D.C. Schindler to Deliver Aquinas Lecture
Published on January 07, 2022 in Institute News
Dr. D. C. Schindler has been invited to deliver the annual Aquinas Lecture by the University of Dallas Philosophy Department on January 28, 2022.
His lecture is entitled “God and the City: On Religion as a Res Publica.”
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Since 1982, the Philosophy Department has hosted an annual Aquinas Lecture. In the spirit of St. Thomas Aquinas himself, the goal of the lecture series is to develop contemporary Catholic thought in close dialogue with the tradition—above all, of course, with Aquinas’s own work. The speakers invited have covered a broad spectrum of Thomism, some attempting to defend traditional teachings against contemporary challenges, others endeavoring to develop Thomism in more of a give and take with current ideas. One important feature of the Aquinas Lecture has to do with the events surrounding it: the Aquinas Lecturer is usually invited to stay in Irving for a few days, teach a seminar on a text of his or her choice, share meals with faculty, and speak informally with students. This creates the opportunity for the community to engage in a genuine exchange, rather than just listening to an individual lecture. The Aquinas Lecture and most of the events associated with it are open to the general public.
Some of the past Aquinas Lecturers, and Aquinas Medal honorees, have been: Rev. Robert Spitzer, Robert P. George, William Desmond, John Milbank, Sr. Prudence Allen, Kenneth Schmitz, Ralph McInerny, Jean-Luc Marion, and Rev. Benedict Ashley.