This course aims to familiarize students with the key debates of twentieth-century theology which form the backdrop to the Second Vatican Council and still significantly influence its interpretation today. Particular attention will be given to the relation between nature and grace, as well as the relation between being and love, in light of a renewed interpretation of Thomas Aquinas. Authors studied include Blondel, de Lubac, Gilson, Ratzinger, and Congar.
Thomism, Ressourcement, and Vatican II
John Paul II, Fides et Ratio.
Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis.
Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologiae.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Culture
M.T.S. Program Advisor
Dr. Healy teaches and writes in the area of metaphysics, theological anthropology, and sacramental theology. Since 2002 he has served as an editor of the North American edition of Communio: International Catholic Review. He is a founding member of the Academy of Catholic Theology.Learn More