Aquinas: Creation, Truth, Goodness

Aquinas: Creation, Truth, Goodness

JPI 989
3 Credits

The course considers the idea of being as gift in light especially of the philosophy of St. Thomas. Reflecting on the discussion of this point among some contemporary authors, the course focuses on selected texts from Aquinas on the metaphysics of creation and the transcendentals (truth, goodness, beauty), against the background of John Paul II’s understanding of gift.

Selected Texts


David L. Schindler portrait

David L. Schindler

Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology
Dean Emeritus

Since 1982, Dr. Schindler has been editor-in-chief of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review. He has published articles in the areas of metaphysics, philosophical issues in bioscience and technology, gender, and the relation between theology/philosophy and American culture. Professor Schindler was appointed by Pope John Paul II as a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2002 to 2007.

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