Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau Receives Ave Maria Dissertation Prize

October 18, 2017

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau, O.P., recently visited Ave Maria University in Florida to receive the 2016 Dissertation Prize from the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal:

Fr. Aquinas’ dissertation “Charles De Koninck’s Defense of the Primacy of the Common Good”, is essentially a commentary on the important work of Charles De Koninck written in defense of the common good as the highest kind of good.

Fr. Aquinas gave students and faculty a presentation on his dissertation research and summarized the question at stake as “Is the particular good subject to the common good or vice versa”. De Koninck gave a trenchant defense that the particular good is subject to the common good, and Fr. Aquinas, in turn, defends De Koninck’s account.

Fr. Aquinas shares this honor with two other friars of the Province of St. Joseph: Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P., who received the prize in 2010, and Fr. Dominic Langevin, O.P., who received it in 2013.

Congratulations, Fr. Aquinas!

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