professor. In addition, he is professor of patristic theology in the Pontifical Lateran University. He is the author of Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine, and co-edited Augustine: Political Writings and also Augustine and his Critics. He also serves as the Co-editor-in-Chief of the Augustinus-Lexikon.
2/13/202439 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is Lying Always Wrong? | Fr. Gregory Pine

Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. is a doctoral student in Christology at the University of Fribourg. He serves as the Assistant Director for Campus Outreach with the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC. Prior to the TI, he was an associate pastor at St. Louis Bertrand Church in Louisville, KY where he also taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University. Born and raised near Philadelphia, PA, he attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville, studying mathematics and humanities. Upon graduating, he entered the Order of Preachers in 2010. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and holds an STL from the Dominican House of Studies.
2/9/202441 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is Masculinity Toxic? A Thomistic Perspective on Marriage | Prof. John Cuddleback

John A. Cuddeback is professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and household, and his professional writings appear in various academic journals and books.
2/8/202440 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Search for Life Beyond Earth| Prof Jonathan Lunine

Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. Lunine is interested in how planets form and evolve, what processes maintain and establish habitability, and what kinds of exotic environments (methane lakes, etc.) might host a kind of chemistry sophisticated enough to be called "life". He pursues these interests through theoretical modeling and participation in spacecraft missions. He works with data from the James Webb Space Telescope, is co-investigator on the Juno mission orbiting Jupiter, and is a team member on the JUICE mission enroute to the Jovian moons, and Europa Clipper to be launched in 2024. Lunine is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has participated in or chaired a number of advisory and strategic planning committees for the Academy and for NASA. He was the inaugural McDonald Agape Visiting Scholar at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC, in the spring semester of 2023.
2/7/202451 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rethinking Economic Equality: A Thomistic Perspective I Professor Mary Hirschfeld

Mary Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Before joining the faculty at Notre Dame, Mary Hirschfeld was Associate Professor of Economics and Theology in the Department of Humanities at Villanova University where she regularly taught the Humanities gateways Society and God, and honors ACS seminars (ancients and moderns). She completed a Ph.D. in economics (Harvard University) under the direction of Lawrence Summers and Jeffrey Williamson, and a Ph.D. in Moral Theology (University of Notre Dame) under the direction of Jean Porter. Her research is on the boundary between economics and theology, culminating in her book Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (Harvard University Press, 2018).
2/6/202440 minutes, 55 seconds
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Aquinas on Reason and Emotion | Professor Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics.
2/5/202445 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friendship with God and Others | Professor Adam Eitel

Professor Eitel is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before joining the UD faculty in 2023, he taught for eight years at Yale University, where he held appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span topics in doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries.
2/2/202436 minutes, 45 seconds
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Does Evil Disprove God? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. W. Matthews Grant

Does evil disprove God? Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. W. Matthews Grant about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Does Evil Disprove God?" Does Evil Disprove God? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. W. Matthews Grant (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/afxYp About the speaker: W. Matthews Grant is Professor of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas (MN), and Associate Editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His work has focused on Aquinas and the philosophy of God, particularly issues having to do with the divine nature and God’s relationship to human freedom. His book, Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account, draws resources from Aquinas and the scholastic tradition to explain how libertarian creaturely freedom can be reconciled with robust accounts of God’s providence, grace, and predestination.
2/1/202441 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Beautiful and the Sublime: How to Make Art that Leads to God | Professor Patrick Callahan

This lecture was given on October 10th, 2023, at The Ohio State University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Patrick Callahan is director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. While his doctoral work focused on ancient Greek commentaries to the lyric poet Pindar, his recent work focuses on early Jesuit Latin texts.
1/31/202444 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Good Life: Tips from Aquinas | Father Alan O'Sullivan O.P.

This lecture was given on June 16th, 2023, at Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh House Kilsheelan, TA Ireland. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Alan O’Sullivan, O.P. (Trinity College) is currently the chaplain of Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish province of the Order of Preachers who studied at Blackfriars, Oxford.
1/30/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body and St. Thomas Aquinas | Father Thomas Petri, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 21st, 2023, at Universidad Panamericana Campus Mixcoac. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
1/29/202458 minutes, 17 seconds
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Salvation for Sinful Christians: The Sacrament of Confession | Father Dominic Langevin, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 9th, 2023, at the University of Oregon. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Fr. Dominic Langevin is vice president and dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of systematic theology, specializing in sacramental theology. He did his undergraduate studies at Yale University and his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He was formerly assigned as a parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville, Virginia, serving the University of Virginia.
1/26/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds
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Does Modern Neuroscience Disprove The Existence Of The Soul

This lecture was given on November 28th, 2023, at Johns Hopkins University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Dr. Paul LaPenna is a neurologist in Greenville, SC and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus. Dr. LaPenna completed his neurology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018. As a neurohospitalist, Dr. LaPenna’s skill set is focused on treatment of neurological emergencies and performing and interpreting electrophysiological studies of the brain and peripheral nervous system. Dr. LaPenna has an interest in the relationship between science and faith—in particular, the relationship between neuroscience and the soul, the overreaching claims of science, and the dignity of the human person, to name a few.
1/25/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Greed in Christian Societies | Professor Brad Gregory

This lecture was given on October 19th, 2023, at the University of Oregon. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Brad S. Gregory is Professor of History and Dorothy G. Griffin Collegiate Chair at the University of Notre Dame, where he has taught since 2003, and where he is also the Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. From 1996-2003 he taught at Stanford University, where he received early tenure in 2001. He specializes in the history of Christianity in Europe during the Reformation era and on the long-term influence of the Reformation era on the modern world. He has given invited lectures at many of the most prestigious universities in North America, as well as in England, Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Before teaching at Stanford, he earned his Ph.D. in history at Princeton University and was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows; he also has two degrees in philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. His first book, Salvation at Stake: Christian Martyrdom in Early Modern Europe (Harvard, 1999) received six book awards. Professor Gregory was the recipient of two teaching awards at Stanford and has received three more at Notre Dame. In 2005, he was named the inaugural winner of the first annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities, a $50,000 award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture given to the outstanding midcareer humanities scholar in the United States. His most recent book is entitled The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society (Belknap, 2012), which received two book awards. His forthcoming book is entitled Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World (Harper, 2017).
1/24/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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St. Augustine’s Confessions & the Interior Altar of the Heart | Professor Chad Pecknold

This lecture was given on October 16th, 2023, at The College of William and Mary. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Dr. Chad Pecknold received his PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) and since 2008 he has been a Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology in the School of Theology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He teaches in the areas of fundamental theology, Christian anthropology, and political theology. Pecknold is the author of a number of scholarly articles and books including most recently, Christianity and Politics: A Brief Guide to the History (Cascade, 2010) and The T&T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology (Bloomsbury, 2014). Dr. Pecknold is also a frequent contributor to debates in the public square, writing regular columns for First Things and National Review on a range of topics related to the importance and impact of Church teaching on social and political questions. Dr. Pecknold is frequently sought after for his opinion on current events, and has been quoted in hundreds of news outlets around the world such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. A self-described "Augustinian-Thomist," Pecknold is an Associate Editor for the English Edition of the international Thomistic journal of theology, Nova et Vetera, and co-edits with Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., the new Sacra Doctrina series at Catholic University of America Press. Dr Pecknold is currently writing a book on Augustine’s City of God. Dr. Pecknold resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife, Dr. Sara Pecknold (who teaches Music history at CUA) and their five kids.
1/23/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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Does Birthplace Determine Religion? | Professor Tomas Bogardus

This lecture was given on November 16th, 2023, at The Catholic University of America. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Tomas Bogardus is associate professor of philosophy at Pepperdine University. He was born in Long Beach, California, and earned his BS in biology at UC San Diego, his MA in philosophy at Biola University, and his PhD in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He works mainly in metaphysics and epistemology, and is most interested in the mind-body problem and the rationality of religious belief.
1/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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What's Wrong With Moral Relativism? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Francis Beckwith

What's wrong with moral relativism? Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Francis Beckwith about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Is There Anything Wrong With Moral Relativism?" What's Wrong With Moral Relativism? w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Francis Beckwith (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/ukfZL About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is is a philosopher who teaches, publishes, and speaks on a variety of topics and issues in ethics, law, politics, and religion. He is currently Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies, Affiliate Professor of Political Science, Associate Director of Graduate Studies in Philosophy, and Resident Scholar in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, where he has served on the faculty since 2003. He earned an Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University, and a Master of Juridical Studies (M.J.S.) degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he won the CALI Award for Excellence in Reproductive Control Seminar. Among his over twenty books are Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (2007) and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (2015), both published by Cambridge University Press, and Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant (2019), published by Baylor University Press. Taking Rites Seriously was a winner of the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion. He has served as President of both the American Catholic Philosophical Association (2017-18) and the Evangelical Theological Society (2006-07), from which he resigned in the middle of his term in May 2007 to return to the Catholic Church of his youth. He and his wife, Frankie, make their home in Woodway, Texas.
1/18/202444 minutes, 13 seconds
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Saint Augustine's Revision Of The Heroic Ideal I Father Robert Dodaro, OSA

Fr. Robert Dodaro, O.S.A. (Patristic Institute) is the president of the Patristic Institute in Rome, where he is also a professor. In addition, he is professor of patristic theology in the Pontifical Lateran University. He is the author of Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine, and co-edited Augustine: Political Writings and also Augustine and his Critics. He also serves as the Co-editor-in-Chief of the Augustinus-Lexikon.
1/17/202451 minutes, 32 seconds
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Natural Law And The U.S. Constitution: A Thomistic Introduction I Professor Joshua Hochschild

Joshua Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
1/16/202451 minutes, 3 seconds
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Should I Believe That Jesus Is God? I Father Conor McDonough, O.P

Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. teaches theology at the Dominican House of Studies, Dublin. He studied science and theology at Cambridge University, and recently completed postgraduate studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
1/15/202437 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Journey to Human Flourishing: Insights from Thomistic Philosophy I Professor Adam Eitel

Professor Eitel is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before joining the UD faculty in 2023, he taught for eight years at Yale University, where he held appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span topics in doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries.
1/12/202437 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Philosophical Theology of the Body? Eros in Plato and John Paul II | Professor Joshua Hochschild

This lecture was given on November 3rd, 2023, at Youngstown State University. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Joshua Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
1/11/202450 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Virtues: Moral, Intellectual, Theological I Professor Adam Eitel

Professor Eitel is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Dallas. Before joining the UD faculty in 2023, he taught for eight years at Yale University, where he held appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span topics in doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries.
1/10/202429 minutes, 49 seconds
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Aquinas on Friendship with God | Professor Adam Eitel

Prof. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
1/9/202434 minutes, 47 seconds
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Aquinas on Friendship | Professor Adam Eitel

Prof. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
1/8/202439 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Good Life: Tips from Aquinas | Father Alan O'Sullivan, O.P.

Fr. Alan O’Sullivan, O.P. (Trinity College) is currently the chaplain of Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of the Irish province of the Order of Preachers who studied at Blackfriars, Oxford.
1/5/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Gift of Fear | Professor Adam Eitel

Prof. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
1/4/202448 minutes, 55 seconds
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Humility & Pride | Professor Adam Eitel

Prof. Adam Eitel (Yale Divinity School) holds appointments in the Divinity School, the Program in Medieval Studies, and the Humanities Program. His research and teaching bring topics in the history of Christian theology to bear on questions of fundamental moral concern. A specialist in medieval scholasticism, his particular research interests span doctrinal and moral theology, especially in the works of Thomas Aquinas and his contemporaries. His first book, Thomas Aquinas and the Invention of the Preacher, examines the need for gifts of the Holy Spirit in light of the eliminable conditions of human folly; as this volume approaches the final stages of revision, he is also preparing a translation and critical introduction to Aquinas’s Contra impugnantes. His contributions to various journals include published and forthcoming essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, Nova et Vetera, Studies in Christian Ethics, and The Thomist. Longer term aspirations include projects on the virtue of charity, the nature of sin, grace, eschatology, grief, and infant mortality.
1/3/202445 minutes
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The Priest as Sinner in the Thought of Augustine | Father Robert Dodaro, O.S.A.

Fr. Robert Dodaro, O.S.A. (Patristic Institute) is the president of the Patristic Institute in Rome, where he is also a professor. In addition, he is professor of patristic theology in the Pontifical Lateran University. He is the author of Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine, and co-edited Augustine: Political Writings and also Augustine and his Critics. He also serves as the Co-editor-in-Chief of the Augustinus-Lexikon.
1/2/202439 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dumb Ox to Angelic Doctor: The Life and Works of St. Thomas Aquinas | Father Conor McDonough, O.P.

Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies, Dublin) is a Dominican friar from Galway. He studied science and theology at the University of Cambridge and taught theology at secondary school before joining the Dominicans in 2009. He was ordained priest in 2016 and undertook further studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), focussing on the writings of St Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. He is currently based in Dublin where he teaches theology to the students at the Dominican House of Studies in Dublin.
1/1/202454 minutes, 24 seconds
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Leaving Loneliness, Building Friendship, and Fostering Human Flourishing | Professor Scott Cleveland

This lecture was given on September 24th, 2023, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Prof. W. Scott Cleveland is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of the virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. His work has appeared in journals such as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Res Philosophica, Religious Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online, and the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He co-edited with Adam Pelser Faith and Virtue Formation: Christian Philosophy in Aid of Becoming Good with Oxford University Press.
12/29/202344 minutes, 55 seconds
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Recover Your Faith with C.S. Lewis & St. Thomas w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Michael Dauphinais

Looking to reignite your faith in the new year? C.S. Lewis and St. Thomas Aquinas can help you recover your faith! Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Michael Dauphinais about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "How C.S. Lewis and St. Thomas Aquinas Can Help Us Recover Our Christian Faith." Recover Your Faith with C.S. Lewis & St. Thomas w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Michael Dauphinais (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/G7QJF About the speaker: Michael A. Dauphinais, Ph.D., hosts The Catholic Theology Show podcast to help a wide audience discover the richness of coming to know and love God as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. Dr. Dauphinais serves as the Fr. Matthew Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology and the co-director of the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida. He holds academic degrees from Duke University and the University of Notre Dame. Among his works are his co-authored Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of Thomas Aquinas and his newly co-authored book Wisdom from the Word: Biblical Answers to Ten Questions about Catholicism (published by Word on Fire Academic). He has authored and co-edited numerous scholarly articles and books in the areas of Thomas Aquinas, the Bible, and the renewal of Catholic theology. He enjoys speaking and teaching about C.S. Lewis, the Bible, and anything on Aquinas. A grateful revert to the Catholic Church, he has been married to his beloved wife Nancy for almost thirty years.
12/28/202344 minutes, 34 seconds
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Balderdash: What It Is, Why We Tolerate It, and How We Can Reduce It | Sister Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given on September 28th, 2023, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Sr. Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Sister received her PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is on faculty in CUA's School of Philosophy.
12/28/202344 minutes, 45 seconds
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Is Faith Irrational? A Lecture on Faith and Reason | Father Ambrose Little, O.P.

This lecture was given on October 20th, 2023, at The University of North Florida. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
12/27/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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Purgatory: Good News for Most of Us | Professor Michael Root

This lecture was given on October 13th 2023, at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the speaker: Michael Root is Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of various international ecumenical dialogues. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
12/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Forgotten Lay Patronesses Of The Church | Doctor Bronwen McShea

This lecture was given on October 27th, 2023, at St. Joseph's in Greenwich Village For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Bronwen McShea is an historian and author who lives in New York City and a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the Augustine Institute in Denver. She earned her B.A. in History and Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard University and her Ph.D. in History at Yale University and has held research and teaching positions at Princeton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha, Columbia University, and the Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. She is the author of three books: the forthcoming "Women of the Church: What Every Catholic Should Know" (Ignatius Press), "La Duchesse: The Life of Marie de Vignerot, Cardinal Richelieu's Forgotten Heiress Who Shaped the Fate of France" (Pegasus Books, 2023), and "Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France" (Nebraska Press, 2019). She has also written for a range of both popular and scholarly journals over the years, including "First Things," "American Catholic Studies," and "The Josephinum Journal of Theology."
12/25/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Human Nature and Biotechnology | Professor Stephen Meredith

Stephen Meredith is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Neurology. He is also an associate faculty member in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published more than 100 journal articles, focusing on the biophysics of protein structure. Much of his work has been the application of solution and solid-state NMR to the study of amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has also published articles on literature and philosophy in diverse aspects of medical humanities and bioethics. His teaching includes courses to graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, medical students, and undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, including courses on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Dostoevsky (focusing on Brothers Karamazov), Thomas Mann and David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on a book examining disease and the theological problem of evil. Other current writing projects include a study of James Joyce and the problem of evil.
12/22/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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Resilience and Happiness According to Dante and Aquinas | Thomas Hibbs

Thomas Hibbs is currently J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he is also Dean Emeritus, having served for 16 years as Dean of the Honors College and as Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture. Hibbs received a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has served as tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, Full Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, and President of the University of Dallas. Hibbs works in the areas of medieval philosophy, especially Thomas Aquinas, contemporary virtue ethics, and aesthetics. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles and seven books, as well as 100 reviews and discussion articles on film, theater, art, and higher education in a variety of venues.
12/21/202333 minutes, 12 seconds
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Justice, the Common Good, and Friendship | Father Gregory Pine

Fr. Gregory currently serves as an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is a contributor on the Pints with Aquinas show and a co-host of the Catholic Classics podcast. Fr. Gregory is the author of Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly and co-author with Matt Fradd of Marian Consecration With Aquinas: A Nine Day Path for Growing Closer to the Mother of God.
12/20/202340 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Can Aristotle Benefit Science Today? | Father Ambrose Little

Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
12/19/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Faith, Mysticism, and the "Dark Night Of The Soul" | Father Dominic Legge

Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
12/18/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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Do You Believe In Miracles? (And Can You Do So Reasonably?) | W. Matthews Grant

W. Matthews Grant is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas (MN), and Associate Editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His articles have focused on Aquinas and the Philosophy of God, particularly issues having to do with the divine nature and God’s relationship to human freedom. His new book Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account, draws resources from Aquinas and the scholastic tradition to explain how libertarian creaturely freedom can be reconciled with robust accounts of God’s providence, grace, and predestination.
12/17/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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Beyond Words: What ChatGPT Can't Say | Jane Sloan Peters

Jane Sloan Peters is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Her dissertation explored Thomas Aquinas's reception of Greek patristic and Byzantine biblical interpretation for his four-volume commentary on the Gospels, the Catena Aurea. Jane has written for First Things, the University of Notre Dame's Church Life Journal, Plough Quarterly, and America Magazine. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.
12/15/202338 minutes, 6 seconds
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Beyond Words: What ChatGPT Can't Say w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Jane Sloan Peters

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Jane Sloan Peters about her latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Beyond Words: What ChatGPT Can't Say." Beyond Words: What ChatGPT Can't Say w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Jane Sloan Peters (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute About the speaker: Jane Sloan Peters is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Her dissertation explored Thomas Aquinas's reception of Greek patristic and Byzantine biblical interpretation for his four-volume commentary on the Gospels, the Catena Aurea. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.
12/14/202350 minutes, 5 seconds
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Human Flourishing And Disability: A Thomistic Approach | Prof. Matthew Shea

This lecture was given on September 21st, 2023, at Saint Vincent College. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Matthew Shea is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He specializes in moral philosophy and bioethics, with additional interests in philosophy of religion and epistemology. Prior to joining Franciscan, he did his undergraduate studies at Boston College, received a PhD in philosophy from Saint Louis University, completed a fellowship in clinical health care ethics at UCLA, and taught at the University of Scranton.
12/13/202336 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Christian Responses St. Gregory and St. Augustine to the Roman Empire | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on October 23rd, 2023 at William and Mary. For more information on upcoming events, visit thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events. About the Speaker: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., (Ph.D. Notre Dame) is associate professor of patristics and ancient languages at the Pontifical Faculty of the Dominican House of Studies where he serves as the director of the doctoral program. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (Catholic University of America, 2023). His research appears in such journals as Augustinianum, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Vigiliae Christianae. Editor-in-chief of the academic journal The Thomist, Hofer is editor or co-editor of several volumes including The Oxford Handbook of Deification and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons. He is presently at work on a book titled Peace in the Life and Teaching of Augustine of Hippo.
12/12/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Human And Artificial Intelligence: What Does It Mean To Think I Professor Daniel De Haan

This lecture was given on November 15th, 2023 at Saint Louis University. For more information on upcoming events, visit thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events. About the Speaker: Daniel De Haan is a Research Fellow in Natural Theology at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he was a postdoctoral fellow working on the neuroscience strand of the Templeton World Charity Foundation’s Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences project at the University of Cambridge. He has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven and University of St Thomas in Texas. His research focuses on philosophical anthropology and the sciences, natural theology, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas.
12/11/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 42 seconds
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Study And The Spiritual Life Crucifixion Of The Desk I Sister Anna Wray, O.P

Sister Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Sister received her PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is on faculty in CUA's School of Philosophy.
12/8/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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Saint Thomas And The Acquired Virtues I Professor Candace Vogler

Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, and Principal Investigator on "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life," a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. She has authored two books, John Stuart Mill's Deliberative Landscape: An Essay in Moral Psychology (Routledge, 2001) and Reasonably Vicious (Harvard University Press, 2002), and essays in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and literature, cinema, psychoanalysis, gender studies, sexuality studies, and other areas. Her research interests are in practical philosophy (particularly the strand of work in moral philosophy indebted to Elizabeth Anscombe), practical reason, Kant's ethics, Marx, and neo-Aristotelian naturalism.
12/7/202339 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Neurologists Reflections On Human Dignity And Suffering I Dr. Paul LaPenna

Dr. Paul LaPenna is a neurologist in Greenville, SC and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus. Dr. LaPenna completed his neurology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018. As a neurohospitalist, Dr. LaPenna’s skill set is focused on treatment of neurological emergencies and performing and interpreting electrophysiological studies of the brain and peripheral nervous system. As an Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. LaPenna has won numerous teaching awards, including Clinical Medicine Professor of the neuroscience curriculum in 2019, 2020, and 2021. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. LaPenna was awarded the Preceptor of the Year. For his care towards patients, he was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2016. Dr. LaPenna has an interest in the relationship between science and faith—in particular, the relationship between neuroscience and the soul, the overreaching claims of science, and the dignity of the human person, to name a few. Saint Thomas Aquinas has been a major influence in Dr. LaPenna’s intellectual and faith journey.
12/6/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Philosophical And Scientific Images Of Humanity I Professor James Madden

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12/5/202349 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Thomistic Account Of Ethics Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies I Professor Matthew Dugandzic

Matthew Shea is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He specializes in moral philosophy and bioethics, with additional interests in philosophy of religion and epistemology. Prior to joining Franciscan, he did his undergraduate studies at Boston College, received a PhD in philosophy from Saint Louis University, completed a fellowship in clinical health care ethics at UCLA, and taught at the University of Scranton.
12/4/202336 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Thomistic Account Of Ethics Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies I Professor Matthew Dugandzic

Matthew Dugandzic joined the theology faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in 2019 after completing a Ph.D. in moral theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His dissertation, "A Thomistic Account of the Habituation of the Passions," explored the ways in which people can develop virtuous affective inclinations. Dr. Dugandzic's scholarship focuses on medieval thought, especially Thomas Aquinas' anthropology, psychology, and ethics. His work on Christ's passions recently appeared in the European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas and his other writings on the passions and on bioethics have appeared in New Blackfriars and National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. His current research focuses on the sources that Aquinas used in developing his understanding of virtue and on recovering ancient and medieval wisdom regarding economics in order to apply this wisdom to contemporary financial problems (like student loan debt). Dr. Dugandzic has taught courses in fundamental moral theology, bioethics, theological anthropology, and Catholic social teaching. In addition to his work in the academy, Dr. Dugandzic has also brought his theological expertise to the aid of the Church, having taught theology to RCIA groups, catechists, and candidates for the permanent diaconate. In addition to his doctorate, Dr. Dugandzic holds a BSc in biology from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and an MA in religious studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. He and his wife, Audra, live in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey, which he enjoys almost as much as reading theology.
12/1/202336 minutes, 4 seconds
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Flourishing Through Friendship: Vices That Hinder And Virtues That Aid Friendship | Scott Cleveland

Professor W. Scott Cleveland is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Catholic Studies at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of the virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. His work has appeared in journals such as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Res Philosophica, Religious Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online, and the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He co-edited with Adam Pelser Faith and Virtue Formation: Christian Philosophy in Aid of Becoming Good with Oxford University Press.
12/1/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Veneration of the Eucharist w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Uwe Michael Lang

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Fr. Uwe Michael Lang about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "Veneration of the Eucharist." Veneration of the Eucharist w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Uwe Michael Lang (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/ About the speaker: Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, a native of Nuremberg, Germany, is a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and teaches Church History at Mater Ecclesiae College, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and Allen Hall Seminary, London. He is an associate staff member at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, and on the Visiting Faculty of the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, IL. He is a Corresponding Member of the Neuer Schülerkreis Joseph Ratzinger / Papst Benedikt XVI, a Member of the Council of the Henry Bradshaw Society, a Board Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, and the Editor of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.
11/30/202339 minutes, 23 seconds
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Purgatory: Good News for Most of Us | Professor Michael Root

Michael Root is Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of the US and international LutheranCatholic dialogues, the US LutheranUnited Methodist dialogue, the AnglicanLutheran International Working Group, and the AnglicanLutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.
11/30/202342 minutes, 47 seconds
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Our Lukewarm Age: Relativism and God in the Modern World | Professor Erik Dempsey

Erik Dempsey is the Assistant Director of the University of Texas at Austin's Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. He is interested in understanding human virtue and the proper place of politics in a flourishing human life. He specializes in the ethical and political teaching of the Bible and Aristotle; theoretical foundations of modern politics; and the question of relativism.
11/29/202355 minutes, 10 seconds
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Made One with Christ: Aquinas on Deification through the Sacraments | Prof. Daria Spezzano

This lecture was given on April 15, 2023, at the West Coast Intellectual Retreat on Divinization. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Dr. Daria Spezzano (Providence College) is Associate Professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s in Liturgical Studies from the Liturgical Institute. Her book, The Glory of God's Grace: Deification according to St. Thomas Aquinas, was published by Sapientia Press in 2015. She has published 10 scholarly articles in Nova et Vetera, Cistercian Studies and the Journal of Moral Theology, and chapters in several edited volumes, including Aquinas on Initiation and Mystagogy (Peeters, 2019), Reading Job with St. Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2020), Thomas Aquinas, Biblical Theologian (Emmaus Academic, 2021), and Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology (Sapientia Press, 2021). Among other projects, she is currently coediting a volume, Christ, the Wisdom of God in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.
11/24/202359 minutes, 45 seconds
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Divine Mercy & Deification - Talk #2 | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 15th, 2023 at the West Coast Intellectual Retreat on Divinization. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events
11/23/20231 hour, 3 minutes
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Rejecting the Demonic, the Heretical, and the Ludicrous | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 15th, 2023, at the West Coast Intellectual Retreat on Divinization. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: r. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed the Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity (specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology) and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum and in books published by Catholic University America Press and Ignatius Press. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015.
11/22/202359 minutes, 54 seconds
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St. Thomas Aquinas on the Gift of Deification" (Part 1 of 4) | Prof. Daria Spezzano

This lecture was given on April 14, 2023, at St. Albert's Priory in Oakland California. For more information on upcoming events, visit us at thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events About the Speaker: Dr. Daria Spezzano (Providence College) is Associate Professor of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master’s in Liturgical Studies from the Liturgical Institute. Her book, The Glory of God's Grace: Deification according to St. Thomas Aquinas, was published by Sapientia Press in 2015. She has published 10 scholarly articles in Nova et Vetera, Cistercian Studies and the Journal of Moral Theology, and chapters in several edited volumes, including Aquinas on Initiation and Mystagogy (Peeters, 2019), Reading Job with St. Thomas Aquinas (CUA Press, 2020), Thomas Aquinas, Biblical Theologian (Emmaus Academic, 2021), and Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology (Sapientia Press, 2021). Among other projects, she is currently coediting a volume, Christ, the Wisdom of God in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.
11/21/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 6 seconds
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Goodness Without God? Aquinas and the Problem of Pagan Virtue | Professor Angela Knobel

This lecture was given on September 7, 2023, at Texas A&M For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Angela Knobel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. From 2004 to 2020, she taught philosophy at her alma mater, the Catholic University of America. Her work focuses primarily on Aquinas’ theory of infused virtue, virtue ethics and applied ethics. Her book Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2021.
11/20/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Beautiful And The Sublime: How To Make Art That Leads To God | Doctor Patrick Callahan

Patrick Callahan is director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. While his doctoral work focused on ancient Greek commentaries to the lyric poet Pindar, his recent work focuses on early Jesuit Latin texts.
11/17/202344 minutes, 39 seconds
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Putting The Pieces Back Together: The Catholic Doctrine On Purgatory | Father Thomas Petri, O.P.

Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
11/17/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 19 seconds
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Aquinas on Faith and Reason w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Mats Wahlberg

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Mats Wahlberg about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "How Is Revealed Knowledge Justified? Aquinas on Faith and Reason." Aquinas on Faith and Reason w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Mats Wahlberg (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/ About the speaker: Mats Wahlberg is associate professor of systematic theology at Umeå University, Sweden. He has written two books: Reshaping Natural Theology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Revelation as Testimony (Eerdmans, 2014), as well as many scholarly articles. His research about the problem of evil has received funding from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2021, he was the visiting Aquinas Chair at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome.
11/16/202343 minutes, 48 seconds
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How C.S. Lewis & Aquinas Can Help Us Recover Our Christian Faith | Professor Michael Dauphinais

Michael A. Dauphinais, Ph.D., hosts The Catholic Theology Show podcast to help a wide audience discover the richness of coming to know and love God as he has revealed himself in Jesus Christ. Dr. Dauphinais serves as the Fr. Matthew Lamb Professor of Catholic Theology and the co-director of the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida. He holds academic degrees from Duke University and the University of Notre Dame. Among his works are his co-authored Knowing the Love of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of Thomas Aquinas and his newly co-authored book Wisdom from the Word: Biblical Answers to Ten Questions about Catholicism (published by Word on Fire Academic). He has authored and co-edited numerous scholarly articles and books in the areas of Thomas Aquinas, the Bible, and the renewal of Catholic theology. He enjoys speaking and teaching about C.S. Lewis, the Bible, and anything on Aquinas. A grateful revert to the Catholic Church, he has been married to his beloved wife Nancy for almost thirty years.
11/15/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Philosophy And The Religious Life | Doctor Zena Hitz

This lecture was given on September 14, 2023, at Yale University For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Zena Hitz is a Tutor at St. John's College where she teaches across the liberal arts. She is interested in defending intellectual activity for its own sake, as against its use for economic or political goals. Her forthcoming book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life, is rooted in essays that have appeared in First Things, Modern Age, and The Washington Post. Her scholarly work has focused on the political thought of Plato and Aristotle, especially the question of how law cultivates or fails to cultivate human excellence. She received an MPhil in Classics from Cambridge and studied Social Thought and Philosophy at the University of Chicago before finishing her PhD in Philosophy at Princeton.
11/10/202334 minutes, 16 seconds
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Does God Exist | Professor Michael Gorman

This lecture was given on September 11, 2023, at the University of Maryland For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Michael Gorman is a professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty-five academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics. He is working on a textbook in metaphysics and on a short book on human nature and human dignity.
11/9/202343 minutes, 42 seconds
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Creation In St. Augustine's Confessions | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on September 11, 2023, at the University of Florida For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (The Catholic University of America Press, 2023). He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
11/8/202354 minutes, 49 seconds
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Doctor Paul LaPenna I "Are We Our Brains? Neuroscience And The Soul"

Dr. Paul LaPenna is a neurologist in Greenville, SC and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus. Dr. LaPenna completed his neurology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018. As a neurohospitalist, Dr. LaPenna’s skill set is focused on treatment of neurological emergencies and performing and interpreting electrophysiological studies of the brain and peripheral nervous system. As an Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. LaPenna has won numerous teaching awards, including Clinical Medicine Professor of the neuroscience curriculum in 2019, 2020, and 2021. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. LaPenna was awarded the Preceptor of the Year. For his care towards patients, he was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2016. Dr. LaPenna has an interest in the relationship between science and faith—in particular, the relationship between neuroscience and the soul, the overreaching claims of science, and the dignity of the human person, to name a few. Saint Thomas Aquinas has been a major influence in Dr. LaPenna’s intellectual and faith journey.
11/7/202357 minutes, 15 seconds
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Is There Anything Wrong With Moral Relativism | Prof. Francis Beckwith

This lecture was given on September 7, 2023, at Tulsa For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, Affiliate Professor of Political Science, and Resident Scholar in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). With his appointment in Baylor’s Department of Philosophy, he also teaches courses in medical humanities, political science, and religion. From July 2003 through January 2007, he served as the Associate Director of Baylor’s J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies. He is also member of the Board of Scholars of the James Wilson Institute in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Fordham University (Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy), he also holds the Master of Juridical Studies (M.J.S.) degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he won a CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Reproductive Control Seminar. His books include Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant (Baylor University Press, 2019); Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015 ), winner of the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Constructive-Reflective Studies; (w/ R. P. George, S. McWilliams) A Second Look at First Things: A Case for Conservative Politics (St. Augustine Press, 2013); Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (InterVarsity Press, 2010); Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic (Brazos Press, 2009); Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007); (w/ W. L. Craig, J. P. Moreland) To Every One An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview (InterVarsity Press, 2004); Law, Darwinism, & Public Education: The Establishment Clause and the Challenge of Intelligent Design (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); (w/ C. Mosser & P. Owen) The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (HarperCollins/Zondervan, 2002), finalist for the 2003 Gold Medallion Award in theology and doctrine; Do the Right Thing: Readings in Applied Ethics and Social Philosophy, 2/e (Wadsworth, 2002); (w/ G. P. Koukl) Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air (Baker, 1998); (w/ L. P. Pojman) The Abortion Controversy 25 Years After Roe v. Wade: A Reader, 2/e (Wadsworth, 1998); (w/ T. Jones) Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Reverse Discrimination? (Prometheus, 1997); and Politically Correct Death: Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Baker, 1993), winner of the 1994 Cornerstone Magazine ethics book of the year award.
11/6/202343 minutes, 6 seconds
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God From God: Understanding The Trinity | Prof. Bruce Marshall

This lecture was given on August 29, 2023, at Mississippi State For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Bruce D. Marshall is Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at Southern Methodist University. His teaching specialties are Medieval and Reformation theology and systematic theology. His research interests include Doctrine of the Trinity, Christology, philosophical issues in theology, sacramental theology, and Judaism and Christian theology. He is the author of Trinity and Truth (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
11/3/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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What Makes A Law Good | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given on October 27, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute in DC, on Capitol Hill For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
11/1/202332 minutes, 9 seconds
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Does Evil Disprove God I Professor W. Matthews Grant

W. Matthews Grant is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas (MN), and Associate Editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His articles have focused on Aquinas and the Philosophy of God, particularly issues having to do with the divine nature and God’s relationship to human freedom. His new book Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account, draws resources from Aquinas and the scholastic tradition to explain how libertarian creaturely freedom can be reconciled with robust accounts of God’s providence, grace, and predestination.
10/31/202348 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Mystery Of The Blessed Virgin Mary I Father Andrew Hofer Mixdown

Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh. He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
10/30/202338 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Christ's Humanity Says About Human Nature I Paul Gondreau Mixdown

Paul Gondreau earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, writing under the renowned Thomist scholar Rev. Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P. He is professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches/has taught courses on marriage, Christology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Catholic thought of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has a published manuscript on Christ's human passions in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and has published numerous essays in the area of Thomistic Christology, Thomistic anthropology, a Thomistic account of human sexuality, and a Thomistic theology of disability. He is associate editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera, and has served as a consultant to the USCCB's committee on marriage and family.
10/27/202352 minutes, 23 seconds
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Little Lies Why There Are No Noble Lies I Professor Angela Knobel

Angela Knobel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. From 2004 to 2020, she taught philosophy at her alma mater, the Catholic University of America. Her work focuses primarily on Aquinas’ theory of infused virtue, virtue ethics and applied ethics. Her book Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2021.
10/26/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Do We Have Natural Rights I Professor Joeseph Trabbic

Joseph Trabbic is associate professor of philosophy at Ave Maria University, where he has taught since 2006. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University in 2008. His areas of interest include Aquinas, continental philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. He has published his work in various academic journals, including Religious Studies, The Heythrop Journal, and New Blackfriars.
10/25/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Social Ontology: Concepts and Verification | Russell Hittinger

This lecture was given on September 16, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Russell Hittinger is a leading scholar of Catholic political and social thought. From 1996-2019, Dr. Hittinger was the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he was also a Research Professor in the School of Law. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University, Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, and Charles University in Prague. In January 2020, Dr. Hittinger gave the Aquinas Lecture at Blackfriars, Oxford. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, to which he was elected a full member (ordinarius) in 2004 and appointed to the consilium or governing board from 2006-2018. On 8 September 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Hittinger as an ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which he finished his ten-year term in 2019. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where he also serves as the inaugural co-director of the Program in Catholic Political Thought.
10/24/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Common Doctor and Liturgical Theology | Prof. Matthew Levering

This lecture was given on September 16, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Matthew Levering holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or editor of over forty books on topics of dogmatic, sacramental, moral, historical, and biblical theology. He is the translator of Gilles Emery’s The Trinity. Most recently he has published Engaging the Doctrine of Creation, An Introduction to Vatican II as an Ongoing Theological Event, and Engaging the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Love and Gift in the Trinity and the Church. He coedits two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and International Journal of Systematic Theology. Since 2004, he has been a participant in Evangelicals and Catholics Together, and from 20072016 he served as Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology. He co-founded the Chicago Theological Initiative and has directed the Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine since 2011. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the St. Paul Center.
10/23/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Aquinas a Common Doctor for the Theology of Grace? | Prof. Joseph Wawrykow

This lecture was given on September 16, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Born and raised in Canada, Joseph Wawrykow did his doctoral work at Yale University and has taught at Notre Dame since graduation. He specializes in 13th-century Western theology, and has published on a wide range of central theological topics (Trinity; Christ; grace and predestination; sacraments; biblical interpretation) in high medieval theology. While he is best known for his work on the theology of Thomas Aquinas, his scholarly interests extend to other scholastic theologians, as well as to the varieties of medieval spiritual theology. In his research, he is attentive to issues of reception and transformation, showing the medieval scholastic theological achievement in its complex relations with the theologies of the early Fathers. Wawrykow has directed numerous doctoral dissertations, on such figures as William of Auxerre, Angela of Foligno, Duns Scotus, and, Aquinas. He has received University recognition for his teaching, both undergraduate and graduate, and has been entrusted with several leadership responsibilities by his Department, including lengthy stints as Director of Undergraduate Studies and as Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D.) He is married to an art historian (Yale Ph.D.); their son did his undergraduate work at Yale and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Mathematics at the University of Michigan.
10/20/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Sacraments and Salvation w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. about his latest book, "The Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church." The Sacraments and Salvation w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P. (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Romanus Cessario, OP (STD, University of Fribourg) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair of Theology at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. He was named and remains an Ordinary Academician of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Fr. Cessario has published in the fields of moral and sacramental theology as well as in the history of Thomism. His books include The Moral Virtues and Theological Ethics, A Short History of Thomism, and Christian Faith and the Theological Life.
10/19/202343 minutes, 53 seconds
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Does Aquinas (Still) Have a Perennially Valid Philosophy? | Therese Cory

This lecture was given on September 15, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Therese Cory is an Associate Professor of Thomistic Studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, ID.
10/18/202337 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Common Doctor And Universal Providence | Fr. Serge - Thomas Bonino, OP

This lecture was given on September 15, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Serge-Thomas Bonino is the dean of philosophy at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. From 2011 to 2020 he served as general secretary of the International Theological Commission. Since 2011 he has served as consultant to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). He has been an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas since 1999 and has served as its president since 2014. He studied philosophy at the École normale supérieure de Paris (ENS) and joined the Order of Preachers (OP), commonly known as the Dominicans, in 1982 in Toulouse. He completed his PhD in theology in Fribourg, specializing in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Torrell. He completed a second PhD in philosophy at the University of Poitiers under the supervision of Pierre Magnard. For nearly 15 years before moving to Rome, he taught at the Catholic University of Toulouse. His publications include Saint Thomas au XXe siècle : Actes du colloque du Centenaire de la "Revue thomiste" (1993), a translation of De la Vérité, Question 2 (2015), discussions such as Je vis dans la foi au Fils de Dieu : Entretiens sur la vie de foi (2000) and Il m'a aimé et s'est livré pour moi : Entretiens sur le Rédempteur en sa Passion (2013), and studies including Brève histoire de la philosophie latine au Moyen Age (2015), Dieu, 'Celui qui est' (2016), Les Anges et les Démons (2007), Etudes thomasiennes (2018) and Saint Thomas d'Aquin lecteur du Cantique des cantiques (2019).
10/17/202343 minutes, 24 seconds
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Seeking and Finding True God from True God | Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP

This lecture was given on September 14, 2023, at the Thomistic Circles Conference at the Dominican House of Studies For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. currently serves as rector of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the “Angelicum”). Fr. White grew up in southeast Georgia in an inter-religious household. He completed his bachelor’s in religious studies from Brown University (1993) and his Master’s (1995) and Doctorate (2002) in Theology at Oxford University. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2003. He completed his licentiate in Sacred Theology (2007) at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. He professed final vows on May 17, 2007, and on May 23, 2008, was ordained a priest. His research and teaching have focused on topics related to Thomistic metaphysics, Christology and Roman Catholic-Reformed ecumenical dialogue. He was appointed an ordinary member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2011. Fr. White taught at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C from 2008-2018. He was also the founder and Director of the Washington DC Thomistic Institute from 2009 until his departure for Rome in 2018. In 2015 White became a co-editor of Nova et Vetera Journal, an American Catholic Theological journal. In 2018 he was assigned to teach at the Angelicum and function as the Director of the Angelicum Thomistic Institute. In June of 2021, he was appointed rector of the Angelicum. Fr. White is also a musician and one of the founding members of the American folk and bluegrass band, The Hillbilly Thomists, for which he sings and plays the banjo, dulcimer and steel guitar. The U.S.-based group, made up of Dominican friars, has released two albums since 2017.
10/16/202356 minutes, 55 seconds
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Aquinas on the Sonship of Jesus Revealed in Christ's Passion | Fr. Dominic Legge

This lecture was given on May 24, 2023, at Trinity: Fundamental Ground of Reality and Mystery of Salvation For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
10/13/202352 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Interconnectedness between Justice, Law, and the Concept of Good | Fr. Dominic Legge

This lecture was given on April 22, 2023, at the The Concept of “Ius” in Thomas Aquinas For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
10/12/202349 minutes, 24 seconds
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How Is Revealed Knowledge Justified | Prof. Mats Wahlberg

This lecture was given on June 5, 2023, at Oxford University For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Mats Wahlberg is an associate professor of systematic theology at Umeå University, Sweden. He has written two books: Reshaping Natural Theology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and Revelation as Testimony (Eerdmans, 2014), as well as many scholarly articles. His research about the problem of evil has received funding from the John Templeton Foundation. In 2021, he was the visiting Aquinas Chair at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) in Rome.
10/11/202349 minutes, 4 seconds
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Social Evil? | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

This lecture was given on June 2, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Joshua Hochschild is a Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
10/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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On Guilt | Prof. Michael Gorman

This lecture was given on June 3, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Michael Gorman is a professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty-five academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics. He is working on a textbook in metaphysics and on a short book on human nature and human dignity.
10/9/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 4 seconds
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On Punishment | Prof. V. Bradley Lewis

This lecture was given on June 3, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: V. Bradley Lewis is an associate professor in the School of Philosophy at Catholic University of America. He specializes in political and legal philosophy, especially that of the classical Greeks and in the Thomistic tradition, and is currently working on a book on the idea of the common good. In addition to these things he has served as a consultant on ethics to the federal government, testified before a congressional subcommittee about immigration, and currently serves as associate editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
10/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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God's Permission of Moral Evil w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Thomas Osborne

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Thomas Osborne about his latest Thomistic Institute lecture, "God's Permission of Moral Evil". God's Permission of Moral Evil w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Thomas Osborne (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Thomas M. Osborne, Jr. (Ph.D., Duke 2001), is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, and a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (Houston). He has written many articles on medieval and late-scholastic philosophy and other topics, and is the author of Love of Self and Love of God in Thirteenth-Century Ethics (2005), Human Action in Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and WIlliam of Ockham (2014), and Aquinas's Ethics (2020).
10/5/202341 minutes, 44 seconds
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Vice and Sin, Part II | Prof. Steven Jensen

This lecture was given on June 2, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Steven Jensen received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. Jensen’s areas of research include ethics, medieval philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, action theory, biomedical ethics, natural law, and human dignity. He can speak on philosophy, biomedical ethics, faith and reason, logic and Thomistic ethics. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.
10/4/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Vice and Sin, Part I | Prof. Candace Vogler

This lecture was given on June 2, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Candace Vogler is the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy and Professor in the College at the University of Chicago, and Principal Investigator on "Virtue, Happiness, and the Meaning of Life," a project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. She has authored two books, John Stuart Mill's Deliberative Landscape: An Essay in Moral Psychology (Routledge, 2001) and Reasonably Vicious (Harvard University Press, 2002), and essays in ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy and literature, cinema, psychoanalysis, gender studies, sexuality studies, and other areas. Her research interests are in practical philosophy (particularly the strand of work in moral philosophy indebted to Elizabeth Anscombe), practical reason, Kant's ethics, Marx, and neo-Aristotelian naturalism.
10/3/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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God's Permission of Moral Evil | Prof. Thomas Osborne

This lecture was given on June 2, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Thomas Osborne is a Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, and a member of the Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas (Houston). He has written many articles on medieval and late-scholastic philosophy and other topics, and is the author of Love of Self and Love of God in Thirteenth-Century Ethics (2005), Human Action in Thomas Aquinas, John Duns Scotus, and WIlliam of Ockham (2014), and Aquinas's Ethics (2020).
10/2/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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Types of Evil in Aquinas | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 1st, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. James Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God’s Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States.
9/29/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 42 seconds
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Evil as Privation | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 1st, 2023, at the 12th Annual Aquinas Philosophy Workshop at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. James Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God’s Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States.
9/28/202339 minutes, 47 seconds
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Veneration of the Eucharist | Fr. Uwe Michael Lang

This lecture was given on September 18th, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, a native of Nuremberg, Germany, is a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London. He holds a doctorate in theology from the University of Oxford, and teaches Church History at Mater Ecclesiae College, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and Allen Hall Seminary, London. He is an associate staff member at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, and on the Visiting Faculty of the Liturgical Institute in Mundelein, IL. He is a Corresponding Member of the Neuer Schülerkreis Joseph Ratzinger / Papst Benedikt XVI, a Member of the Council of the Henry Bradshaw Society, a Board Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, and the Editor of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal.
9/27/202339 minutes, 25 seconds
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Virtue in Human Action | Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 6th, 2023, at the NYC Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., was born in Manhattan (1965) and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he worked at AT&T for five years before entering the Dominican Order in 1992. After serving for three years in St. Pius Parish in Providence, R.I., he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg in 2009. He now teaches at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where he has also served as book review editor of The Thomist (the faculty’s journal), chaplain to commuter students, and chaplain to the Immaculate Conception Chapter of Third Order Dominicans, and assistant student master. He served as student master and subprior at St. Dominic Priory from 2015-2018, and is currently the subprior.
9/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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Approaches to Reality and Paradigms of Certainty | Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P.

This lecture was given on July 16th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. is an adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at the Dominican House of Studies and an Assistant Director of the Thomistic Institute. He is the author of a few books including Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly. His writing also appears in Ascension’s Catholic Classics, Magnificat, and Aleteia. He is a regular contributor to the podcasts Pints with Aquinas, Catholic Classics, The Thomistic Institute, and Godsplaining.
9/25/202346 minutes, 22 seconds
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Truth and Uncertainty in Particle Physics | Dr. Steve Mrenna

This lecture was given on July 15th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Steve Mrenna is a scientist and particle theorist at the Fermi National Accelerator Science Laboratory, a premier U.S. particle physics lab. He is a contributor to the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Dr. Mrenna works closely with Monte Carlo event generators, which are computer programs that simulate the complex structure of particle beam collisions at high energies. He is one of the primary authors of the Pythia event generator, and works to develop critical components of data analysis to relate observed data to theoretical models in particle physics. His work is at the crucial intersection of theory and practice in modern physics.
9/22/202355 minutes, 59 seconds
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Moral Limbo in the Workplace w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P.

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P. about his latest Thomistic Institute, "Moral Limbo in the Workplace - How Low Can I Go?" Moral Limbo in the Workplace w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P. (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P., made solemn profession in the Order of Preachers in 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, on May 22, 2015, in Washington, DC. Before entering the Dominicans he practiced law and worked as a Congressional staffer. In private practice, his work focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and market regulatory compliance. Fr. Thomas More received his JD in 2000 from The Pennsylvania State University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the school’s presidential scholarship and editor-in-chief of its law review. He received his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC in 2015. During his time in priestly formation, Fr. Thomas More worked in the General Counsel’s Office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and as an assistant to the chaplain of the US House of Representatives. His recent scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, the Journal of Church and State and the Review of Social Economy. Fr. Thomas More currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Associate Vice President/Associate General Counsel of Providence College.
9/21/202346 minutes, 27 seconds
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Uncertainty, Confidence, and Truth in Biology | Prof. Daniel Kuebler

This lecture was given on July 15th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Dan Kuebler is a Professor of Biology and Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences at the Franciscan University at Steubenville. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his work in the field of biology, Dr. Kuebler writes often on ethics and theology in relation to modern scientific practice.
9/20/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is It There? Confidence and Uncertainty in Chemistry | Prof. Lori Watson

This lecture was given on July 15th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Lori Watson is a Professor of Chemistry at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. She is a synthetic and computational organometallic chemist primarily interested in unsaturated transition metal catalysts used for C-X activation. She also has a secondary interest in the coordination chemistry of Lanthanide and Actinide complexes used for Ln/Ac separation chemistry. She is also interested in teaching and learning in inorganic chemistry and is a founding member of the IONiC Leadership Council (Interactive Online Network of Inorganic Chemists) which has launched VIPEr, an online resource to support a virtual community of practice for improving inorganic chemistry education.
9/19/202344 minutes
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Moral Limbo in the Workplace: How Low Can I Go? | Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 16th, 2023, at the NYC Thomistic Institute at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Thomas More Garrett, O.P., made solemn profession in the Order of Preachers in 2012 and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, on May 22, 2015, in Washington, DC. Before entering the Dominicans he practiced law and worked as a Congressional staffer. In private practice, his work focused on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and market regulatory compliance. Fr. Thomas More received his JD in 2000 from The Pennsylvania State University School of Law, where he was the recipient of the school’s presidential scholarship and editor-in-chief of its law review. He received his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC in 2015. During his time in priestly formation, Fr. Thomas More worked in the General Counsel’s Office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and as an assistant to the chaplain of the US House of Representatives. His recent scholarship has appeared in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, the Journal of Church and State and the Review of Social Economy. Fr. Thomas More currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he serves as Associate Vice President/Associate General Counsel of Providence College.
9/18/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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Scientific Realism: Are We Certain Protons Exist? | Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P.

This lecture was given on July 13th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Thomas Davenport, O.P. is a Dominican friar, physicist, and philosopher. He joined the faculty of philosophy at the Angelicum in Rome in 2020, where he co-leads the Project for Science and Religion. Before joining the Dominican order he studied physics at the California Institute of Technology before going on to earn his doctorate in physics from Stanford University studying theoretical particle physics. The focus of his scientific research is writing and testing simulations for high energy particle colliders like the LHC at CERN. After joining the Dominicans in 2010, he studied philosophy and theology in preparation for his ordination to the priesthood in 2017. In addition, he earned a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America, focusing on the philosophy of science and natural philosophy. For two years he was an Assistant Professor of Physics at Providence College in Providence, RI, where he taught physics and restarted a research program in particle physics. He has written and spoken in a number of forums on the relationship between faith and science including contributions to the Thomistic Evolution project and organizing conferences on science and philosophy for the Thomistic Institute in Washington, DC.
9/15/202358 minutes, 16 seconds
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One Universe: Uncertainty and Tension in Astronomy | Prof. Serena Kim

This lecture was given on July 13th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Serena Kim is an Associate Research Professor and Associate Astronomer at Steward Observatory of the University of Arizona. Dr. Kim's recent research includes star formation in the "H II" region to investigate whether or not initial mass function and circumstellar disk evolution are affected by the star forming environment. She has also recently conducted research on debris disks around sun-like stars to study whether our solar system is common or rare. Kim focuses on multi-wavelength observational studies of star forming regions using both ground-based and space telescopes. Star forming regions Kim is working on are young clusters where the triggered mode of star formation is suggested. Kim is a member of the Spitzer Legacy program Formation and Evolution of Planetary Systems. She has led and participated in various projects including Kuiper-Belt analogs around sun-like stars.
9/14/202355 minutes, 15 seconds
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Truth and Uncertainty in Particle Physics | Dr. Steve Mrenna

This lecture was given on July 13th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Steve Mrenna is a scientist and particle theorist at the Fermi National Accelerator Science Laboratory, a premier U.S. particle physics lab. He is a contributor to the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Dr. Mrenna works closely with Monte Carlo event generators, which are computer programs that simulate the complex structure of particle beam collisions at high energies. He is one of the primary authors of the Pythia event generator, and works to develop critical components of data analysis to relate observed data to theoretical models in particle physics. His work is at the crucial intersection of theory and practice in modern physics.
9/13/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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Demonstration and Certainty in Thomistic Philosophy of Nature | Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P,

This lecture was given on July 13th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
9/12/202354 minutes, 3 seconds
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Nature | Prof. Brian Carl

This lecture was given on July 13th, 2023, at the "Thomistic Philosophy & Natural Science Symposium" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Brian T. Carl earned his M.A. in Philosophy from Saint Louis University and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America. He is an assistant professor at the Center for Thomistic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. His research focuses on Thomistic metaphysics, philosophical theology, cognitive theory, and moral psychology.
9/11/20231 hour
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Our Glorified Wounds | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 18th, 2023, at "The Passion & the Sacred Wounds: An Intellectual Retreat" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (The Catholic University of America Press, 2023). He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
9/8/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Service of the Emotions in the Moral Life w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Scott Cleveland

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Scott Cleveland about his latest Thomistic Institute, "The Service of the Emotions in the Moral Life." The Service of the Emotions in the Moral Life w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Prof. Scott Cleveland (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/tDZtA For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. W. Scott Cleveland is Director of Catholic Studies and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of the virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. His work has appeared in journals such as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Res Philosophica, Religious Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online, and the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
9/7/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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His Glorified Wounds | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 18th, 2023, at "The Passion & the Sacred Wounds: An Intellectual Retreat" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (The Catholic University of America Press, 2023). He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
9/6/202350 minutes, 24 seconds
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By Our Wounds We Are Healed | Fr. Michael O'Connor, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 18th, 2023, at "The Passion & the Sacred Wounds: An Intellectual Retreat" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Michael O'Connor, O.P.(Dominican House of Studies) was raised in Illinois and did his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, where he earned a B.A. in music performance and philosophy. He worked as a church musician and as an editor of the St. Michael Hymnal for a few years before entering the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2006. He was ordained a priest in 2012 and completed the S.T.L. at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2013. Fr. O’Connor was then assigned to Providence College, where he taught courses in Theology and the Development of Western Civilization for three years. In 2016, he moved to Rome to begin doctoral studies (S.T.D.) in moral theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, where he completed a dissertation on a Thomistic understanding of the orientation of human sexuality.
9/5/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 24 seconds
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By His Wounds We Are Healed | Fr. Michael O'Connor

This lecture was given on March 17th, 2023, at "The Passion & the Sacred Wounds: An Intellectual Retreat" at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Michael O'Connor, O.P.(Dominican House of Studies) was raised in Illinois and did his undergraduate studies at St. Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota, where he earned a B.A. in music performance and philosophy. He worked as a church musician and as an editor of the St. Michael Hymnal for a few years before entering the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2006. He was ordained a priest in 2012 and completed the S.T.L. at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in 2013. Fr. O’Connor was then assigned to Providence College, where he taught courses in Theology and the Development of Western Civilization for three years. In 2016, he moved to Rome to begin doctoral studies (S.T.D.) in moral theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, where he completed a dissertation on a Thomistic understanding of the orientation of human sexuality.
9/1/202354 minutes, 49 seconds
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Mary as Model of Contemplation | Prof. Paige Hochschild

This lecture was given on July 1st, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute Student Leadership Conference at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Paige Hochschild is a professor of historical and systematic theology at Mount St. Mary's University (MD), specializing in Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and the early Church. She also teaches philosophy courses at the Seminary at Mount St. Mary's. She has written a book on the place of memory in Augustine's theological anthropology and publishes on the Church, education, tradition, 20th c. theological debates within the Church (Scripture, history; marriage).
8/31/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Living a Contemplative Life | Prof. Paige Hochschild

This lecture was given on June 30th, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute Student Leadership Conference at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Paige Hochschild is a professor of historical and systematic theology at Mount St. Mary's University (MD), specializing in Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and the early Church. She also teaches philosophy courses at the Seminary at Mount St. Mary's. She has written a book on the place of memory in Augustine's theological anthropology and publishes on the Church, education, tradition, 20th c. theological debates within the Church (Scripture, history; marriage).
8/30/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sacred Study | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 30th, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute Student Leadership Conference at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God’s Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States.
8/29/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Contemplative Life | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

The lecture was given on June 29th, 2023, at the Thomistic Institute Student Leadership Conference at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming events Speaker Bio: Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God’s Knowledge and Will”, and on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STL from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception. He taught in the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America from 2010-2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full-time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States. Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies.
8/28/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 26 seconds
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Thirsting for Prayer: Our Hearts are Made for God | Sr. Maria Kiely, O.S.B.

This lecture was given on March 31st, 2023, at a Thomistic Institute Intellectual Retreat at the Dominican House of Studies with North Carolina State University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Sr. Maria Kiely, O.S.B. (Dominican House of Studies)is a Benedictine of the Congregation of Solesmes. She specializes in Christian thought and Scriptural exegesis in the early Church and in the rise and development of monasticism. She has studied in depth the life and writings of Ambrose of Milan and his use and adaptation of Origen and Plotinus. Her current research focuses on the development of the tradition of hymnody in the early Church through the Middle Ages. She is currently participating in a major commentary on the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours. In addition to her work at Catholic University, she teaches Greek and Latin at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies. She is also on the Editorial Committee for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL).
8/25/20231 hour, 58 seconds
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Love in the Incarnation of God w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, OP & Fr. Andrew Hofer, OP

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. about his latest Thomistic Institute, "St. Thomas Aquinas on Love in the Incarnation of God." St. Thomas Aquinas on Love in the Incarnation of God w/ Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. & Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/f9Wve For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Originally from a farm in Kansas, Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is a priest in the Dominican Province of St. Joseph who teaches on the pontifical faculty of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC where he is editor-in-chief of The Thomist. He has authored Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press, 2013) and The Power of Patristic Preaching: The Word in Our Flesh (The Catholic University of America Press, 2023). He is editor or co-editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Deification, The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, and Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher.
8/24/202339 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Life of Prayer: Where to Begin | Fr. Gabriel O'Donnell, O.P.

This lecture was given at a Thomstic Institute Intellectual Retreat at The Dominican House of Studies w North Carolina State University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events. Speaker Bio: Fr. O’Donnell grew up in Syracuse, New York. After two years as a student at Providence College, he entered the Order of Preachers in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1970. In 1971 he earned an MA in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and in 1980 earned an STD degree in the area of Liturgical Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Faculty for Spirituality, the Teresianum, in Rome. He has previously taught at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and the Angelicum in Rome. In addition to teaching, he currently serves as a vice-postulator for the cause for sainthood of Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, and as vice-postulator for the cause of Rose Hawthorne, founder of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, NY. He previously survived as postulator for the cause of canonization of Father Paul of Graymoor, which has also been submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. With Robin Mass, Ph.D., Fr. O’Donnell is the author of Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church and has contributed to A Love That Never Ends: A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
8/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Liturgy of the Hours: The Church's Prayer is our Prayer | Sr. Maria Kiely, OSB

This lecture was given at a Thomistic Institute Intellectual Retreat at the Dominican House of Studies with North Carolina State University on March 31st, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Sr. Maria Kiely, O.S.B. (Dominican House of Studies)is a Benedictine of the Congregation of Solesmes. She specializes in Christian thought and Scriptural exegesis in the early Church and in the rise and development of monasticism. She has studied in depth the life and writings of Ambrose of Milan and his use and adaptation of Origen and Plotinus. Her current research focuses on the development of the tradition of hymnody in the early Church through the Middle Ages. She is currently participating in a major commentary on the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours. In addition to her work at Catholic University, she teaches Greek and Latin at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies. She is also on the Editorial Committee for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL).
8/22/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Prayer and the Hunger for Meaning | Fr. Gabriel O'Donnell, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 31st, 2023, at a Thomistic Institute Retreat at the Dominican House of Studies. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. O’Donnell grew up in Syracuse, New York. After two years as a student at Providence College, he entered the Order of Preachers in 1963 and was ordained a priest in 1970. In 1971 he earned an MA in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and in 1980 earned an STD degree in the area of Liturgical Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Faculty for Spirituality, the Teresianum, in Rome. He has previously taught at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and the Angelicum in Rome. In addition to teaching, he currently serves as a vice-postulator for the cause for sainthood of Father Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, and as vice-postulator for the cause of Rose Hawthorne, founder of the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, NY. He previously survived as postulator for the cause of canonization of Father Paul of Graymoor, which has also been submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome. With Robin Mass, Ph.D., Fr. O’Donnell is the author of Spiritual Traditions for the Contemporary Church and has contributed to A Love That Never Ends: A Key to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
8/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Early Christian Baptism and Baptisteries | Prof. Robin Jensen

This lecture was given on May 16th, 2023, at the University of Oregon. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Robin Jensen’s research and publication focuses on the relationship between early Christian art and literature and examines the ways that visual images and architectural spaces should be regarded as modes of theological expression. Her published essays and books contend that, in addition to interpreting sacred texts, visual images enhance liturgical settings, reflect the nature and content of devotional piety, and explicate ritual practices. She teaches courses on the character of late antique Christian and Jewish art, the history and evolution of Christian architecture, the iconography of the cross and crucifix, depictions of Christ and the Virgin Mary, and the place and controversies over images and idols in ancient and early medieval Christianity. Additionally, she has researched the practices, distinctive character, and material evidence of Christianity in ancient Roman North Africa. Her current project, tentatively titled "From Idols to Icons" (under contract with the University of California Press) examines the emergence of a Christian material piety in the fourth and fifth centuries. This work discusses the perceived danger of visual representations of divine beings, early controversies over the miraculous power of saints' shrines and relics, the sacralization of structures and geographical places, and the belief that images may facilitate the presence of holy persons in their absence.
8/18/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Role of Philosophy in Liberal Education| Prof. Joshua Hochschild

This lecture was given on April 27th, 2023, at Saint Louis University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Joshua Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
8/17/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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What Happens To The Soul After Death | Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 27th, 2023 at Cornell University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Ambrose Little, O.P. is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph. He was born and raised in Connecticut and studied philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He joined the Order of Preachers in 2007, making his solemn vows in 2011 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2013. Fr. Little has a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of The Catholic University of America and received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where he completed a dissertation entitled Aristotelian Change and the Scala Naturae. He primarily works on topics of interest in Aristotelian-Thomism and natural philosophy. He has previously taught at Providence College and is now a member of the faculty of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
8/16/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Case for Free Will | Prof. Matthew Dugandzic

This lecture was given on April 18th, 2023, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Matthew Dugandzic joined the theology faculty at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in 2019 after completing a Ph.D. in moral theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His dissertation, "A Thomistic Account of the Habituation of the Passions," explored the ways in which people can develop virtuous affective inclinations. Dr. Dugandzic's scholarship focuses on medieval thought, especially Thomas Aquinas' anthropology, psychology, and ethics. His work on Christ's passions recently appeared in the European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas and his other writings on the passions and on bioethics have appeared in New Blackfriars and National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly. His current research focuses on the sources that Aquinas used in developing his understanding of virtue and on recovering ancient and medieval wisdom regarding economics in order to apply this wisdom to contemporary financial problems (like student loan debt). In addition to his doctorate, Dr. Dugandzic holds a BSc in biology from Concordia University in Montréal, Québec and an MA in religious studies from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. He and his wife, Audra, live in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey, which he enjoys almost as much as reading theology.
8/16/202343 minutes, 15 seconds
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Preparing for Life in a Household: A Biblical and Thomistic Perspective | Prof. John Cuddeback

This lecture was given on April 4th, 2023, at Brown University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: John A. Cuddeback, PhD, is professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and household, and his professional writings appear in various academic journals and books. His book True Friendship was republished by Ignatius Press. His blogging at LifeCraft is renowned for applying an ancient wisdom to life today.
8/15/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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What is Needed for Happiness? | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 15, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: University of Washington The Thomistic Institute at the University of Washington presents a lecture by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies titled “The Search for Happiness: Wisdom from Aquinas and the Classical Tradition.” Friday, November 4 2:00 PM HUB 334 This lecture is free and open to the public. About the Speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and Assistant Professor in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001, after having practiced constitutional law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has also taught at The Catholic University of America Law School and at Providence College. He is the author of The Trinitarian Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas (Oxford University Press, 2016).
8/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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What is Our Hope? Heaven and the Kingdom of God w/ Prof. Michael Root (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Michael Root about his latest Thomistic Institute, "What is Our Hope? Heaven and the Kingdom of God." What is Our Hope? Heaven and the Kingdom of God w/ Dr. Michael Root and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/w9AaZ About the speaker: Professor Michael Root (Catholic University of America is an Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of the US and international Lutheran-Catholic dialogues, the US Lutheran-United Methodist dialogue, the Anglican-Lutheran International Working Group, and the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran Roman Catholic “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”.
8/10/202342 minutes, 1 second
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The House of the Father: Augustine's Confessions VIII-X | Prof. Russell Hittinger

This lecture was given on June 15, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Russell Hittinger is a leading scholar of Catholic political and social thought. From 1996-2019, Dr. Hittinger was the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he was also a Research Professor in the School of Law. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University, Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, and Charles University in Prague. In January 2020, Dr. Hittinger gave the Aquinas Lecture at Blackfriars, Oxford. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, to which he was elected a full member (ordinarius) in 2004 and appointed to the consilium or governing board from 2006-2018. On 8 September 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Hittinger as an ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which he finished his ten-year term in 2019. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where he also serves as the inaugural co-Director of the Program in Catholic Political Thought.
8/9/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 24 seconds
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A New Parochia: Augustine's Confessions VI-VII | Prof. Russell Hittinger

This lecture was given on June 14, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Russell Hittinger is a leading scholar of Catholic political and social thought. From 1996-2019, Dr. Hittinger was the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he was also a Research Professor in the School of Law. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University, Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, and Charles University in Prague. In January 2020, Dr. Hittinger gave the Aquinas Lecture at Blackfriars, Oxford. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, to which he was elected a full member (ordinarius) in 2004 and appointed to the consilium or governing board from 2006-2018. On 8 September 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Hittinger as an ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which he finished his ten-year term in 2019. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where he also serves as the inaugural co-Director of the Program in Catholic Political Thought.
8/8/20231 hour, 28 seconds
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What is Happiness? | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 14, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas" For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
8/7/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 6 seconds
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Special Themes in Friendship - Aristotle's Ethics: Prof. Michael Gorman

This lecture was given on June 13, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics.
8/4/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Prodigal's Return: Augustine's Confessions, Books IV & IV| Prof. Russell Hittinger

This lecture was given on June 13, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Russell Hittinger is a leading scholar of Catholic political and social thought. From 1996-2019, Dr. Hittinger was the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he was also a Research Professor in the School of Law. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University, Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, and Charles University in Prague. In January 2020, Dr. Hittinger gave the Aquinas Lecture at Blackfriars, Oxford. Since 2001, he has been a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, to which he was elected a full member (ordinarius) in 2004 and appointed to the consilium or governing board from 2006-2018. On 8 September 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Hittinger as an ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which he finished his ten-year term in 2019. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where he also serves as the inaugural co-Director of the Program in Catholic Political Thought.
8/3/202358 minutes
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What Friendship is: The Three Main Types of Aristotelian Friendship | Prof. Michael Gorman

This lecture was given on June 13, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas" For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics.
8/2/202359 minutes, 39 seconds
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Aristotle's Understanding of the Good Life | Prof. Michael Gorman

This lecture was given on June 12, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas" For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics.
8/1/202353 minutes, 50 seconds
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In the Suburbs of Babylon: Augustine's Confessions I-III | Prof. Russell Hittinger

This lecture was given on June 12, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas" For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Russell Hittinger is a leading scholar of Catholic political and social thought. From 1996-2019, Dr. Hittinger was the incumbent of the William K. Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa, where he was also a Research Professor in the School of Law. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University, Princeton University, New York University, Providence College, and Charles University in Prague. In January 2020, Dr. Hittinger gave the Aquinas Lecture at Blackfriars, Oxford. Since 2001, he is a member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, to which he was elected a full member (ordinarius) in 2004, and appointed to the consilium or governing board from 2006-2018. On 8 September 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dr. Hittinger as an ordinarius in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, in which he finished his ten-year term in 2019. He is currently a Fellow at the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America, where he also serves as the inaugural co-Director of the Program in Catholic Political Thought.
7/31/202357 minutes, 4 seconds
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Freedom, Desire, and Happiness | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given on June 12, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. as part of the 2023 Civitas Dei Summer Fellowship: "Friendship, Happiness, and the Search for God: Aristotle, Augustine, & Aquinas" For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
7/28/202359 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why Would a Biologist Believe in the Soul? w/ Prof. Jonathan Buttaci (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Jonathan Buttaci about his latest Thomistic Institute, "Why Would a Biologist Believe in the Soul?". Why Would a Biologist Believe in the Soul? w/ Dr. Jonathan Buttaci and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://on.soundcloud.com/tFDGP For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Jonathan Buttaci is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He came to CUA in 2016 after completing his PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Buttaci’s research focuses on accounts of mind and the soul in ancient Greek thought, in particular Aristotle’s theory of knowledge, learning, and scientific discovery. He is also interested more generally in the interplay between ancient Greek science, philosophy, and literature.
7/27/202344 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Would a Biologist Believe in the Soul? | Prof. Jonathan Buttaci

This lecture was given on April 10th, 2023, at Indiana University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Dr. Jonathan Buttaci is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He came to CUA in 2016 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Buttaci’s research focuses on accounts of mind and the soul in ancient Greek thought, in particular Aristotle’s theory of knowledge, learning, and scientific discovery. He is also interested more generally in the interplay between ancient Greek science, philosophy, and literature.
7/26/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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What is Heaven Like? | Fr. Andrew Hofer

This lecture was given on July 17th, 2023, at St. Peter's Church on Capitol Hill. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed a Ph.D. in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity, specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum and in books published by Catholic University of America Press and Ignatius Press. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015.
7/25/202355 minutes, 30 seconds
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Science and Faith in the Secular Age | Prof. Jonathan Lunine

This lecture was given on April 19th, 2023, at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Jonathan Lunine is the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University. Lunine is interested in how planets form and evolve, what processes maintain and establish habitability, and what kinds of exotic environments (methane lakes, etc.) might host a kind of chemistry sophisticated enough to be called "life". He pursues these interests through theoretical modeling and participation in spacecraft missions. He works with the radar and other instruments on Cassini, continues to work on mass spectrometer data from Huygens, and is co-investigator on the Juno mission launched in 2011 to Jupiter. He is on the science team for the James Webb Space Telescope, focusing on characterization of extrasolar planets and Kuiper Belt objects. Lunine is currently PI for a JPL-led study to send a probe into Saturn's atmosphere and has contributed to mission concept studies for space-based astrometry and microlensing missions. Lunine is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has participated in or chaired a number of advisory and strategic planning committees for the Academy and for NASA.
7/24/202349 minutes, 3 seconds
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In Defense of Politics | Prof. Erik Dempsey

This lecture was given on April 27th, 2023, at the University of Texas at El Paso. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Erik Dempsey (Ph.D., Boston College) is the Assistant Director of UT's Thomas Jefferson for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. He completed his doctorate at Boston College in June 2007. He is interested in understanding human virtue and the proper place of politics in a well-lived human life, the different ways in which human virtue is understood in different political situations, and the ways in which human virtue may transcend any political situation. His dissertation looks at Aristotle's treatment of prudence in the Nicomachean Ethics, and Aristotle's suggestion that virtue should be understood as an end in itself. He is currently at work turning his dissertation into a book by adding chapters that consider Thomas Aquinas' interpretation of Aristotle in terms of natural law and Marsilius of Padua's critique of Thomas.
7/21/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 52 seconds
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Is The Bible Reliable? | Fr. Jordan Schmidt

This lecture was given on May 2nd, 2023, at the University of Washington. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: https://thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Jordan Schmidt was born in Fargo, ND, and attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN for his undergraduate studies. After entering the Order of Preachers, he came to Washington DC to study theology, graduating from the PFIC in 2009 with an STB/MDiv in theology and from CUA in 2012 with an STL in biblical theology. Upon his ordination to the priesthood, he was appointed associate pastor of St Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT where he served until 2013. Fr. Jordan next returned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC to pursue doctoral studies at CUA. Since earning his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies in 2018, he has been teaching various courses in Sacred Scripture at the PFIC.
7/20/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Influence of Virgil and St. Augustine on Waugh's Brideshead Revisited | Prof. Patrick Callahan

This lecture was given on April 27th, 2023 at Georgetown University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Patrick Callahan is director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Dallas and his graduate work at Fordham University in Classical Philology. While his doctoral work focused on ancient Greek commentaries to the lyric poet Pindar, his recent work focuses on early Jesuit Latin texts.
7/19/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Did Jesus Really Rise From the Dead? A Historical Investigation | Fr. Isaac Morales, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 15th, 2023 at the University of Rochester. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Fr. Isaac Morales, O.P. entered the Dominican novitiate for the Province of St. Joseph in the summer of 2012. Before joining the order, Fr. Isaac received a BSE in civil engineering from Duke University, an MTS with a concentration in biblical studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University. After completing his Ph.D., he taught in the Department of Theology at Marquette University for four years. During the academic year 2011-12, he was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Munich. Fr. Isaac was ordained to the priesthood in May of 2018. He has taught at Providence since August of the same year.
7/18/202346 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sorrow, Beauty, and Mercy A Catholic Aesthetic Vision | Prof. Thomas Hibbs

This lecture was given at the University of Maryland at College Park on April 27th, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Author Bio: Thomas Hibbs is currently J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he is also Dean Emeritus, having served for 16 years as Dean of the Honors College and as Distinguished Professor of Ethic and Culture. Hibbs received a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has served as tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, Full Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, and President of the University of Dallas. Hibbs works in the areas of medieval philosophy, especially Thomas Aquinas, contemporary virtue ethics, and aesthetics. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles and seven books, as well as 100 reviews and discussion articles on film, theater, art, and higher education in a variety of venues.
7/17/202336 minutes, 52 seconds
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It's My Right: Understanding Natural Rights and the Purpose of Politics| Fr. Dominic Legge

This lecture was given on April 13th, 2023, at NYU. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
7/14/202346 minutes, 45 seconds
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St. Augustine and the Virtue of Humility w/ Prof. Mary Keys (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Mary Keys about her latest Thomistic Institute, "Seeking Peace in the City: Augustine and the Virtue of Humility." St. Augustine and the Virtue of Humility w/ Prof. Mary Keys and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/augustine-and-the-virtue-of-humility-prof-mary-keys About the speaker: Mary M. Keys holds a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests span a broad spectrum of political theory, with a special focus in Christianity, ethics, and political thought. She is the author of Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine's City of God (Cambridge) and Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good (Cambridge). Her work includes articles and chapters in the American Journal of Political Science, History of Political Thought, Perspectives on Political Science, and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's City of God. She has held various fellowships, including a NEH Fellowship supporting her ongoing research project on Humility, Modernity, and the Science of Politics, and she has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
7/13/202339 minutes, 54 seconds
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No Justice Without Mercy; No Mercy Without Justice | Prof. Gary Anderson

This lecture was given on March 30th, 2023, at Harvard University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Professor Gary Anderson is the Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology at Notre Dame University. He holds a B.A. from Albion College, an M.Div. from Duke University, and a Ph.D from Harvard University and previously taught at the University of Virginia and Harvard Divinity School Prof. Anderson has won numerous awards including most recently grants from the American Philosophical Society, Lilly Endowment and the Institute for Advanced Study at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prof Anderson’s is well known for his books Sin: A History and Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2009 and 2013). His newest book, That I May Dwell among Them: Incarnation and Atonement in the Tabernacle Narrative will appear this coming November. Some recent articles include: “To See Where God Dwells: The Tabernacle, Temple, and the Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition;” “The Roman Church as Casta Meretrix;” and “God Doesn’t Break Bad in the Old Testament.” Anderson served as President of the Catholic Biblical Association from 2013-14.
7/12/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Is Our Hope? Heaven And The Kingdom Of God | Prof. Michael Root

This lecture was given on March 29th, 2023 at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Professor Michael Root (Catholic University of America is an Ordinary Professor of Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. Root is a native of Norfolk, Virginia and studied at Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D. in theology). He was received into the Catholic Church in August, 2010. His particular theological interests are ecumenical relations, eschatology/last things, and grace and justification. Root has been a member of the US and international Lutheran-Catholic dialogues, the US Lutheran-United Methodist dialogue, the Anglican-Lutheran International Working Group, and the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. He served on the drafting teams that produced the Lutheran Roman Catholic “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification”.
7/11/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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Beauty And Mathematics | Professor Alexander Pruss

This lecture was given on March 28th, 2023, at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Alexander Pruss has doctorates both in philosophy and mathematics, and is currently Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. His books include The Principle of Sufficient Reason: A Reassessment (Cambridge University Press), One Body: An Essay in Christian Sexual Ethics (Notre Dame University Press), and Actuality, Possibility and Worlds (Continuum). His research areas include metaphysics, philosophy of religion, Christian ethics, philosophy of mathematics and formal epistemology.
7/10/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Catholic Vision Of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings | Prof. Paul Gondreau

This talk was given on March 14th, 2023 at Brown University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Paul Gondreau earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, writing under the renowned Thomist scholar Rev. Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P. He is professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches/has taught courses on marriage, Christology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Catholic thought of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has a published manuscript on Christ's human passions in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and has published numerous essays in the area of Thomistic Christology, Thomistic anthropology, a Thomistic account of human sexuality, and a Thomistic theology of disability. He is associate editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera, and has served as a consultant to the USCCB's committee on marriage and family.
7/7/202357 minutes, 1 second
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Can A Biologist Believe In The Existence Of Life? | Professor Stephen Meredith

This lecture was given on March 8th, 2023 at Vanderbilt University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Stephen Meredith is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Neurology. He is also an associate faculty member in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published more than 100 journal articles, focusing on the biophysics of protein structure. Much of his work has been the application of solution and solid-state NMR to the study of amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has also published articles on literature and philosophy in diverse aspects of medical humanities and bioethics. His teaching includes courses to graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, medical students, and undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, including courses on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Dostoevsky (focusing on Brothers Karamazov), Thomas Mann and David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on a book examining disease and the theological problem of evil. Other current writing projects include a study of James Joyce and the problem of evil.
7/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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St. Thomas Aquinas on Love in the Incarnation of God | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given on March 8th, 2023, at West Virginia University. For more information about upcoming events, visit thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events. Speaker Bio: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity, specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology, and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum and in books published by Catholic University of America Press and Ignatius Press. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015.
7/5/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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Professor Scott Cleveland | The Service Of The Emotions In The Moral Life -

This lecture was given on March 7th, 2023, at Cornell University For more information on upcoming TI events, please visit our website: thomisticinstitute.org/upcoming-events Speaker Bio: Prof. W. Scott Cleveland is Director of Catholic Studies and Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND). His research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of religion. He is especially interested in the study of the virtues and emotions, the relation between the two, and the role of each in the moral and intellectual life. His work has appeared in journals such as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Res Philosophica, Religious Studies, Oxford Bibliographies Online, and the Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
7/3/202348 minutes, 36 seconds
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What are Natural Rights and What Rights Do We Have? | Prof. V. Bradley Lewis

This lecture was given at Florida State University on January 27, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: V. Bradley Lewis is associate professor in the School of Philosophy in the Catholic University of America. He specializes in political and legal philosophy, especially that of the classical Greeks and in the Thomistic tradition, and is currently working on a book on the idea of the common good. In addition to these things he has served as a consultant on ethics to the federal government, testified before a congressional subcommittee about immigration, and currently serves as associate editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
6/30/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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Augustine and the Virtue of Humility | Prof. Mary Keys

This lecture was given at Harvard University on February 23, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Mary M. Keys holds a BA from Boston College and a MA and PhD from the University of Toronto. Her research and teaching interests span a broad spectrum of political theory, with a special focus in Christianity, ethics, and political thought. She is the author of Pride, Politics, and Humility in Augustine's City of God (Cambridge) and Aquinas, Aristotle, and the Promise of the Common Good (Cambridge). Her work includes articles and chapters in the American Journal of Political Science, History of Political Thought, Perspectives on Political Science, and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's City of God. She has held various fellowships, including a NEH Fellowship supporting her ongoing research project on Humility, Modernity, and the Science of Politics, and she has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
6/28/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Work of Fear in the Human Heart | Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given at the College of William and Mary on March 2, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: A native of New Canaan, Connecticut, Sister Anna Wray received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2002 and subsequently entered the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. After completing her initial religious formation at her community’s motherhouse in Nashville, Sister Anna taught for five years at the high school level in Knoxville and Chattanooga. She also spent a year in Australia, preparing for World Youth Day. She then returned to Catholic University, and in 2019 completed a doctorate in philosophy. Her dissertation was on "Noetic Thinking in Aristotle's De Anima III.6." Sister previously taught as a First Year Experience fellow at the university and as an adjunct professor at Aquinas College. She currently serves as an assistant professor for the philosophy department at the Catholic University of America.
6/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Eating and Drinking to the Glory of God: A Catholic Approach | Prof. Michael Foley

This lecture was given at Georgetown University on March 1, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Michael P. Foley is an associate professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. He is the author of over 150 articles and several books on theology, the most recent of which is Drinking With the Saints: The Sinner's Guide to a Holy Happy Hour (Regnery, 2015). Foley is currently serving as the president of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. He lives in central Texas with his wife Alexandra and their six children.
6/23/202342 minutes, 32 seconds
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Aquinas, Creation, and Intelligent Design | Prof. Francis Beckwith

This lecture was given at New York University on February 10, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies and Affiliate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy. Among his over one dozen books are Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant (Baylor University Press, 2019), Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion's prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Constructive-Reflective Studies. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (MJS) as well as Fordham University (PhD, MA, philosophy).
6/21/202351 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Glory of Leadership: The Magnanimity and Humility of Jesus as Leader | Captain Joseph McInerney

This lecture was given at North Carolina State University on January 24, 2023. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Joe McInerney is the Director of Leadership and Ethics Education for the Knights of Columbus, a worldwide fraternal association of more than two million members with headquarters in New Haven, CT. Prior to retiring as a Captain from the United States Navy he served as the Chairman of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law and as Permanent Military Professor of Applied Ethics and Leadership at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. After working in a variety of leadership positions in the Navy, Captain McInerney was selected for the Navy’s Permanent Military Professor Program. As a member of that program, he graduated from The Catholic University of America with a doctorate in systematic theology. Captain McInerney also holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Theological Studies from the John Paul II Institute in Washington DC. A writer of both academic and popular essays, Captain McInerney is also author of The Greatness of Humility: St. Augustine on Moral Excellence (Wipf &Stock, 2016) and Passion and Paradox: The Leadership Genius of Jesus Christ (Catholic Information Service, 2018). His most recent book, From Achilles to Superman: A Leader’s Guide to the History of Ethics, has been accepted for publication with The Catholic University of America Press.
6/19/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dante, Aquinas, and the Virtues | Fr. Albert Trudel

This lecture was given at Georgetown University on October 20, 2022. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Albert Trudel is an Assistant Professor of Latin and Pastoral Studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He specializes in the intersection between theology and literature in the Middle Ages, and has lately commented on Dante's Purgatorio and the Middle English Pearl for various Thomistic Institute projects. He is also the Rome Director for the Thomistic Institute's semester abroad program. He completed his Master's degree in English Literature at the University of Toronto, his doctoral work in English Literature at the University of Oxford, and he received a postdoctoral License in Mediaeval Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto.
6/15/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Imago Dei in Sidney and Shakespeare | Dr. Michael Mack

This lecture was given at Hillsdale College on April 22, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute conference "Christology in Literature." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Michael Mack is an Associate Professor of English at the Catholic University of America. He specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, and his research interests include Shakespeare, sixteenth and seventeenth-century English poetry, and Renaissance poetic theory. Dr. Mack has published a study of Sir Philip Sidney’s Apology for Poetry and he is currently working on a book provisionally and pretentiously entitled Shakespeare and the Human Condition. He regularly teaches Shakespeare at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the Renaissance humanities course in the University Honors Program. Dr. Mack has served as Director of the University Honors Program, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Michael Mack received his A.B. from Harvard University, where his concentration was Economics, and his Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. He has been at CUA since 1997.
6/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 49 seconds
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Christology in Literature | Dr. Justin Jackson

This lecture was given at Hillsdale College on April 22, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute conference "Christology in Literature." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: J. A. Jackson is Chair and Professor of English at Hillsdale College and Director of the Writing Center. He received his Ph.D. in English from Purdue University where he specialized in Old and Middle English Literature. In 2011, he received Hillsdale College's Professor of the Year award. He was ranked among the Princeton Review's "Best 300 Professors" in 2012. Dr. Jackson loves to investigate the intersections between literature, theology, and philosophy, and his scholarship and teaching reflect this love.
6/12/202356 minutes, 58 seconds
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What Future for the Priesthood? | Cardinal Marc Ouellet

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Cardinal Marc Oullet served as prefect of the Dicastery for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America from 2010 to 2023. He was Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada from 2003 to 2010. He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2003. He holds licentiates in theology and philosophy, and a doctorate in dogmatic theology.
6/9/202337 minutes, 7 seconds
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Priesthood in the Eastern Tradition | Fr. Mark Morozowich

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Mark Morozowich pursued a vocation to the priesthood in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio. He served in Pittsburgh and in Butler, Pennsylvania before beginning doctoral studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome that yielded a comprehensive study of Holy Thursday Liturgy in Jerusalem and Constantinople from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Centuries. He lectures as an Associate Professor of Liturgy at The Catholic University of America, served as the Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Programs, and is dean of The School of Theology and Religious Studies. His research focuses upon various topics of liturgical history from penitential practices and the liturgical year to divergent issues in Eastern Christian Mysteries.
6/8/202318 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bl. Stanley Rother, A New Saintly Priest | Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg has served as bishop for the Diocese of Reno in Nevada since 2021. He previously served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle in Washington State from 2017 to 2021. He completed a Licentiate degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome in 1990. During his 30+ years as a priest, Bishop Mueggenborg has served as parochial vicar and pastor in several parishes and in a variety of ministerial roles, including high school chaplain and teacher, Newman Center chaplain, Director of Clergy and Education, and Vicar for Religious. He also served on the administrative staff of the Pontifical North American College and was adjunct professor at the Gregorian University.
6/8/202329 minutes, 14 seconds
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Celibacy and Priestly Life | Fr. Carter Griffin

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Carter Griffin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC. Raised Presbyterian, he converted to Catholicism while attending Princeton University. After graduating in 1994, he served for four years as a line officer in the United States Navy prior to entering the seminary. He attended Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland for two years of philosophy followed by the North American College in Rome for five years of theology. Father Griffin was ordained to the priesthood in 2004 and served as priest-secretary for three years before beginning doctoral studies in Rome in 2008. After completing his doctorate and serving as the parochial vicar of St. Peter’s parish on Capitol Hill, in 2011 he was appointed Director of Priest Vocations for the Archdiocese of Washington and Vice-Rector of St. John Paul II Seminary, where he now serves as Rector. He is the author of Why Celibacy: Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest, published in 2019 by Emmaus Road.
6/8/202330 minutes, 45 seconds
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Women and Men in the Life and Ministry of the Church | Mother Mary Christa Nutt, R.S.M.

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Mother Mary Christa Nutt serves as superior general of the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma. She earned a baccalaureate, license of sacred theology, and a doctoral degree in moral theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome.
6/7/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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Vocational Culture and the Complementarity of States of Life | Dr. John Grabowski

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Grabowski earned his B.A. in theology at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last thirty years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology/ Ethics. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009 where they served as a member couple. He has served two terms as a theological advisor to the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth and one term as an advisor to the subcommittee which produced the Pastoral Letter Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (2009). In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert (adiutor) at the Synod of Bishops on the Family.
6/7/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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Trinity, Christology, and the Priesthood | Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P., is the Director of the Thomistic Institute and an Assistant Professor in systematic theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a Ph.L. from the School of Philosophy of the Catholic University of America, and a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg. He entered the Order of Preachers in 2001 and was ordained a priest in 2007. He practiced law for several years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a Dominican.
6/7/202328 minutes, 34 seconds
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Acts of Religion and the Priesthood | Prof. Jennifer Frey

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Jennifer Frey is an associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina and fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America. Prior to joining the philosophy faculty at USC, she was a Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she was a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. She has published widely on virtue and moral psychology and she has co-edited three volumes on Self-Transcendence and Virtue, Practical Wisdom, and Practical Truth. Her writing has been featured in Breaking Ground, Evangelization and Culture, First Things, Fare Forward, Image, Law and Liberty, The Point, and USA Today.
6/6/202335 minutes, 30 seconds
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Vatican II and Contemporary Challenges for the Priesthood | Bishop William Byrne

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Bishop William Byrne has served as the bishop of the Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts since 2020. He studied at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, completing his licentiate in sacred theology from Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas(Angelicum) and was ordained on June 25, 1994 by Cardinal James A. Hickey.
6/6/202327 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Priesthood in the Church Fathers, Aquinas, and Beyond | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. His research appears in Augustinianum, The Journal of the History of Ideas, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, Studia Patristica, The Thomist, Vigiliae Christianae, and other journals and volume collections. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford University Press); the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy (Hillenbrand Books); co-author of A Living Sacrifice: Guidance for Men Discerning Religious Life (Vianney Publications), and co-editor of Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers (Sapientia Press) and Thomas Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology (Sapientia Press). He is presently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Deification and The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Sermons, and he is finishing his book funded by a Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Teacher-Scholar grant, The Word in Our Flesh: The Power of Patristic Preaching.
6/6/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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Faith and the Priesthood Today | Archbishop Timothy Broglio

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Archbishop Timothy Broglio has served as Archbishop for the Military Services, USA since 2008. He was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2022. Previous, he served as Apostolic Nuncio to the Dominican Republic and Apostolic Delegate to Puerto Rico from 2001 to 2008.
6/5/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Priesthood in the Modern Era | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.

This lecture was given at the Catholic University of America on May 16, 2023 as part of the Thomistic Institute symposium titled "Toward a Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
6/5/202332 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Thomistic Take on Emotional Tumult | Sr. Anna Wray, O.P.

This lecture was given on April 26, 2023 at the University of Arizona. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the Speaker: Sr. Anna Wray is a native of Connecticut and a member of the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia. Sister received her PhD in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, having written her dissertation on Aristotle’s account of the activity of contemplation. Sister is on faculty in CUA's School of Philosophy.
6/2/202357 minutes, 54 seconds
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What Natural Rights Do I have? w/ Prof. V. Bradley Lewis (Off-Campus Coversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. V. Bradley Lewis about his latest Thomistic Institute, "It's My Right: What Are Natural Rights and What Rights Do We Have?". What Natural Rights Do I Have? w/ Dr. V. Bradley Lewis and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/prof-v-bradley-lewis-its-my-right-what-are-natural-rights-and-what-rights-do-we-have For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: V. Bradley Lewis is associate professor in the School of Philosophy in the Catholic University of America. He specializes in political and legal philosophy, especially that of the classical Greeks and in the Thomistic tradition, and is currently working on a book on the idea of the common good. In addition to these things he has served as a consultant on ethics to the federal government, testified before a congressional subcommittee about immigration, and currently serves as associate editor of the American Journal of Jurisprudence.
6/1/202340 minutes, 10 seconds
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Affliction, Sorrow, and Human Flourishing | Prof. Thomas Hibbs

This talk was given on April 12th, 2023 at the University of South Carolina. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Thomas Hibbs is currently J. Newton Rayzor Sr. Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he is also Dean Emeritus, having served for 16 years as Dean of the Honors College and as Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Culture. Hibbs received a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has served as tutor at Thomas Aquinas College, Full Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy at Boston College, and President of the University of Dallas. Hibbs works in the areas of medieval philosophy, especially Thomas Aquinas, contemporary virtue ethics, and aesthetics. He has published more than thirty scholarly articles and seven books, as well as 100 reviews and discussion articles on film, theater, art, and higher education in a variety of venues.
5/30/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Can a Biologist Believe in the Existence of Life? | Prof. Stephen Meredith

This lecture was given on March 8, 2023 at Vanderbilt University. The handout for this lecture can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yw4y92cn. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Stephen Meredith is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Neurology. He is also an associate faculty member in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published more than 100 journal articles, focusing on the biophysics of protein structure. Much of his work has been the application of solution and solid-state NMR to the study of amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has also published articles on literature and philosophy in diverse aspects of medical humanities and bioethics. His teaching includes courses to graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, medical students, and undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, including courses on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Dostoevsky (focusing on Brothers Karamazov), Thomas Mann and David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on a book examining disease and the theological problem of evil. Other current writing projects include a study of James Joyce and the problem of evil.
5/26/20231 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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Does God Exist? | Prof. Gaven Kerr

This lecture was given on March 29, 2023 at Trinity College Dublin. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Gaven Kerr is a married father of three and a third order Dominican. He has degrees in scholastic philosophy and philosophy from Queen’s University Belfast: BA, MPhil, and PhD. His doctoral research was on the thought of Thomas Aquinas and Immanuel Kant. Gaven’s research focuses on the thought of St Thomas Aquinas and his connection with other important thinkers in the history of philosophy and theology. He has published articles in the Thomist, the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, International Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Philosophical Research, Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society. Gaven has two books with Oxford University Press. The first was published in 2015, Aquinas’s Way to God, and it dealt with Aquinas’s proof of God in the De Ente et Essentia. His second book which is due out later this year is on Aquinas and the metaphysics of creation. Gaven has taught philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, St. Malachy’s Seminary Belfast, and Maynooth University. He has taught theology at Mary Immaculate College Limerick. He currently teaches philosophy at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
5/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Trouble with AI: It’s Not What You Think! | Prof. James Madden

This lecture was given on March 7, 2023 at North Carolina State University. The handout for this lecture can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3t2jnkc4. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: James Madden is Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. He lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife (Jennifer) and their six children; William, Martha, J. Patrick, Brendan, Jack, and Cormac. He is originally from Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and did his graduate work at Kent State (MA, 1998) and Purdue (Ph.D., 2002). He was awarded the Benedictine College Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2006.
5/22/202346 minutes, 28 seconds
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Saved by Works? The Catholic Theology of Salvation | Prof. Matthew Thomas

This lecture was given at the University of Washington on January 27, 2023. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org About the speaker: Dr. Matthew J. Thomas is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology Department Chair at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA, and an instructor in Theology with Regent College, Vancouver. He received a D.Phil in Theology (New Testament and Patristics) from the University of Oxford. He is the author of Paul's 'Works of the Law' in the Perspective of Second Century Reception, which received the Jesus Creed Book of the Year award in 2018. His research areas include Pauline theology, patristics (particularly the ante-Nicene period), and early Christian interpretation of Scripture. Matthew and his wife Leeanne live in California with their four children, Camille, Raphael, Michael and Agnes, who are also aspiring theologians.
5/19/20231 hour, 34 seconds
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How Does Christ Save Us? w/ Prof. Ross McCullough (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Ross McCullough. How Does Christ Save Us? w/ Prof. Ross McCullough and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/making-sense-of-the-atonement-prof-ross-mccullough For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Ross McCullough joined George Fox University as an assistant professor of theology and faculty fellow in the George Fox University Honors Program in 2018. He studied patristic theology at the University of Notre Dame before doing a doctorate at Yale University at the intersection of systematic theology and analytic philosophy of religion. Dr. McCullough's first book, Freedom and Sin: Evil in a World Created by God (Eerdmans, 2022) reconciles traditional Christian commitments to, on the one hand, God causing all that is and, on the other, God in no way being responsible for sin. He also has academic publications on the doctrine of hell, the Eucharist, the hermeneutics of Scripture, and liberation theology. His popular articles have appeared in First Things, Commonweal, and America Magazine, among other venues. Dr. McCullough lives with his wife and four children across the street from St. Peter parish in Newberg, where he is on the pastoral council and leads RCIA.
5/18/202343 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are Quality of Life' Judgments Ethical? | Prof. Gina Noia

This talk was given on April 10th, 2023 at Ohio State University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Gina Maria Noia is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Resident Bioethicist at Belmont Abbey College. She received her Ph.D. in Theology and Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. She has served as a clinical ethicist for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL and St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and she is published in Christian Bioethics and the Journal of Moral Theology. She and her husband, Justin, love spending time with their vivacious one-year-old boy.
5/17/202351 minutes, 45 seconds
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Making Sense of the Atonement | Prof. Ross McCullough

This talk was given at the University of Oregon on March 15, 2023. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Ross McCullough joined George Fox University as an assistant professor of theology and faculty fellow in the George Fox University Honors Program in 2018. He studied patristic theology at the University of Notre Dame before doing a doctorate at Yale University at the intersection of systematic theology and analytic philosophy of religion. Dr. McCullough's first book, Freedom and Sin: Evil in a World Created by God (Eerdmans, 2022) reconciles traditional Christian commitments to, on the one hand, God causing all that is and, on the other, God in no way being responsible for sin. He also has academic publications on the doctrine of hell, the Eucharist, the hermeneutics of Scripture, and liberation theology. His popular articles have appeared in First Things, Commonweal, and America Magazine, among other venues. Dr. McCullough lives with his wife and four children across the street from St. Peter parish in Newberg, where he is on the pastoral council and leads RCIA.
5/15/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thomistic Philosophy as a Remedy for Today's Crisis of Faith | Prof. Francis Beckwith

This talk was given on March 28th, 2023 at Regent University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy & Church-State Studies and Affiliate Professor of Political Science at Baylor University, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy. Among his over one dozen books are Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant (Baylor University Press, 2019), Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion's prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Constructive-Reflective Studies. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (MJS) as well as Fordham University (PhD, MA, philosophy).
5/12/20231 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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The Error of Beginnings and the Beginning of Errors: Cosmology and Creation | Prof. Warren Carroll

This talk was given on March 23, 2023 at the University of Dallas. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. William E. Carroll is Distinguished Visiting Professor in the School of Philosophy at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (Wuhan, China) and Senior Research Fellow at the Collegium of Anton Neuwirth (Bratislava, Slovakia). His specialty is the relationship among the natural sciences, philosophy, and theology, with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas’s understanding of the doctrine of creation. He is the author of works and articles including Creation and Science: Has Science Eliminated God?; Galileo: Science and Faith; and (with Steven Baldner) Aquinas on Creation. Beginning in 2013, he has spent several weeks each year giving lectures and seminars at various Chinese universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Wuhan.
5/10/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Why is Creation So Central in Early Christian Teaching? | Prof. Lewis Ayres

This talk was given on March 6th, 2023 at Oxford University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Lewis Ayres is Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He specializes in the study of early Christian theology, especially the history of Trinitarian theology and early Christian exegesis. He is also deeply interested in the relationship between the shape of early Christian modes of discourse and reflection and the manner in which renewals of Catholic theology during the last hundred years have attempted to engage forms of modern historical consciousness and sought to negotiate the shape of appropriate scriptural interpretation in modernity, even as they remain faithful to the practices of classical Catholic discourse and contemplation. His publications include Augustine and the Trinity (2010) and Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Trinitarian Theology (2004). He is co-editor of the Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature (2004) and of the Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology (forthcoming). Professor Ayres has co-edited the Blackwell Challenges in Contemporary Theology series (since 1997), the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity series (since 2007), and has just co-founded with Fortress Press the Renewal: Conversations in Catholic Theology series. He serves on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, the Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Augustinian Studies. He has also served on the board of the North American Patristics Society.
5/8/202348 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Influence of Virgil and St. Augustine on Brideshead Revisited | Prof. Patrick Callahan

This talk was given on April 27th, 2023 at Georgetown University. The slides for the lecture can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yus8cvkx For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Patrick Callahan is director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as Assistant Professor of English & Humanities at St. Gregory the Great Seminary. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Dallas and his graduate work at Fordham University in Classical Philology. While his doctoral work focused on ancient Greek commentaries to the lyric poet Pindar, his recent work focuses on early Jesuit Latin texts.
5/5/202357 minutes, 8 seconds
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Overcoming the Science and Religion Divide | Dr. Karin Oberg

This talk was given on March 3rd, 2023 at New York University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Karin Öberg is Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University. Her specialty is astrochemistry and her research aims to uncover how chemical processes affect the outcome of planet formation, especially the chemical habitability of nascent planets. Dr. Öberg obtained her B.Sc. in chemistry at Caltech in 2005, and her Ph.D. in astronomy, with a thesis focused on laboratory astrochemistry, from Leiden University in 2009. She did postdoctoral work at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as a NASA Hubble fellow, focusing on millimeter observations of planet-forming disks around young stars. In 2013 she joined the Harvard astronomy faculty as an assistant professor. She was promoted and named the Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor in Astronomy in 2016, and promoted to full professor with tenure in 2017. Dr. Öberg’s research in astrochemistry has been recognized with a Sloan fellowship, a Packard fellowship, the Newton Lacy Pierce Award from the American Astronomical Society, and a Simons fellowship. Here recent TED talk explaining some of her research can be found here.
5/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 42 seconds
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Death and Immortality | Sr. Elinor Gardner, O.P.

This lecture was given on February 8, 2023 at Trinity University, San Antonio. The handout for this lecture can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yczkuphu. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sister Elinor Gardner is a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Before arriving at University of Dallas, she taught at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her doctoral work (Boston College) was on the ethics of Thomas Aquinas ("St Thomas Aquinas on the Death Penalty").
4/28/202344 minutes, 18 seconds
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Classical and Contemporary Answers to the Meaning of Life | Prof. Michael Gorman

This talk was given on February 7th, 2023 at Texas A and M University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitue.org. About the speaker: Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty-five academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics. He is working on a textbook in metaphysics and on a short book on human nature and human dignity.
4/26/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are We Our Brains? Neuroscience and the Soul | Dr. Paul LaPenna

This talk was given on February 23, 2023 at the University of South Carolina. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Paul LaPenna is a neurologist in Greenville, SC and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Carolinas Campus. Dr. LaPenna completed his neurology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018. As a neurohospitalist, Dr. LaPenna’s skill set is focused on treatment of neurological emergencies and performing and interpreting electrophysiological studies of the brain and peripheral nervous system. As an Associate Professor of Neurology, Dr. LaPenna has won numerous teaching awards, including Clinical Medicine Professor of the neuroscience curriculum in 2019, 2020, and 2021. For the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. LaPenna was awarded the Preceptor of the Year. For his care towards patients, he was elected to the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2016. Dr. LaPenna has an interest in the relationship between science and faith—in particular, the relationship between neuroscience and the soul, the overreaching claims of science, and the dignity of the human person, to name a few. Saint Thomas Aquinas has been a major influence in Dr. LaPenna’s intellectual and faith journey. Dr. LaPenna was previously a collegiate runner and now enjoys running recreationally, hiking, and spending time outdoors. Most of all, he loves his wife Nicole and their two daughters, Catherine and Susanna.
4/24/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why the Roman Catholic Church? w/ Prof. Paige Hochschild (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Prof. Paige Hochschild. Why the Roman Catholic Church? w/ Prof. Paige Hochschild and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/why-the-roman-catholic-church-prof-paige-hochschild For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Paige Hochschild is a professor of historical and systematic theology at Mount St. Mary's University (MD), specializing in Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and the early Church. She also teaches philosophy courses at the Seminary at Mount St. Mary's. She has written a book on the place of memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, and publishes on the Church, education, tradition, 20th c. theological debates within the Church (Scripture, history; marriage).
4/20/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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Peace in the Lives of Gregory of Nazianzus and Augustine of Hippo | Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.

This talk was given on February 16th, 2023 at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P., grew up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, and studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed a Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity, specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology, and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum and in books published by Catholic University of America Press and Ignatius Press. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies), Oxford University Press, 2013, and the editor of Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy, Hillenbrand Books, 2015.
4/19/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Thomistic Approach to Friendship Between the Sexes| Prof. John Cuddeback

This talk was given on February 21st, 2023 at Hillsdale College. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: John A. Cuddeback, PhD, is professor of Philosophy at Christendom College, where he has taught for twenty-five years. He lectures widely on topics including virtue, fatherhood, friendship, and household, and his professional writings appear in various academic journals and books. His book True Friendship is being republished by Ignatius Press. His blogging at BaconFromAcorns and LifeCraft is renowned for applying an ancient wisdom to life today.
4/17/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spirit, Soul, and Body According to Thomas Aquinas | Fr. James Brent, O.P.

This talk was given on February 18th, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. James Brent, O.P. holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Saint Louis University. While there, he specialized in the rationality of faith. He currently teaches at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
4/14/202337 minutes
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Descartes and 'The Aristotelians' on the Soul as the Life of the Body | Prof. Sarah Byers

This talk was given on Feburary 18th 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the author: Dr. Sarah Byers is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. Aside from specializing in Augustine, she has also published on Rene Descartes. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
4/12/20231 hour, 11 seconds
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Descartes's Soul | Prof. Jorge Secada

This talk was given on February 17th, 2023 at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. Jorge Secada is a professor of philosophy from the University of Virginia. He is originally from Peru and received his Ph.D. from the University of York in the United Kingdom. He specializes in late medieval and Renaissance philosophy, as well as early modern philosophy with a special interest in the work of Descartes. He is the author of Cartesian Metaphysics: The Scholastic Origins of Modern Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
4/10/202354 minutes
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The Ethics of Human Gene Editing with CRISPR | Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P.

This talk was given on October 5th, 2022 at Dartmouth College. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in Bioengineering, summa cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania, and then earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. in the laboratory of Professor Leonard Guarente, where he was a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was ordained a priest in the Order of Preachers in May of 2004. He completed his Pontifical License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Moral Theology, summa cum laude, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, in 2005, and a Pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.), magna cum laude, at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, in 2015. Fr. Austriaco currently serves as Professor of Biological Sciences & Professor of Sacred Theology at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Before this position, he was Professor of Biology and of Theology at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. His NIH-funded laboratory at Providence College is investigating the genetics of programmed cell death using the yeasts, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans, as model organisms. Papers describing his research have been published in PLoS ONE, FEMS Yeast Research, Microbial Cell, Cell, the Journal of Cell Biology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, among others. In philosophy and theology, his essays have been published in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Theological Studies, Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, Science and Theology, and the Linacre Quarterly. His first book, Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, was published by the Catholic University of America Press in 2011. It was recognized as a 2012 Choice outstanding academic title by the Association of College and Research Libraries.
4/7/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 22 seconds
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St. Thomas's Five Ways: How to Prove God Exists w/ Dr. Edward Feser(Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Edward Feser. St. Thomas's Five Ways: How to Prove God Exists w/ Dr. Edward Feser and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/demonstrating-the-existence-of-god-prof-ed-feser For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Edward Feser is Professor of Philosophy at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.A. in religion from the Claremont Graduate School, and a B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from the California State University at Fullerton.
4/6/202343 minutes, 38 seconds
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Proofs for the Existence of God | Prof. Robert Koons

This talk was given on Feburary 7th, 2023 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Robert C. (“Rob”) Koons is a professor of philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 33 years. M. A. Oxford, Ph.D. UCLA. He is the author or co-author of four books, including: Realism Regained (Oxford University Press, 2000), and The Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics, with Timothy H. Pickavance (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017). He is the co-editor (with George Bealer) of The Waning of Materialism (Oxford University Press, 2010), and co-editor (with Nicholas Teh and William Simpson) of Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science (Routledge, 2018). He has been working recently on an Aristotelian interpretation of quantum theory, on defending and articulating Thomism in contemporary terms, and on arguments for classical theism.
4/5/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 41 seconds
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Aquinas on the Union of Body and Soul | Prof. Gyula Klima

This talk was given on February 1st, 2023 at Fordham University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Born, raised, and educated in Budapest, Hungary, Prof. Klima held postdoc positions in Helsinki, St. Andrews and Copenhagen in the eighties. In 1991, he was hired at Yale University, moved to Notre Dame in 1995, and landed his current position at Fordham in 1999, where he has been a full professor since 2002. He founded and still runs the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics, and edits (together with Prof. Alex Hall) its Proceedings. Recently, he started and has been directing the new Research Center for the History of Ideas (R.C.H.I. --"Archie") in Budapest; currently he divides his time between Budapest and NY, directing Archie in the fall and teaching at Fordham in the Spring. For his detailed CV and list of publications, as well as a number of his papers online, you may wish to visit https://faculty.fordham.edu/klima/ and https://fordham.academia.edu/GyulaKlima
4/1/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 28 seconds
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St. Edmund Campion and the Jesuit English Mission of 1580 | Prof. Fionnuala O'Neill Tonning

This lecture was given on November 21, 2022, at the University of Edinburgh. For more information, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Fionnuala O’Neill Tonning earned her PhD from University of Edinburgh in 2013. Her dissertation was titled "Beyond Tragedy: Genre and the Idea of the Tragic in Shakespearean Tragedy, History and Comedy.”
3/31/202337 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Search for Happiness: Wisdom from Aquinas | Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau. O.P.

This talk was given on February 4th, 2023 at the University of Rochester. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: A native of Louisiana, Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., entered the Dominican Province of St. Joseph in 2005. After several years of pastoral work in New York City, Fr. Guilbeau began doctoral studies in moral theology at the University of Fribourg, where he completed a dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of the common good. In addition to his teaching, Fr. Guilbeau serves as senior editor of Aleteia.org (English edition).
3/29/202359 minutes, 37 seconds
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Does God Exist? | Prof. Michael Gorman

This talk was given on February 17, 2023 at Vanderbilt University. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Michael Gorman is professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He has doctorates in philosophy and theology. He has authored over thirty-five academic papers and a book entitled Aquinas on the Metaphysics of the Hypostatic Union (Cambridge University Press, 2017). His main interests are metaphysics, human nature, and ethics. He is working on a textbook in metaphysics and on a short book on human nature and human dignity.
3/29/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers | Prof. Eleonore Stump

This talk was given via Zoom to the students at Trinity Western University on February, 9th 2023. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Eleonore Stump is the Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, where she has taught since 1992. She is also Honorary Professor at Wuhan University and at the Logos Institute, St.Andrews, and she is a Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University. She has published extensively in philosophy of religion, contemporary metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. Her books include her major study Aquinas (Routledge, 2003), her extensive treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering (Oxford, 2010), and her far-reaching examination of human redemption, Atonement (Oxford, 2018). She has given the Gifford Lectures (Aberdeen, 2003), the Wilde lectures (Oxford, 2006), the Stewart lectures (Princeton, 2009) and the Stanton lectures (Cambridge, 2018). She is past president of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, and the American Philosophical Association, Central Division; and she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
3/27/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Does God Create Through Evolution? | Fr. Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P.

This talk was given on February 16th, 2023 at Trinity College Dublin. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Mariusz Tabaczek, O.P. is a Polish Dominican and theologian. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and Church Licentiate from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. He is a professor of theology and member of the Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He is interested in the science-theology dialogue, especially in the issues concerning science and creation theology, divine action, and evolutionary theory. His research also goes to other subjects related to systematic, fundamental, and natural theology, philosophy of nature, philosophy of science (philosophy of biology, in particular), philosophy of causation, and metaphysics. His works address a whole range of topics, including: the notion of species, metaphysics of evolutionary transitions, concurrence of divine and natural causes in evolutionary transitions, definition and role of chance and teleology in evolution, classical and new hylomorphism, classical and contemporary (analytical) concepts of causation, emergence, science-oriented panentheism and its critique, and various aspects of divine action in the universe. He published a number of articles on metaphysics and the issues concerning the relation between theology and science, and two monographs: Emergence. Towards A New Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science (University of Notre Dame Press 2019) and Divine Action and Emergence. An Alternative to Panentheism (University of Notre Dame Press 2020). His upcoming third monograph will concentrate on the contemporary Aristotelian-Thomistic view of theistic evolution (Cambridge University Press, 2023).
3/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Aquinas’s ‘First Way’ Argument: In What Way Does it Prove God’s Existence? | Prof. Gregory Doolan

This talk was given at the United State Military Academy at West Point on February 7th, 2023. For more information please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Gregory T. Doolan received his B.A. in political theory from Georgetown University in 1993 and his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 2003. He taught philosophy at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. from 2004–05 and joined the faculty of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in 2005. Dr. Doolan’s research interest is in the area of Aquinas’s metaphysics; in recent years, his focus has been on Aquinas’s account of the Aristotelian categories of being. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Doolan currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children.
3/24/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited w/ Mary Eberstadt (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Mary Eberstadt about her latest book, "Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited" Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited w/ Mary Eberstadt and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. To read more about Mary Eberstadt, please visit her website at https://maryeberstadt.com/
3/23/202340 minutes, 50 seconds
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God, Creation, and the Act of Existence | Prof. Gaven Kerr

This talk was given on February 6th, 2023 at Oxford University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Gaven Kerr is a third-order Dominican and philosophy professor at St. Patrick's Pontifical University. He is the author of numerous academic papers and two books on Aquinas' metaphysics. He is also a father and MMA fighter.
3/22/202357 minutes, 39 seconds
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Can a Catholic Be a Classical Liberal? | Prof. Erik Dempsey

The handout for this lecture may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/5f2ebxm5 This lecture was given on February 2, 2023, at the University of Kansas. For more information about upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Erik Dempsey (PhD, Boston College) is the Assistant Director of University of Texas at Austin's Thomas Jefferson for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas. He completed his doctorate at Boston College in June 2007. He is interested in understanding human virtue, and the proper place of politics in a well-lived human life, the different ways in which human virtue is understood in different political situations, and the ways in which human virtue may transcend any political situation. His dissertation looks at Aristotle's treatment of prudence in the Nicomachean Ethics, and Aristotle's suggestion that virtue should be understood as an end in itself. He is adding a discussion of Thomas's discussion on Aristotle in order to prepare the dissertation as a book. He teaches many classes for the Thomas Jefferson Center, including, Jerusalem and Athens (on the ethical and political teaching of the Bible and Aristotle); Theoretical Foundations of Modern Politics; The Bible and Its Interpreters; The Question of Relativism; Ancient Philosophy and Literature; and American Political Thought.
3/20/202355 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fire in the Head: Paganism in Irish Christianity | Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P.

The handout for the lecture may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/3fd6hsvh This lecture was given on January 26, 2023, at Trinity College Dublin. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Conor McDonough, O.P., is a Dominican friar from Galway. He studied science and theology at the University of Cambridge and taught theology at secondary school before joining the Order of Preachers in 2009. He was ordained a priest in 2016 and undertook further studies in theology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), focusing on the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin. He is currently based in Dublin where he teaches theology to the students at the Dominican House of Studies in Dublin.
3/17/202338 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Problem of Evil, Dystopia, and Dostoevsky's ‘The Brothers Karamazov' | Prof. Stephen Meredith

The speaker's handout may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mry498c9 This lecture was given on February 15, 2023, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Stephen Meredith is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Departments of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Neurology. He is also an associate faculty member in the University of Chicago Divinity School. He has published more than 100 journal articles, focusing on the biophysics of protein structure. Much of his work has been the application of solution and solid-state NMR to the study of amyloid proteins associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. He has also published articles on literature and philosophy in diverse aspects of medical humanities and bioethics. His teaching includes courses to graduate students in biochemistry and biophysics, medical students, and undergraduates and graduate students in the humanities, including courses on James Joyce’s Ulysses, St. Thomas Aquinas, Augustine, Dostoevsky (focusing on Brothers Karamazov), Thomas Mann and David Foster Wallace. He is currently working on a book examining disease and the theological problem of evil. Other current writing projects include a study of James Joyce and the problem of evil.
3/16/202357 minutes, 24 seconds
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Neuroscience and Human Freedom | Prof. James Madden

This lecture was given on February 2, 2023, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: James Madden is Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. He lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife (Jennifer) and their six children; William, Martha, J. Patrick, Brendan, Jack, and Cormac. He is originally from Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and did his graduate work at Kent State (MA, 1998) and Purdue (Ph.D., 2002). He was awarded the Benedictine College Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2006.
3/15/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wrath and Love: Do the Old and New Testaments Have the Same God? | Prof. Paul Gondreau

This lecture was given on January 31, 2023, at Yale University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Paul Gondreau earned his doctorate in sacred theology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, writing under the renowned Thomist scholar Rev. Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P. He is professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he teaches/has taught courses on marriage, Christology, the theology of Thomas Aquinas, the Church, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, and the Catholic thought of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has a published manuscript on Christ's human passions in the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas and has published numerous essays in the area of Thomistic Christology, Thomistic anthropology, a Thomistic account of human sexuality, and a Thomistic theology of disability. He is associate editor of the theological journal Nova et Vetera, and has served as a consultant to the USCCB's committee on marriage and family.
3/14/202345 minutes, 41 seconds
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Humanity's Original State | Prof. Reinhard Hütter

This lecture was given on January 27, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., for the annual Aquinas Lecture in honor of St. Thomas Aquinas. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Reinhard Huetter is Ordinary Professor of Fundamental Theology at the School of Theology and Religious Studies of The Catholic University. Professor Huetter is a native of Lichtenfels, Germany. He received his Dr. theol. (summa cum laude) in 1990, and his Habilitation in 1995, both from the University of Erlangen. He taught for nine years theological ethics and systematic theology at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and for seventeen years systematic theology at Duke University Divinity School. In 2004, he and his wife entered into the full communion of the Catholic Church. His teaching and research focuses on fundamental theological questions of the relationship between faith and reason, nature and grace, revelation and faith, theology and philosophy, dogma and history, on questions of theological anthropology (grace and freedom), and the theology and epistemology of faith. He has an abiding interest in the thought of Thomas Aquinas and has, in more recent years, developed also an intense interest in the thought of John Henry Newman. Huetter is the author of numerous books, most recently Dust Bound for Heaven: Explorations in the Theology of Thomas Aquinas (2012) and Divine Happiness: Aquinas on the Journey to Beatitude, the Ultimate Human End (forthcoming 2018) and has contributed numerous chapters to handbooks and edited collections. He is presently working on a theological commentary on Psalm 119, a small book on John Henry Newman, and a theological treatise on Doctrine: Its Nature and Development.
3/13/202359 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Spousal Meaning of the Body and Chastity in Christian States of Life | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.

This talk was given on January 28, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Theology of the Body." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
3/10/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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Does Tradition 'Develop' Over Time? w/ Prof. Lewis Ayres (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Lewis Ayres about his latest Thomistic Institute, "Does Tradition Live? Do Doctrines 'Develop'?" Does Tradition 'Develop' Over Time? w/ Prof. Lewis Ayres and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/does-tradition-live-do-doctrines-develop-prof-lewis-ayres For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Lewis Ayres is Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He specializes in the study of early Christian theology, especially the history of Trinitarian theology and early Christian exegesis. He is also deeply interested in the relationship between the shape of early Christian modes of discourse and reflection and the manner in which renewals of Catholic theology during the last hundred years have attempted to engage forms of modern historical consciousness and sought to negotiate the shape of appropriate scriptural interpretation in modernity, even as they remain faithful to the practices of classical Catholic discourse and contemplation. His publications include Augustine and the Trinity (2010) and Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Trinitarian Theology (2004). He is co-editor of the Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature (2004) and of the Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology (forthcoming). Professor Ayres has co-edited the Blackwell Challenges in Contemporary Theology series (since 1997), the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity series (since 2007), and has just co-founded with Fortress Press the Renewal: Conversations in Catholic Theology series. He serves on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, the Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Augustinian Studies. He has also served on the board of the North American Patristics Society.
3/9/202341 minutes, 3 seconds
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Theology of the Body vs. Gender Ideology | Prof. John Grabowski

The speaker's powerpoint slides may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4m7fr7ws This lecture was given on January 28, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Theology of the Body." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org About the speaker: A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Grabowski earned his B.A. in theology at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last thirty years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology/ Ethics. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009 where they served as a member couple. He has served two terms as a theological advisor to the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth and one term as an advisor to the subcommittee which produced the Pastoral Letter Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (2009). In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert (adiutor) at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. Dr. Grabowski has published widely in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality, and bioethics. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, The Heythrop Journal, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly as well as more popular publications such as America, Commonweal, The Living Light, and Our Sunday Visitor. His books include Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics (CUA Press, 2003), Transformed in Christ: Essays on the Renewal of Moral Theology (Sapientia Press, 2017), One Body: A Program of Marriage Formation for the New Evangelization with Claire Grabowski (Emmaus Road Press, 2018), A Catechism for Family Life with Sarah Bartel (CUA Press, 2018), and Raising Catholic Kids for Their Vocations with Claire Grabowski (TAN, 2019). Dr. Grabowski has lectured and presented at conferences across the United States. He and his wife Claire are regular guests on Greg and Lisa Popcak’s radio show More 2 Life on EWTN. They have five children, six grandchildren, and reside in the Archdiocese of Washington.
3/8/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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Theology of the Body: An Overview | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.

This lecture was given on January 28, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Theology of the Body." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
3/7/202353 minutes, 52 seconds
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Theology of the Body: Sources, Context & Genre | Prof. John Grabowski

The speaker's powerpoint slides may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/2mwjyaup This lecture was given on January 27, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Theology of the Body." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org About the speaker: A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Grabowski earned his B.A. in theology at the University of Steubenville and his Ph.D. at Marquette University. For the last thirty years he has been on the faculty of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology/ Ethics. He and his wife were appointed to the Pontifical Council for the Family by Pope Benedict XVI in the fall of 2009 where they served as a member couple. He has served two terms as a theological advisor to the U.S.C.C.B. Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family, and Youth and one term as an advisor to the subcommittee which produced the Pastoral Letter Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan (2009). In 2015 he was appointed by Pope Francis to serve as an expert (adiutor) at the Synod of Bishops on the Family. Dr. Grabowski has published widely in the areas of moral theology, marriage, sexuality, and bioethics. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals as Nova et Vetera, The Thomist, The Heythrop Journal, and the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly as well as more popular publications such as America, Commonweal, The Living Light, and Our Sunday Visitor. His books include Sex and Virtue: An Introduction to Sexual Ethics (CUA Press, 2003), Transformed in Christ: Essays on the Renewal of Moral Theology (Sapientia Press, 2017), One Body: A Program of Marriage Formation for the New Evangelization with Claire Grabowski (Emmaus Road Press, 2018), A Catechism for Family Life with Sarah Bartel (CUA Press, 2018), and Raising Catholic Kids for Their Vocations with Claire Grabowski (TAN, 2019). Dr. Grabowski has lectured and presented at conferences across the United States. He and his wife Claire are regular guests on Greg and Lisa Popcak’s radio show More 2 Life on EWTN. They have five children, six grandchildren, and reside in the Archdiocese of Washington.
3/6/202358 minutes, 23 seconds
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Literature, St. Thomas, and the Sacraments | Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 7th, 2022, at Harvard University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Trudel received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2000, and after receiving the post-doctoral License in Mediaeval Studies in 2002, he served as a Junior Fellow at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies until 2006. He has taught courses in English Literature at the University of Toronto, Providence College, and Aquinas College (Nashville, TN). His academic interests are in editing medieval Latin and vernacular texts.
3/3/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 3 seconds
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Death, Resurrection, and Transformation in Christ | Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 3, 2022, at the Thomistic Institute's West Coast Intellectual Retreat entitled, "The Eschaton: An Intellectual Retreat on the End of the World." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Jordan Schmidt was born in Fargo, ND, and attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN for his undergraduate studies. After entering the Order of Preachers, he came to Washington DC to study theology, graduating from the PFIC in 2009 with an STB/MDiv in theology, and from CUA in 2012 with an STL in biblical theology. Upon his ordination to the priesthood, he was appointed associate pastor of St Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT where he served until 2013. Fr. Jordan next returned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC to pursue doctoral studies at CUA. Since earning his PhD in biblical studies in 2018, he has been teaching various courses in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.
3/2/20231 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Raised to Life: St. Thomas on the Resurrection of the Dead | Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.

This talk was given on December 3, 2022, at St. Albert's Priory in Oakland, California. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Bryan Kromholtz is a Dominican and professor of theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in California. He did his STD/PhD of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
3/1/202339 minutes, 42 seconds
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Destruction and Transformation of the Cosmos in the Book of Revelation | Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 2, 2022, at the Thomistic Institute's West Coast Intellectual Retreat entitled, "The Eschaton: An Intellectual Retreat on the End of the World." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Jordan Schmidt was born in Fargo, ND, and attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN for his undergraduate studies. After entering the Order of Preachers, he came to Washington DC to study theology, graduating from the PFIC in 2009 with an STB/MDiv in theology, and from CUA in 2012 with an STL in biblical theology. Upon his ordination to the priesthood, he was appointed associate pastor of St Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT where he served until 2013. Fr. Jordan next returned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC to pursue doctoral studies at CUA. Since earning his PhD in biblical studies in 2018, he has been teaching various courses in Sacred Scripture at the PFIC.
2/28/202354 minutes, 49 seconds
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True Sacrifice: What We Do in the Mass | Prof. Bruce Marshall

Prof. Marshall's handout can be found here: tinyurl.com/bdh86t7v This lecture was given on January 14, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "The Mystery of the Liturgy." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. Bruce Marshall is the Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at Southern Methodist University. He holds a masters from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate from Yale University. His teaching interests include medieval and reformation theology and systematic theology. His research interests include doctrine of the Trinity, christology, philosophical issues in theology, sacramental theology, and Judaism and Christian theology.
2/27/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Who Do You Say That I Am? Liturgy and the Meaning of Life | Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.

Fr. Smith's handout can be found here: tinyurl.com/3knfh8y5 This lecture was given on January 14, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "The Mystery of the Liturgy." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P. was born in California and raised in Indiana. He discerned a vocation to the Dominicans while studying music and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and joined the St. Joseph Province of the Order of Preachers in 2008. After the novitiate in Cincinnati and philosophy and theology studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Fr. Innocent was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 by Archbishop Charles Brown. Fr. Innocent’s teaching and research interests include homiletics, liturgy, sacramental theology, ecclesiology, and sacred music. His S.T.L. thesis, “In Collecta Dicitur: The Oration as a Theological Authority for Thomas Aquinas,” explored the importance of the liturgy as a source for scholastic theology. His doctoral dissertation, “Doers of the Word: Bible Missals and the Celebration of the Dominican Liturgy,” focused on medieval manuscripts of the Bible that also contain liturgical texts for the celebration of Mass. Fr. Innocent examined manuscripts at libraries and museums throughout Europe and North America that form an important but previously understudied body of evidence for understanding the liturgical reception of the Bible and the development of the liturgy in the Middle Ages. In addition to publishing popular and scholarly articles related to theology, liturgy, and music, Fr. Innocent has edited chant books that make the musical and liturgical tradition of the Dominican Order available for use in the contemporary liturgy.
2/24/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will? w/ Prof. James Madden (Off-Campus Conversations)

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. James Madden about his latest Thomistic Institute, "Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will?" Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will? w/ Dr. James Madden and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/does-neuroscience-disprove-free-will-prof-james-madden For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. James Madden is Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. He lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife (Jennifer) and their six children; William, Martha, J. Patrick, Brendan, Jack, and Cormac. He is originally from Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and did his graduate work at Kent State (MA, 1998) and Purdue (Ph.D., 2002). He was awarded the Benedictine College Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2006. In addition to usual general education courses in philosophy (Logic, Principles of Nature, Ethics, and Philosophical Psychology), Dr. Madden typically teaches courses in modern philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion.
2/23/202340 minutes, 44 seconds
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Meeting Christ in the Mass | Prof. Bruce Marshall

Prof. Marshall's handout can be found here: tinyurl.com/ye2yupz7 This talk was given on January 14, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "The Mystery of the Liturgy." For more information, please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. Bruce Marshall is the Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine at Southern Methodist University. He holds a masters from Yale Divinity School and a doctorate from Yale University. His teaching interests include medieval and reformation theology and systematic theology. His research interests include doctrine of the Trinity, christology, philosophical issues in theology, sacramental theology, and Judaism and Christian theology.
2/22/202352 minutes, 52 seconds
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Let Us Pray: Naming God and Our Needs in the Prayers of the Mass | Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P.

Fr. Smith's handout can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/4zwb74vr This talk was given on January 13, 2023, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of "The Mystery of the Liturgy." For more information, please visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Innocent Smith, O.P. was born in California and raised in Indiana. He discerned a vocation to the Dominicans while studying music and philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, and joined the St. Joseph Province of the Order of Preachers in 2008. After the novitiate in Cincinnati and philosophy and theology studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Fr. Innocent was ordained to the priesthood in 2015 by Archbishop Charles Brown. Fr. Innocent’s teaching and research interests include homiletics, liturgy, sacramental theology, ecclesiology, and sacred music. His S.T.L. thesis, “In Collecta Dicitur: The Oration as a Theological Authority for Thomas Aquinas,” explored the importance of the liturgy as a source for scholastic theology. His doctoral dissertation, “Doers of the Word: Bible Missals and the Celebration of the Dominican Liturgy,” focused on medieval manuscripts of the Bible that also contain liturgical texts for the celebration of Mass. Fr. Innocent examined manuscripts at libraries and museums throughout Europe and North America that form an important but previously understudied body of evidence for understanding the liturgical reception of the Bible and the development of the liturgy in the Middle Ages. In addition to publishing popular and scholarly articles related to theology, liturgy, and music, Fr. Innocent has edited chant books that make the musical and liturgical tradition of the Dominican Order available for use in the contemporary liturgy.
2/21/202359 minutes, 38 seconds
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Edith Stein and the Gestalt of the Feminine Soul | Prof. Catherine Pakaluk

This talk was given on January 12, 2023, at John Hopkins University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Catherine Ruth Pakaluk is an Associate Professor of Social Research and Economic Thought and the head of the Social Research academic area at the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. She is the author of several influential articles and was the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.” Dr. Pakaluk is the Founder and Director of the new American Fertility Project based at Catholic University, and is the author of a forthcoming book on liberty and Catholic social thought. Pakaluk earned her doctorate in economics in 2010 at Harvard University under the 2016 Nobel-laureate Oliver Hart, and is a widely-admired writer and sought-after speaker on matters of culture, gender, social science, the vocation of women, and the work of Edith Stein. She lives in Maryland with her husband Michael and eight children.
2/20/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Do You Believe in Miracles?(And Can You Do So Reasonably?) | Prof. W. Matthews Grant

This lecture was given on October 20, 2022, at the University of North Texas. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: W. Matthews Grant is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas (MN), and Associate Editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His articles have focused on Aquinas and the Philosophy of God, particularly issues having to do with the divine nature and God’s relationship to human freedom. His new book Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account, draws resources from Aquinas and the scholastic tradition to explain how libertarian creaturely freedom can be reconciled with robust accounts of God’s providence, grace, and predestination.
2/17/202353 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Biblical Vision of Wisdom and the Spiritual Life | Fr. Jordan Schmidt, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 13, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church, Washington, D.C. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Jordan Schmidt was born in Fargo, ND, and attended St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN for his undergraduate studies. After entering the Order of Preachers, he came to Washington DC to study theology, graduating from the PFIC in 2009 with an STB/MDiv in theology, and from CUA in 2012 with an STL in biblical theology. Upon his ordination to the priesthood, he was appointed associate pastor of St Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT where he served until 2013. Fr. Jordan next returned to the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC to pursue doctoral studies at CUA. Since earning his PhD in biblical studies in 2018, he has been teaching various courses in Sacred Scripture at the PFIC.
2/16/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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Modern Science and the Catholic Faith | Prof. Chris Baglow

Prof. Baglow's slides can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/5fmmww36 This lecture was given on November 29, 2022, at North Carolina State University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Christopher T. Baglow is the director of the Science and Religion Initiative in the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as Professor of the Practice in the theology department. He is the author of the textbook Faith, Science, & Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge (2nd ed., Midwest Theological Forum, 2019) and his work has been featured by the Word on Fire Institute and in That Man is You, Crux, Notre Dame Magazine and Church Life Journal. He is a consultant for the USCCB Committee on Catechesis and Evangelization, and his thirty-two year career in Catholic education has spanned high school, undergraduate, graduate, and seminary teaching. Baglow earned a bachelor’s degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a master’s degree from the University of Dallas, and a doctorate from Duquesne University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Catholic Scientists.
2/15/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds
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Predestination and Human Freedom: A Catholic Approach | Prof. W. Matthews Grant

Prof. Grant's handout can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/6p6nzf7e This lecture was given at the University of South Carolina on November 10, 2022. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: W. Matthews Grant is Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy at University of St. Thomas (MN), and Associate Editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His articles have focused on Aquinas and the Philosophy of God, particularly issues having to do with the divine nature and God’s relationship to human freedom. His new book Free Will and God’s Universal Causality: The Dual Sources Account, draws resources from Aquinas and the scholastic tradition to explain how libertarian creaturely freedom can be reconciled with robust accounts of God’s providence, grace, and predestination.
2/14/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why the Roman Catholic Church? | Prof. Paige Hochschild

This lecture was given on November 15, 2022, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Paige Hochschild is a professor of historical and systematic theology at Mount St. Mary's University (MD), specializing in Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and the early Church. She also teaches philosophy courses at the Seminary at Mount St. Mary's. She has written a book on the place of memory in Augustine's theological anthropology, and publishes on the Church, education, tradition, 20th c. theological debates within the Church (Scripture, history; marriage).
2/13/20231 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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The Myth of Dante's Thomism? Reading Aquinas and Dante with the Dominicans | Prof. George Corbett

This talk was given on November 12th, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. George Corbett (University of St. Andrews) is Professor of Theology, and Director of Research at the School of Divinity. He has two principal areas of research and teaching: Theology and the Arts (with a focus on the theologian-poet Dante Alighieri) and Historical and Systematic Theology (with a focus on Aquinas’s theology and its influence, and on Catholic theology).
2/10/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Can Philosophy Prepare You for Death? w/ Sr. Elinor Gardner, O.P.

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Sr. Elinor Gardner about her latest Thomistic Institute, "So Death doth touch the Resurrection’: Death and Human Nature." Can Philosophy Prepare Us for Death? w/ Sr. Elinor Gardner, O.P. and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/so-death-doth-touch-the-resurrection-death-and-human-nature-sr-elinor-gardner-op/s-6yzNWufbIfe For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sister Elinor Gardner is a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Before arriving at University of Dallas, she taught at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her doctoral work (Boston College) was on the ethics of Thomas Aquinas ("St Thomas Aquinas on the Death Penalty").
2/9/202344 minutes, 49 seconds
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"So Death doth touch the Resurrection": Death and Human Nature | Sr. Elinor Gardner, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 17, 2022, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sister Elinor Gardner is a member of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. Before arriving at University of Dallas, she taught at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Her doctoral work (Boston College) was on the ethics of Thomas Aquinas ("St Thomas Aquinas on the Death Penalty").
2/8/202356 minutes, 27 seconds
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From Vices to Virtues to Gifts: Aquinas and Dante on Sanctification | Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 12, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Aquinas & Dante." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies) specializes in the intersection between theology and literature in the Middle Ages, and has lately commented on Dante's Purgatorio and the Middle English Pearl for various Thomistic Institute projects. He completed his Master's degree in English Literature at the University of Toronto, his doctoral work in English Literature at the University of Oxford, and he received a postdoctoral License in Mediaeval Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor of Latin and Pastoral Studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He is also the Rome Director for the Thomistic Institute's semester abroad program.
2/8/202344 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Spiritual Geography of the Afterlife: Aquinas and Dante | Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 11, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Aquinas and Dante." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. Albert Trudel, O.P., specializes in the intersection between theology and literature in the Middle Ages, and has lately commented on Dante's Purgatorio and the Middle English Pearl for various Thomistic Institute projects. He completed his Master's degree in English Literature at the University of Toronto, his doctoral work in English Literature at the University of Oxford, and he received a postdoctoral License in Mediaeval Studies at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. He is an Assistant Professor of Latin and Pastoral Studies at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. He is also the Rome Director for the Thomistic Institute's semester abroad program.
2/7/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 56 seconds
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Passionate Intellects: Aquinas, Dante, and the Love of Wisdom | Prof. George Corbett

This lecture was given on November 11, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. George Corbett (University of St. Andrews) is Professor of Theology, and Director of Research at the School of Divinity. He has two principal areas of research and teaching: Theology and the Arts (with a focus on the theologian-poet Dante Alighieri) and Historical and Systematic Theology (with a focus on Aquinas’s theology and its influence, and on Catholic theology).
2/7/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 22 seconds
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Does Tradition Live? Do Doctrines 'Develop'? | Prof. Lewis Ayres

This lecture was given on November 17, 2022, at Trinity College Dublin. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Lewis Ayres is Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology at Durham University in the United Kingdom. He specializes in the study of early Christian theology, especially the history of Trinitarian theology and early Christian exegesis. He is also deeply interested in the relationship between the shape of early Christian modes of discourse and reflection and the manner in which renewals of Catholic theology during the last hundred years have attempted to engage forms of modern historical consciousness and sought to negotiate the shape of appropriate scriptural interpretation in modernity, even as they remain faithful to the practices of classical Catholic discourse and contemplation. His publications include Augustine and the Trinity (2010) and Nicaea and Its Legacy: An Approach to Trinitarian Theology (2004). He is co-editor of the Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature (2004) and of the Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology (forthcoming). Professor Ayres has co-edited the Blackwell Challenges in Contemporary Theology series (since 1997), the Ashgate Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity series (since 2007), and has just co-founded with Fortress Press the Renewal: Conversations in Catholic Theology series. He serves on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, the Journal of Early Christian Studies, and Augustinian Studies. He has also served on the board of the North American Patristics Society.
2/3/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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Does Neuroscience Disprove Free Will? | Prof. James Madden

This lecture was given on November 10th, 2022, at the University of Rochester. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Prof. James Madden is Professor of Philosophy at Benedictine College. He lives in Atchison, Kansas with his wife (Jennifer) and their six children; William, Martha, J. Patrick, Brendan, Jack, and Cormac. He is originally from Wisconsin, where he received a B.A. from St. Norbert College, and did his graduate work at Kent State (MA, 1998) and Purdue (Ph.D., 2002). He was awarded the Benedictine College Distinguished Educator of the Year Award in 2006. In addition to usual general education courses in philosophy (Logic, Principles of Nature, Ethics, and Philosophical Psychology), Dr. Madden typically teaches courses in modern philosophy, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion.
2/2/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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Suffering and the Narrative of Redemption | Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P.

This lecture was given on November 9, 2022, at Hillsdale College. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Sr. Jane Dominic Laurel is a member of the St. Cecilia Congregation of Dominican Sisters of Nashville, Tennessee and currently serves as Associate Professor of Theology at Aquinas College in Nashville, TN. She received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy. She has been active in her religious community's teaching apostolate for over fifteen years and has assisted with the theological formation of the newest members of her religious congregation. In addition to contributing articles to a number of journals and magazines, including the Vatican newspaper (L'Osservatore Romano), The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly, and the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings, Sister has served as editor-in-chief of her Congregation's book, Praying as a Family (also available in Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic versions). With EWTN, she directed a television series of the same title. She has also served as the creator and founding Director of the University of Dallas Studies in Catholic Faith & Culture Program.
2/1/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 29 seconds
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It's My Right: What Are Natural Rights and What Rights Do We Have? | Prof. Joseph Trabbic

This lecture was given on November 9, 2022, at Regent University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Dr. Trabbic is associate professor of philosophy at Ave Maria University, where he has taught since 2006. He earned his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University in 2008. His areas of interest include Aquinas, continental philosophy, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. He has published his work in various academic journals, including Religious Studies, The Heythrop Journal, and New Blackfriars.
1/31/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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Love in Person—in the Trinity and in Our Souls | Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.

Fr. Ku's handout can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/2p88mf28 This lecture was given on November 9, 2022, at Trinity University. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., was born in Manhattan (1965) and grew up in Fairfax, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he worked at AT&T for five years before entering the Dominican Order in 1992. After serving for three years in St. Pius Parish in Providence, R.I., he completed his doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg in 2009. He now teaches at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., where he has also served as book review editor of The Thomist (the faculty’s journal), chaplain to commuter students, and chaplain to the Immaculate Conception Chapter of Third Order Dominicans, and assistant student master. He served as student master and subprior at St. Dominic Priory from 2015-2018, and is currently the subprior.
1/30/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Made for Another: John Paul II's Theology of the Body and Thomas Aquinas | Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P.

This lecture was given on December 5, 2022, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Arlington, Virginia. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Father Thomas Petri, O.P. is the President of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, where he also serves as an assistant professor of moral theology and pastoral studies. Ordained a priest in 2009, he holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from The Catholic University of America.
1/27/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is It Possible to Have Productive Conversations About Abortion? w/ Prof. Angela Knobel

Join Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. of Aquinas 101, Godsplaining, and Pints with Aquinas for an off-campus conversation with Dr. Angela Knobel about her latest Thomistic Institute, "The Philosophy of the Abortion Debate." The Philosophy of the Abortion Debate w/ Dr. Angela Knobel and Fr. Gregory Pine (Off-Campus Conversations) You can listen to the original lecture here: https://soundcloud.com/thomisticinstitute/the-philosophy-of-the-abortion-debate-prof-angela-knobel For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Angela Knobel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dallas. She received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. From 2004 to 2020, she taught philosophy at her alma mater, the Catholic University of America. Her work focuses primarily on Aquinas’ theory of infused virtue, virtue ethics and applied ethics. Her book Aquinas and the Infused Moral Virtues is forthcoming from the University of Notre Dame Press.
1/26/202341 minutes, 36 seconds
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May Life-Sustaining Treatment Be Withheld or Withdrawn? | Prof. Gina Noia

This lecture was given on December 2, 2022, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Gina Maria Noia is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Resident Bioethicist at Belmont Abbey College. She received her Ph.D. in Theology and Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. She has served as a clinical ethicist for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL and St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis, MO, and she is published in Christian Bioethics and the Journal of Moral Theology. She and her husband, Justin, love spending time with their vivacious one-year-old boy.
1/25/202342 minutes, 29 seconds
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Reason, Grace, and Law: Suarez and Hobbes on Coercion, Church, and State | Prof. Thomas Pink

This lecture was given on October 27, 2022, at Harvard University. For more information, visit thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Professor Thomas Pink read history and philosophy at Cambridge, where he also received his PhD. After working for four years in London and New York for a City merchant bank, he returned to philosophy in 1990 as a Research Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. He then lectured at Sheffield University prior to moving to King's in 1996. Professor Pink’s main interests are in ethics, philosophy of mind and action, philosophy of law, and in medieval and early modern philosophy. He is currently writing on the free will problem - his Free Will: A Very Short Introduction is published by Oxford University Press in June 2004. He is also working on the nature of moral normativity. Forthcoming on this topic, also from Oxford University Press, is his two volume The Ethics of Action. He is an editor of London Studies in the History of Philosophy, and is also editing The Questions Concerning Liberty, Necessity and Chance, containing the Hobbes-Bramhall controversy on free will, for the Clarendon Edition of the works of Hobbes.
1/24/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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Justice and the Common Good According to St. Thomas Aquinas | Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P.

This talk was given on November 8, 2022, at the University of Virginia. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: A native of Louisiana, Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P. entered the Province of St. Joseph in 2005. After several years of pastoral work in New York City, Fr. Guilbeau began doctoral studies in moral theology at the University of Fribourg, where he completed a dissertation in moral theology. His topic was Charles De Koninck’s doctrine of the common good. In addition to his teaching, Fr. Guilbeau is prior of the Dominican House of Studies.
1/23/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classical and Christian Perspectives on Love and Friendship | Prof. Joshua Hochschild

This talk was given on October 28, 2022, at the Thomistic Institute Chapter in New York City. For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at www.thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Joshua Hochschild is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he also served six years as the inaugural Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. His primary research is in medieval logic, metaphysics, and ethics, with broad interest in liberal education and the continuing relevance of the Catholic intellectual tradition. He is the author of The Semantics of Analogy: Rereading Cajetan’s De Nominum Analogia (2010), translator of Claude Panaccio’s Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham (2017), and co-author of A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction (2017). His writing has appeared in First Things, Commonweal, Modern Age and the Wall Street Journal. For 2020-21 he served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.
1/20/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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Joyful Resistance | Dr. R.J. Snell

This talk was given on December 4, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Avoiding Acedia." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: R.J. Snell is Editor-in-Chief of Public Discourse and Director of Academic Programs at the Witherspoon Institute. Previously, he was for many years Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Program at Eastern University and the Templeton Honors College, where he founded and directed the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. He earned his M.A. in philosophy at Boston College, and his Ph.D. in philosophy at Marquette University. His research interests include the liberal arts, ethics, natural law theory, Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the work of Bernard Lonergan, SJ. Snell is the author of Through a Glass Darkly: Bernard Lonergan and Richard Rorty on Knowing without a God’s-eye View (Marquette, 2006), Authentic Cosmopolitanism (with Steve Cone, Pickwick, 2013), The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (Pickwick, 2014), Acedia and Its Discontents (Angelico, 2015), and co-editor of Subjectivity: Ancient and Modern (Lexington, 2016) and Nature: Ancient and Modern (Lexington), as well as articles, chapters, and essays in a variety of scholarly and popular venues. He and his family reside in the Princeton area.
1/19/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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Acedia II: Human Sorrow, Divine Mercy: An Exploration in Catholic Art | Prof. Thomas Hibbs

Prof. Hibbs' slides can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/5xnw4dv8 This talk was given on December 3, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Avoiding Acedia." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Thomas Hibbs is currently President of the University of Dallas, his alma mater. With degrees from the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame, Hibbs taught at Boston College (BC) for 13 years, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy. At BC, he also served on the Steering Committee for BC's Initiative for the Future of the Church and on the Sub-Committee on Catholic Sexual Teaching. For 16 years, Hibbs was Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. Hibbs has written scholarly books on Aquinas, including Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, and a book on popular culture entitled Shows About Nothing. Hibbs has recently published scholarly articles on MacIntyre and Aquinas (Review of Politics), on Anselm (Anselm Studies), and on Pascal (International Philosophical Quarterly). He also has written on film, culture, books and higher education in Books and Culture, Christianity Today, First Things, New Atlantis, The Dallas Morning News, The National Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, for which his latest piece is a study of the ethical implications of the films of the Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski.
1/18/202358 minutes, 4 seconds
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Acedia I: How Our Sorrows Determine the State of Our Souls | Prof. Thomas Hibbs

This talk was given on December 3, 2022, at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., as part of the intellectual retreat entitled, "Avoiding Acedia." For more information on upcoming events, please visit our website at thomisticinstitute.org. About the speaker: Thomas Hibbs is currently President of the University of Dallas, his alma mater. With degrees from the University of Dallas and the University of Notre Dame, Hibbs taught at Boston College (BC) for 13 years, where he was full professor and department chair in philosophy. At BC, he also served on the Steering Committee for BC's Initiative for the Future of the Church and on the Sub-Committee on Catholic Sexual Teaching. For 16 years, Hibbs was Distinguished Professor of Ethics & Culture and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. Hibbs has written scholarly books on Aquinas, including Dialectic and Narrative in Aquinas: An Interpretation of the Summa Contra Gentil