Outside Speaker Series: "Aquinas the Conservationist"
Fr. Steve Brock (Pontifical University of Santa Croce - Rome)
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
The title alludes to an article of the Summa theologiae on whether irrational creatures are fit to be loved with charity. There Thomas effectively steers between an extreme environmentalism and an extreme personalism. He can affirm both that irrational creatures have a worth that is independent of their usefulness to us, and that our dignity is incommensurably higher.