Christian theologians have baptized Platonic intellectual intuition by applying it to the biblical texts that describe an encounter with God as a kind of seeing. Thomas Aquinas summed up this tradition when he wrote: “the highest and perfect happiness of intellectual nature consists in the vision of God.”
The Thursday, Nov. 14, panel discussion is free and all are welcome.
During the civil war in El Salvador, Romero was a light for the poor and disenfranchised, “A Voice for the Voiceless.” He was killed by an assassin’s bullet while celebrating Mass in the small hospital chapel where he lived.
One of the speakers is well-known to the St. Thomas community. Dr. Bruce Kramer has ALS and is former dean of the College of Education, Leadership and Counseling.
Gavrilyuk, successor to Thomas Sullivan, discusses his role as a university collaborator and bridge-builder, and his journey from a solid-state physics student in Moscow to an internationally respected theologian at St. Thomas.
The four professors will discuss their recent visit to Al Mustafa University for a Muslim-Christian dialogue conference.
Barbour, who will attend the event, is one of the best-known figures in the interdisciplinary study of science and religion.
This year’s festival features five events that will be held in April.
He writes about Sunday Scripture reading for America’s The Word column.
Dr. Susan Huber, executive vice president and chief academic officer, announces the faculty members who have been granted tenure or tenure with promotion.
Four faculty members … Don Briel, Charles Reid, Father Andrew Cozzens and Massimo Faggioli … have been busy these days.
Each of the scholarly journals edited or published in the College of Arts and Sciences provides new information and exciting opportunities to the faculty who work on them.
Discussing a particular theological question is like pulling that piece of thread coming out of your sweater. The more you pull, the more you see how connected the piece of thread is to the whole of the sweater.
For the past three summers, graduate students and beginning professors of philosophy and theology have traveled from around the world to attend the St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theory.
A reception for the longtime St. Thomas faculty member will be held Monday, Nov. 12. One of his best-known compositions is “On Eagles’ Wings.”
The Bunch is a group of St. Thomas staff and faculty who gather a few times throughout the year for lunch and socializing with other St. Thomas employees, while learning something new each time with exciting speakers and topics.
Burns, of Boston College, is a former member of St. Thomas’ graduate psychology department.
Bishop Charles Morerod of Switzerland will give the first “Hot Topics: Cool Talk” lecture of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Lapsley, who fought apartheid and was badly injured in an assassination attempt, and who later assisted with South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will give the Havel Symposium lecture Oct. 9 on the challenges of citizenship.
The program is co-sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, the Justice and Peace Studies Program and the St. Paul Interfaith Network.