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Definitive Conference Schedule

We have been able now to finalise the schedule of our conference on Faith, Hope and Love, Aquinas on living by the Infused Virtues, December 11-14, 2014 in Utrecht.

Faith, Hope and Love.
Thomas Aquinas on living by
the theological virtues

Utrecht, December 11-14, 2013
Ariënsinstituut, Keistraat 9, 3512 HV Utrecht

Wednesday December 11
Chair: Henk Schoot
14.00 h Registration
Coffee, tea
15.30 h Welcome, opening address
Henk Schoot (Director Thomas Instituut te Utrecht)
- Thomas Aquinas on the Theological Virtues: Introducing the Conference
16.00 h Keynote lecture:
Eleonore Stump, (Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, USA)
- True Virtue and the Role of Love in the Ethics of Aquinas
17.00 h Discussion
17.30 h Short break
Coffee, tea
17.45 h Keynote lecture:
Paul Waddell (St. Norbert’s College, De Père, USA)
- Friendship with God: Embodying Charity as a Way of Life
18.45 h Discussion
19.15 h End

Thursday December 12
Chair: Pim Valkenberg
9.30 h Keynote lecture:
Paul van Tongeren (Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands)
- How theological are the theological virtues?
10.30 h Discussion
10.45 h Coffee, tea
11.15 h Keynote lecture:
Michael Sherwin o.p. (Université de Fribourg, Switzerland)
- Aquinas on love, human and divine
12.15 h Discussion

12.45 h Lunch

14.00 h Paper presentations (parallel in group I and in group II):
Location: Nieuwe Gracht 65, Rooms 006 (I) and 106 (II)
I Chair: Jörgen Vijgen
II Chair: Mark-Robin Hoogland

14.00 – 14.30 I Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo (Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico)
Religion and the Theological Virtues as ’Commanding’ in Aquinas
II Richard Conrad o.p. (Blackfriars, Oxford, England)
Wisdom and Sonship
14.30 – 15.00 I Hannah Hemphill Barrett (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Religio, Sacrifice, and the Charity of Christ
II Jennifer Hart Weed (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Faith, Salvation, and the Sacraments in Aquinas: A Puzzle concerning
Forced Baptisms

Break Coffee, tea (cellar of Nieuwe Gracht 65)

15.30 – 16.00 I Alain O’Sullivan o.p. (Dominican House of Studies, Dublin, Ireland)
The Conquered Will: St. Thomas on Faith, Instinctus, and Love
II Matt Tapie (Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA)
“Out of Zion Will Come the Deliverer”: A Thomistic Defense of Jewish Faithfulness after the Passion of Christ
16.00 – 16.30 I Randall B. Smith (University of St. Thomas, Houston, USA)
Thomas Aquinas on Why Charity is Necessary to Fulfill the Natural Law
II Pim Valkenberg (Catholic University of America, Washington DC, USA)
Three Ways of Not Living by Faith: Aquinas and Lumen Gentium

16.30 – 17.00 I Christopher Evan Longhurst (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco)
Between Grace and Freewill. The Outworking of Aquinas’ Infused Virtue Theory in light of Human Free Will

19.30 h Coffee, tea
Chair: Rudi te Velde
20.00 h Lambert Hendriks (Major Seminary of Rolduc, Netherlands)
- How God is hoped for in the moral life: the virtue of hope as the bridge between ‘already’ and ‘not yet’
20.30 h Marcel Sarot (Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Thomas Instituut)
- The Value of Infused Love
21.00 h Discussion
21.30 h End

Friday December 13

Chair: Marcel Sarot
9.30 h Keynote lecture:
Bruno Niederbacher s.j. (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Virtue Epistemology and Aquinas’ Account of Faith
10.45 h Coffee
11.15 h Harm Goris (Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Thomas Instituut)
- Shall we be like gods?
11.45 h Herwi Rikhof (Former director Thomas Instituut te Utrecht)
- Thomas on the Theological Virtue of Faith. A Trinitarian Perspective
12.15 h Discussion

12.45 h Lunch

14.00 h Paper presentations III and IV (parallel)
Location: Ariënsinstituut (III) and Nieuwe Gracht 65, Room 105 (IV)
III Chair: Herwi Rikhof
IV Chair: Lambert Hendriks

14.00 – 14.30 III Michal Mrozek o.p. (Thomistic Institute, Warsaw, Poland)
The Theological Virtues and Human Happiness
IV Jörgen Vijgen (Major Seminary, Haarlem)
Aquinas on the vice of sloth (acedia) and Christ’s redemptive Incarnation
14.30 – 15.00 III Timothy Lopez (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
The Beatitude of Infused Virtue: In Heaven Alone, or This Life Too?
IV Dominic Farrell l.c. (Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy)
Partakers of the Divine Nature through Christ: Aquinas on the Christological Dimension of the Theological Virtues

Break Coffee, tea (cellar of Nieuwe Gracht 65)

15.30 – 16.00 III Tomas Machula (University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)
The cardinal virtues as a way to the theological virtues and vice versa
IV David Goodill o.p. (Blackfriars, Oxford, England)
Josef Pieper and Ludwig Wittgenstein on Faith as Trust
16.00 – 16.30 III Wojciech Golubiewski o.p. (Warsaw Thomistic Institute)
Analogy of practical wisdom in the order of nature and of grace according to St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae Pars Secunda Secundae.
IV Matthew Kent Siebert (University of Toronto, Canada)
The Formal Object of Faith: Assurance and Authority
16.30 – 17.00 III Sebastian Rehnman (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Ethics of Pietro Martyre Vermigli
IV Daniel de Haan (Catholic University Louvain, University of St. Thomas, Houston, USA)
Faith and God’s Existence in Saint Thomas Aquinas

17.30 h H. Eucharist in St. Catharine’s Cathedral, presided by
His Eminence Willem Jacobus Cardinal Eijk, Archbishop of Utrecht

19.00 h - 22.00 h Conference Dinner (Court Hotel, Korte Nieuwstraat 14, Utrecht)

Saturday December 14

Chair: Harm Goris
9.30 h Rudi te Velde (Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Thomas Instituut)
- The Problem of the Infused Moral Virtues
10.00 h John O’Callaghan (University of Notre Dame, USA)
- Misericordia in Aquinas: A Test Case for Theological and Natural Virtues
10.30 h Discussion
11.00 h Coffee, tea
11.30 h Plenary session
Starting with short reflections on the conference theme by the key note lecturers
13.00 h End of Conference

13.00 – 14.00 h. Lunch Museum Catharijneconvent (Nieuwe Gracht 63, Utrecht)
Afternoon: Free, Guided Visit Museum Catharijneconvent.

December 2, 2013