Lumen Christi: Gilles Emery, April 27-28

The Lumen Christi Institute

Visiting Scholar, Spring 2011

Gilles Emery, OP

University of Fribourg

Gilles Emery was born and grew up in the Swiss Alps. He is professor of dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His publications include La Trinité créatrice; Trinity in Aquinas; Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays; The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas; and The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God, forthcoming June 2011.

The Dignity of Being a Substance

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 pm

Swift Hall, Common Room

Thomas Aquinas characterized the person as “what is most perfect” and “most worthy” in all of nature. What grounds the dignity of the human being as a person? While in our day a metaphysical approach to the question is undervalued, this lecture attempts to show the value of such an approach in terms of “substance” and “nature.”

A Carnal Love of Concepts or a Work of Mercy? The Intellectual Life and the Dominican Vocation

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm

Social Sciences 122

In the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), study has a central place as it is an integral part of the religious life itself. What is the aim of studying theology and other sciences within a Christian vocation?

A poster for the event is available here: Gilles Emery Lectures

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