In anticipation of the upcoming feast of Our Lady, and as part of the season of Our Lord’s birth, I present a translation of the question regarding the queenship of Mary, excerpted from the Mariologia of Merkelbach, for all those interested.
The following outlines an argument that I will develop in greater detail in a paper at the 41st American Maritain Association meeting. It concerns “the other debate” between Maritain and De Koninck. The year is 1934. At the University of Louvain,… Read More ›
Could there be a derivation of the material universe? Could we see our inferior world arise in our contemplation from its superior principles through a type of hierarchical comparison? The following “deduction” is an argument schema that Charles De Koninck employs… Read More ›
The following lecture was prepared for the students of Hillsdale College, MI, with the kind support of the Hillsdale Catholic Society. * * * Common Sense, Science, and the Pursuit of Wisdom John G. Brungardt Lecture for the Hillsdale Catholic… Read More ›
The following article will be forthcoming in a collection edited in Chile: Cognoscens in Actu est Ipsum Cognitum in Actu. If you would like a personal copy, please contact me. “St. Thomas and Modern Natural Science: Reconsidering Abstraction from Matter.” Forthcoming in… Read More ›
Cluny Media has recently reprinted the 1951 Sheed & Ward edition of John of St. Thomas’ The Gifts of the Holy Spirit, translated by Fr. Walter Farrell, O.P., with a new introduction by Fr. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., written especially for this reprint…. Read More ›
Recently, Sancrucencis has defended his claim, made in his excellent lecture on the nature of freedom, that Descartes is the source of the modern conception of freedom. The reason for this is that Descartes advanced in an exemplary fashion a… Read More ›