Thomistic scholar and author Reverend David Meconi, S.J., will deliver Christendom College’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Wednesday, January 28, at 4 p.m. The talk, entitled “The Augustinian Roots of Thomistic Deification,” will be held in St. Kilian’s Café on campus, and is open to the public.
Christendom College’s philosophy department hosts a distinguished speaker every year on or around the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (January 28) to speak on a philosophical or theological topic, and has done so since the founding of the college.
Fr. Meconi teaches in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University, and is the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. Most recently he published the Annotated Confessions of Saint Augustine (Ignatius Press, 2012), The One Christ: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification (Catholic University of America Press, 2013), he has co-edited (along with Eleonore Stump) the Cambridge Companion to Augustine (2014); he is currently editing and translating the Patristic and Medieval Commentaries on the Psalms for Eerdman Press’ The Church’s Bible Series. Fr. Meconi is a former president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, as well as a Fellow at the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University, and serves on the ecclesiastical board of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, as well as the Saint Benedict Institute at Hope College in Holland, MI.