35th Annual Aquinas Lecture: Thomas Aquinas After Vatican II

Event Date: 
January 28, 2018

Following Pope John XXIII's directive about ressourcement and aggiomento, the
Second Vatican Council displayed a traditional concern and a pastoral concern.
It incorporated many elements found in the Bible, church doctors, the social
doctrine of the Church, and 20th-century thinking. However, did the Catholic
bishops, at that council, disregard the doctrines of Aquinas?

This lecture will briefly characterize
the situation of Catholic theology after Vatican II. It will describe two
diametrically opposed stances, namely, classicism and relativism, and will say
why both of them must be rejected. It will highlight the necessity of adopting
an empirical, and consequently, pluralist, notion of culture. It will also
underline the importance of religious experience for both Thomas Aquinas and
Bernard Lonergan, a distinguished 20th-century Thomist. Lastly, it will
highlight a few conditions for a fruitful dialogue between Thomists and

The lecture will be presented by Louis Roy, O.P., Professor
of theology at Dominican University College in Ottawa, Ontario.




Speakers and presentations
Event time: 
3 - 5 p.m.
Event Place: 
St. Francis Xavier College Church Ballroom, 3628 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis
Event Information: 
call (314)-256-8800
Event Address: 
3628 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108