Thomistic Institute USA Lectures

Here’s Where You’ll Find the TI in March:

3/2 Yale University
“Immaterial Beings: From Ghosts to Minds,” by Prof. Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)

3/3 University of Dallas
“The Name Yahweh and the God of the Old Testament,” by Prof. Gregory Vall (Notre Dame Seminary)

3/3 Aquinas Society of Cincinnati
“Jesus, the Giver of Beatitude,” by Fr. John Corbett, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/3 University of Toronto
“The Intellectual Life of the Mother of God,” by Dr. Zena Hitz (St. John’s College)

3/3 Brown University 
“Masters, Parasites, or Gardeners? Thomistic Reflections on Environmental Ethics,” by Prof. Therese Cory (University of Notre Dame)

3/5 Harvard University
“The Rise of Modern Atheism: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction,” by Prof. Anna Moreland (Villanova University)

3/5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“The Dark Night of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux,” by Prof. Carol Zaleski (Smith College)

3/5 University of Texas at Austin
“Peace, Justice and Res Publica: Augustine’s City of God XIX and XX,” by Prof. Mary Keys (University of Notre Dame)

3/6 Fordham University
“Faith, Natural Law, and the Common Good: Two Stories, a Basement, and a Mezzanine,” by Prof. J Budziszewski (University of Texas at Austin)

3/9 University of California, Berkeley
“Why We Need Leisure,” by Dr. Zena Hitz (St. John’s College)

3/9 University of York
“‘An Ebbing, Flowing Sea’: the Trinitarian Mystical Theology of Jan van Ruusbroec,” by Dr. Rik Van Nieuwenhove (Durham University)

3/10 Southern Methodist University
A lecture by Prof. Gladden Pappin (University of Dallas)

3/12 Trinity College Dublin
“Cooperation with Evil,” by Fr. Kevin Flannery, S.J. (Pontifical Gregorian University)

3/12 University of Oregon
“Why Leisure is Necessary for Human Beings,” by Dr. Zena Hitz (St. John’s College)

3/13 Harvard Medical School
“Social and Ethical Considerations of Gene Editing,” by Dr. William Hurlbut (Stanford University)

3/17 Louisiana State University
“Beauty and the Life Well-Lived,” by Prof. Jonathan Sanford (University of Dallas)

3/17 Aquinas Society of Cincinnati
“Jesus, the Model of Worship,” by Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

3/19 University of South Carolina
“Emotional Health and Cognitive Therapy with Augustine and the Stoics,” by Prof. Sarah Byers (Boston College)

3/23 University of Virginia
“What is Conscience?” by Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

3/23 College of William and Mary
“The Novelty of Transubstantiation: The Presence of Christ in the Eucharist,” by Fr. James Brent, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/23 Trinity University, San Antonio
“God and Quantum Physics,” by Prof. Robert Koons (University of Texas)

3/24 United States Naval Academy
“The Moral Use of Money and Socially Responsible Investing,” by Prof. Joseph Capizzi (The Catholic University of America)

3/23 Yale University 
“Divinization of the Human Person through Union with God,” by Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/25 Johns Hopkins University
“Why Would a Good God Allow Suffering? Making Sense of Patient Pain,” by Prof. Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina)

3/25 University of Oklahoma
“‘Image and Likeness’: Philosophical Foundations of Human Dignity,” by Prof. Raymond Hain (Providence College)

3/26 University of Maryland
“Christ: Myth or History?” by Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/26 University of Utah 
“The Search for Life Beyond Earth: What Would this Mean for Our Faith?” by Prof. Jonathan Lunine (Cornell University)

3/26 University of Toronto
“But Who Do You Say That I Am? Patristic Christology’s Answers,” by Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/26 North Carolina State
“Neuroscience and Free Will: What’s the Real Problem?” by Prof. James Madden (Benedictine College)

3/27 University of North Carolina, Charlotte
“Between Animal and Angel: Human Nature According to St. Thomas Aquinas,” by Prof. Jacob Wood (Franciscan University of Steubenville)

3/27-3/28 St. Albert’s Priory, Oakland, CA
“The Truth of Beauty: On Being and Aesthetics,” an intellectual retreat featuring Prof. John Haldane (Baylor University) Fr. Anselm Ramelow, O.P. (Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology), and Fr. Gregory Pine, O.P. (Thomistic Institute)

3/30 University of Kansas
“Is Beauty Objective? An Examination through Art, Architecture, and Music,” by Prof. Denis McNamara (Benedictine College)

3/31 University of Edinburgh
“Is the Human Person Naturally Religious?” by Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P. (Angelicum)

3/31 Queen’s University
A lecture by Fr. Thomas Petri, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)

3/31 University of Arizona
“Eros, Happiness, and Friendship: What Does Family Have to Do With Erotic Love, Friendship, and Heaven?” by Prof. Christopher Kaczor (Loyola Marymount University)

3/31 Rutgers University
“What is Truth?” by Prof. Timothy Pawl (University of St. Thomas)

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Some Recent Highlights

Click the images for links to the recordings

God Is Not Nice

Did Christ Die for Neanderthals?

Prof. Ulrich Lehner speaking at Baylor University
Fr. Simon Gaine, OP speaking at the Dominican House of Studies

What Is Medicine For?

True Friendship:
A Thomistic Guide

Prof. Farr Curlin, MD speaking at Harvard Medical School
Prof. John Cuddeback speaking at St. Charles Catholic Church in Arlington, VA

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