"The Virgin Mary as Model of the Church: From Vatican II to Thomas Aquinas"

Feb 27, 2013
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture
1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Thomas Joseph White, O.PPontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas

Co-sponsored by the History of Christianity Club

The Second Vatican Council insisted that the Virgin Mary is to be understood in light of the Church, and the Church is to be understood in light of the Virgin Mary. Why should the Church seek to recover today a greater emphasis on Marian devotion? How is the Virgin Mary a model of the faith and spiritual life of Christians? Thomas Aquinas provides the basis for a contemporary interpretation of the Council's Marian teachings.

Thomas Joseph White, OP is rector of the Angelicum, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He most recently served as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Fr. White is an expert in Thomistic metaphysics and Christology and is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2009), The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology (The Catholic University of America Press, 2015), Exodus (Brazos Press, 2016), and The Light of Christ: An Introduction to Catholicism (The Catholic University of America Press, 2017), His newest book, The Trinity: On the Nature and Mystery of the One God, is set to be published March of 2022 through the Catholic University of America Press.