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Being, Nature, Grace: Clashing Visions in Milbank and Aquinas

Thu, Feb 28 at 4:00pm
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture
1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Paul DeHartVanderbilt Divinity School

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Free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Theology Club of the University of Chicago Divinity School. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact us at 773-955-5887 or by email.

Drawing from a chapter taken from a book in draft, in this talk DeHart will critically evaluate John Milbank's understanding of the relationship between creation and divine grace and offer an alternative, sourced in Aquinas, that he considers more adequate.


Paul DeHart is Professor of Theology at the Vanderbilt Divinity School. He holds an MA from Yale Divinity School and a PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School. His research interests center on the problem of God, especially the doctrine of the Trinity, and the dogmatic and philosophical issues involved in theorizing the relation of God to the created order. Prof. Dehart has published numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and is author of Aquinas and Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Inquiry and The Trial of the Witness: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology.