2016 Aquinas Lecture - Life, Language and Christ: A Thomistic Approach

Hosted By:   Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

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Public lecture by: Olivier-Thomas Venard, OP,
Vice Director, École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, Professor of New Testament. RSVP "Yes" if you wish to attend in person at DSPT. You can also paricipate by watching via Livestream. Please spread the word!

This lecture will explore the analogies between our “life in Christ” and our life “with language”. The inescapability of language is usually either over-deplored or over-celebrated by thinkers and poets of our time. Aquinas deals with this linguistic conditioning of creaturely knowledge for several reasons. Olivier-Thomas’ thesis is that he experiences a deep analogy, even a participation, between Christ and language, already at work in the New Testament. Aquinas thematises that analogy only partly, but it is our task as theologians to deploy it if we are to maintain the ideal of realism.

Image: The Vision of St. Thomas Aquinas, Santi de Tito, 1593

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Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 PM (PST)


Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

2301 Vine Street
Berkeley, CA 94708

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Charlie Brown 01/19/16

Will be listening Livestream. A meaningful subject for our times.


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