Distinguished professor and author Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D, will deliver Christendom College’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas lecture on Wednesday, January 27. The talk, entitled St. Thomas and Laudato Si, will be held in St. Kilian’s Café at 4:00 PM on Christendom’s Front Royal, Va., campus, and is open to the public.
Hibbs earned his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Falls and an M.M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He taught at Boston College for thirteen years, where he was Chair of the Department of Philosophy, before assuming his current role as Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University. A popular author and lecturer, Hibbs has written three books on St. Thomas Aquinas, including Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion: Metaphysics and Practice, along with countless more scholarly articles published in Books and Culture, First Things, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal. Called upon regularly to comment on film and popular culture, Hibbs has made more than one hundred appearances on radio, including nationally syndicated NPR stations across the United States.
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. Past speakers have included author Russell Hittinger, Reverend David Meconi, Reverend Lawrence Dewan, and Reverend John D. Corbett.