May 23: Bernard McGinn lecture on “The Making of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae”

“THE MAKING OF THOMAS AQUINAS’ SUMMA THEOLOGIAE,” by Bernard McGinn  

Wednesday, May 23, 4:30pm

Swift Hall, Third Floor Lecture Hall

The Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas stands among the finest expressions of the Catholic “understanding of faith” (intellectus fidei). Over a thousand commentaries have been written on it. A leading historian of Medieval Christian thought, Bernard McGinn will explore Thomas’s reason for writing the Summa and its principles, structure, and originality.

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School and the Committees on Medieval Studies and on General Studies at the University of Chicago. His current long-range project is a seven-volume history of Christian mysticism in the West under the general title The Presence of God, four volumes of which have appeared: The Origins of Mysticism; The Growth of Mysticism;The Flowering of Mysticism; and The Harvest of Mysticism in Medieval Germany.

Dan Yingst, May 18

Please join us for our next workshop Friday, May 18, from 12-1:30 in Wieboldt 207.

Dan Yingst, PhD student in the History of Christianity, will discuss his paper, “Evolve Involucra: Honorius’s Exegesis of Mary and the Song of Songs.” The paper is posted below, under password protection. Please email Jessica Andruss (andruss@uchicago.edu) to request the password.

Martin Schwarz, PhD student in Art History, will provide the response.

As always, refreshments will be served, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.

Jonathan Lyon, May 4

Please join us for our next workshop Friday, May 4, from 12-1:30 in Wieboldt 207.

Jonathan Lyon, Assistant Professor of History, will discuss his recent work on “The Tyrants of Medieval Germany.” Professor Lyon’s article is posted below, under password protection. Please email Jessica Andruss (andruss@uchicago.edu) to request the password.

Lisa Scott, PhD student in History, will provide the response.

As always, refreshments will be served, and you are welcome to bring your lunch.