Thomistic scholar and author, Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., will deliver the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled How Does the Resurrection of Christ Illumine Human Reason? From Benedict XVI to St. Thomas Aquinas, will be held in the St. Kilian’s Café, and is open to the public.
Rev. White is a native of southeastern Georgia. He converted to Catholicism in college, in part from the influence of reading the letters of Flannery O’Connor. Educated at Brown University (B.A.) and the University of Oxford (Ph.D.), he entered the Dominicans in 2003 and was ordained a priest in 2008. He teaches theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., and is the director of its Thomistic Institute. He is the author of Wisdom in the Face of Modernity: A Study in Thomistic Natural Theology (Sapientia Press, 2009), and is an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Christendom College hosts a distinguished speaker each year on or around the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28) to speak on a philosophical or theological topic.