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

Feb 27 2013 7pm
Swift Hall, 3rd Floor Lecture
1025 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Thomas Joseph White, O.P

Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

 

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.

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Thomas Joseph White, O.P. is Assistant 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 Modern Thomistic Natural Theology and editor of The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Anti-Christ or Wisdom of God?