Thomas Instituut te Utrecht (Tilburg University)


Succesful thesis defense Syds Wiersma

Wednesday, May 20th, Syds Wiersma succesfully defended his thesis on the writings of Raymundus Martini. The thesis is called "Pearls in a Dunghill. The Anti-Jewish Writings of Raymond Martin o,p. (ca. 1220-ca. 1285). Promotores of this thesis were Herwi Rikhof and Judith Frishman. Copromotor was Henk Schoot.
The defense of the thesis took place at the aula of Tilburg University in Tilburg, where many colleagues, family and friends were present. In the morning a symposium was held on Jews and Christians in Mediëval Christianity. Lectures were given by Anna Sapir Abulafia (Oxford), Herwi Rikhof (Tilburg) and Marcel Poorthuis (Tilburg), chaired by Judith Frishman (Leiden).
We congratulate all involved!

About to appear: Faith, Hope and Love. Thomas Aquinas on Living by the Theological Virtues

At Peeters Publishers the volume which presents many of the contributions to our IVth International Conference is about to appear. See here.

Call for Papers Vth International Conference on The Virtuous Life

From 16 - 19 December 2015 the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht (Tilburg University) will organize its fifth international conference on the subject: “The Virtuous Life, Thomas Aquinas on the theological nature of moral virtues.” At this conference, the Thomas Instituut will celebrate its 25th anniversary.

We welcome proposals for papers to be presented during parallel sessions.
Proposals can be submitted until 1 June 2015.