Papers on St. Thomas in Recent Issues of Academic Journals

Recently a number of papers on St. Thomas have been published in both Polish and foreign academic journals. Here is a selection of them: „American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly”, vol. 93/1, Winter 2019: Julie Loveland Swanstrom (Augustana University), Creation as Efficient Causation in Aquinas (at the Purdue University webpage you may download a PhD thesis by this author, entitled The Metaphysics of Causation in the Creation Accounts of Avicenna and Aquinas); Randall G. Colton (Kenrick-Glennon Seminary), St. Thomas, Teaching, and the

The Catholic Academy of France on St. Thomas Aquinas

Some time ago the Catholic Academy of France (Académie Catholique de France) and the publishing house Parole et Silence have issued a book Actualité de saint Thomas d’Aquin, which is a result of the international symposium of the same name that took place in January 2018 (the list of papers and more information on the event may be found here). The Catholic Academy of France was founded in 2008, gathers over one hundred institutional and individual members, and its aim

New Thomistic Journal

As website noticed, a new scholarly journal devoted to the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas will be soon launched. It will be entitled the “European Journal for the Study of Thomas Aquinas” (the EJSTA), and will be available online in the open acess. It will be issued annually as a continuation of the “Jaarboek of the Thomas Instituut Utrecht” – a renown journal published since 1981 by the Tilburg University. The EJSTA is an initiative of three institutions: the

Thomistic Psychology

Catholic University of America Press has just published another book in the field of so called “Thomistic psychology”: The Human Person: A Beginner’s Thomistic Psychology by Steven J. Jensen (after clicking “Look inside” over the book cover you may find the table of contents and excerpt from the book; some parts are also available at Google Books). As the author notes in the introduction, Aquinas is sometimes called the angelic doctor because he wrote so much on the nature of

Thomas Aquinas and the Economy

Harvard University Press has just published a book by Mary Hirschfeld, Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (after clicking „Look inside” you may find a table of contents and an excerpt from the book). The author strives to overcome the gap between the economy and theology, by proposing a model of “theological economy” rooted in the Aquinas’s thought. The path forward came into focus when I was working on a paper on Aquinas’s account of private property. Unlike

Workshop for Graduate Students – “Aquinas and the Arabs”

The Graduate Student Chapter of the Aquinas and the Arabs International Working Group organizes 7th Annual Online International Graduate Student Workshop that will take place on 22nd-23rd March 2019. The workshop will concern mainly such issues as Thomas Aquinas’ thought and medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy. The event will take place mainly via Skype, so the graduate students from around the world are welcome. People willing to present a paper should send an abstract (250 words) by 1st February 2019, and a

Metaphysical Foundations of Love

The Catholic University of America Press has just published a book by Anthony T. Flood, The Metaphysical Foundations of Love. Aquinas on Participation, Unity, and Union. It is devoted to the issue of love in the writing by Thomas Aquinas. As the author notes: St. Thomas Aquinas identifies love as the source and summit of the life of each human being. Everything in the created realm issues forth from God’s creative love, and the ultimate end of all human persons

Thomistic Personalism in “Studia Gilsoniana”

The most recent issue of „Studia Gilsoniana” (nr 7/3, 2018) — a quarterly issued by International Étienne Gilson Society — comprises of papers by the members of the Society for Thomistic Personalism, devoted precisely to various aspects of so called thomistic personalism.  This notion has been derived from the paper by Karol Wojtyla, Personalizm tomistyczny, „Znak”, no. 83 (1961), p. 664-675. Apart from short discussion of Wojtyla’s article and presentation of this personalism in his later works (R. Mary Hayden

New Thomistic Millieu and Changes at

A new Thomistic undertaking has been most recently established, namely Sacra Doctrina Project. Its goal is to promote speculative and sapiential approach to theology, deeply rooted in the intellectual tradition of the Church, and especially in Aquinas’ thought. It has been founded by a group of young American theologians, supported by such renown Thomists as Thomas Joseph White, O.P., Reinhard Hütter or Steven Long. The members intend to issue a new theological journal (Lux Veritatis: A Journal of Speculative Theology),

New Issue of “American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly”

A new issue of the „American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly” (ACPQ) has recently been published. Two papers concern the philosophy of St. Thomas: Daniel Shields (Pontifical College Josephinum), Everything in Motion is Put in Motion by Another. A Principle in Aquinas’s First Way (this paper has won ACPQ’s 2017 Rising Scholar Essay Contest); Thomas DePauw (Benedictine College), The Principles of Distinction in Material Substances in the Philosophy of St. Thomas and St. Albert (a working version of the paper may be