Thomas Instituut te Utrecht (Tilburg University)


Preparations well underway congress 2015

From 16-19 december 2015, the Thomas Instituut will stage its Vth International Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Its theme, succeeding the IVth Conference on the theological virtues, will be: “The Virtuous Life, Thomas Aquinas on the theological nature of moral virtues.” Participants from all over the world will discuss the relationship in Aquinas between the acquired and the infused moral virtues.
Keynote lectures will be delivered by David Decosimo (Loyola College, Maryland, then Boston University), William Mattison (Catholic University of Washington), Angela McKay Knobel (Catholic University of Washington), and Andrew Pinsent (Oxford 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!

Published: 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 published. See here.