Dominican Friars at the American Catholic Philosophical Association Conference

October 2, 2014

From October 10-12, 2014, several Dominican friars will take part in the annual conference of the American Catholic Philosophical Association in Washington, DC. On October 10, Fr. James Brent, O.P. (Catholic University of America) will give a talk on epistemology (the study of how we come to know what we know) titled “Aquinas’s Three Replies to the Evidentialist Objection.” The same day, Br. Raymund Snyder, O.P.(Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception) will give a talk titled “Article or Preamble? A Reconsideration of Cardinal Cajetan’s Later Comments on the Rational Demonstrability of the Immortal Soul.” In addition, Br. James Dominic Rooney, O.P. (Aquinas Institute of Theology) will give a paper titled “Stumping Freedom: Toward an Adequate Model of Divine Influence on the Will.” On October 11, Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P. (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception) will speak about Aquinas’s scriptural exegesis in the context of a discussion of  “Averroes, Maimonides & Aquinas on the Interpretation of Scripture.” On October 12, Br. Innocent Smith, O.P. (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception) will present on the topic of “Doctrinal Preaching and the Summa theologiae,” examining the development of preaching tools compiled in the 16th century to assist with preaching based on the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas. For a full schedule of the conference talks, see the website of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. ✠ Image: Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P. at a Thomistic Circles lecture

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