Open Lecture by prof. Lawrence Feingold

We are proud to invite you to the next Open Lecture of the Thomistic Institute, which will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 7 p.m. and will conclude the series of this year’s meetings devoted to the relation between grace and nature. This time we will listen to the speech by prof. Lawrence Feingold, an outstanding American philosopher and theologian, who will give a talk Cajetan and the Mystery of the Supernatural, devoted to the natural desire to see God according to Cardinal Cajetan.

Cajetan (or Thomas de Vio, 1469–1534) was an Italian Dominican, prominent philosopher and theologian. He became famous among others due to his examination of Martin Luther which he carried in 1518 as an Apostolic legate, and to his public dispute with Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. He has remained one of the most renown and influential commentator of Aquinas’ works until today.

Lawrence Feingold is currently a professor of philosophy and theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary (Saint Louis). Initially, he was an art historian and sculptor, but after entering the Catholic Church in 1989 (he comes from the Jewish-Protestant family) he began studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical University of Holy Cross in Rome. Later he was a lecturer among others at Ave Maria University and Cardinal Glennon College. He specializes in the thought of Thomas Aquinas, relations between nature and grace, relations between the Church and Israel, Christian anthropology and Christology. He is an author of such books as The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion (Emmaus Academic 2018); The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas Aquinas and His Interpreters (Sapientia Press 2010); The Mystery of Israel and the Church (vols. 1–3, Miriam Press 2010).

The lecture will take place at the convent of Dominican Friars, Dominikanska Street 2, Warszawa. Admission free. The Open Lectures are co-organized by the Institute of Philosophy and Theology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

More information of this year’s series of the Open Lectures and audio from previous meetings may be found here (page in Polish).