A book by John M. Meinert, The Love of God Poured Out: Grace and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in St. Thomas Aquinas (Emmaus 2018) has been published not long before. It concerns Aquinas’ approach to the relations between the gifts of the Holys Spirit and the action of grace, placing them within more general context of moral theology and Christian life (more information on the publisher’s website).
John M. Meinert is a theologian, an assistant professor at the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (Baton Rouge). In 2015 he defended (with distinction) his PhD thesis in moral theology at the Catholic University of America, devoted precisely to the issues of grace and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in Thomas Aquinas (the thesis that became a basis for this book is available at Academia.edu). He is an author of such papers as:
Alimentum Pacis: The Eucharist and Peace in St. Thomas Aquinas, “Nova et Vetera” no. 14/4 (2016), p. 1193-1212 (access to the full text after registration at the publisher’s website);
In Duobus Modis: Is Exemplar Causality Instrumental According to Aquinas?, “New Blackfriars” no. 95 (2014), p. 57-70 (free access only to the abstract).
Currently published book is another volume in Renewal within Tradition series, issued by Emmaus Academic and edited by Matthew Levering (Mundelein Seminary). The aim of the series is to renew contemporary theology in continuity with the Catholic tradition (basically this aim is coherent with the premises of the “Thomistic Ressourcement” movement). The following volumes have been published so far:
- Randall B. Smith, Reading the Sermons of Thomas Aquinas. A Beginners Guide (2016; longer excerpts are available at Google Books; a review of the book may be found at Thomistica.net);
Tracey Rowland, The Culture of the Incarnation: Essays in Catholic Theology (2017; longer excerpts are available at Google Books);
Janet E. Smith, Self-Gift: Essays on Humanae Vitae and the Thought of John Paul II (2018; longer excerpts are available at Google Books).