The Thomist editor Rev. Dominic Langevin, O.P., will deliver Christendom’s annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Monday, February 4. The talk, titled “A Thomistic Understanding of the Moral Parameters of Sacramental Reception,” will be delivered at 4:00 p.m. in the college’s St. Kilian’s Café.
Rev. Langevin, a member of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, entered the Order of Friars Preachers in 1998 and was ordained a priest in 2005. He was formerly assigned as a parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas University Parish in Charlottesville, Virginia, serving the University of Virginia. While working on his doctorate at the University of Fribourg, Father Langevin was employed full-time there as the assistant to the Chair of Dogmatic Theology for Ecclesiology and the Sacraments.
Since the summer of 2018, he is the editor of the journal The Thomist, for which he previously was book review editor. His book, From Passion to Paschal Mystery (Academic Press Fribourg, 2015), analyzes 20th-century Church teaching on the relationship between the sacraments (focusing on baptism and the Eucharist) and the events of Christ’s life. His primary research interest is general sacramental theology.
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.