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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Aquinas Leadership International August 2017 Update


"Augustine, Aquinas, and the Apologetics of the New Reformation(s)"


Once again, this Congress was a great success!

To view videos of Congress sessions for years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, go to:

For information about the 2018 Congress contact:



With much sadness, in case you have not heard, I pass along to you information from Holy Apostles College and Seminary about the death of our friend and colleague,

Richard Geraghty


Anyone who had the privilege to know Dick Geraghty at all, or as a friend, knows what a great loss to us, and great gain to the Communion of Saints, his passing is.

● The École Pratique des Hautes Études Celebrates Gilson as Part of its 150th Anniversary Celebration in 2018

The École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris is pleased to announce that it will include a series of events related to the work of Étienne Gilson as part of the celebration of the school's founding in 1868. For more information about the celebration, see:

or contact Coordinateur de l’événement Michel Cacouros, Maître de conférences Habilité, Sciences Historiques et Philologiques at:

● Thomistic Institute, Washington, DC
For more information on the conference visit

● Society of Thomistic Personalism
Check out the link immediately below for events being sponsored by the Society of Thomistic Personalism

● Aquinas School of Philosophy Site: Rich in Resources Related to St. Thomas

For anyone interested in studying, or teaching courses on, St. Thomas, the Aquinas School of Philosophy site offers a wealth of educational information you might want to check out. See:

● Holy Apostles College and Seminary (HACS) St. John Paul II Thomistic Studies Concentration in Christian Wisdom, and other, Fall Philosophy Course Offerings

Starting at the end of August, Holy Apostles College and Seminary will offer 2 online Masters Degree courses taught by Dr. Peter Redpath related to the organizational genius of St. Thomas Aquinas:

PHS 731: The One and the Many

PHS 761: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful, and the Ugly

For more information about the above classes, contact Dr. Redpath at:

For a course description of these classes and information about other HACS fall, graduate philosophy course offerings, see:

● Aquinas and "the Arabs"

For information about Richard Taylor's "Aquinas and the 'Arabs'" International Working Group and upcoming conferences and seminars hosted by this organization, see:

● Angelicum Academy Online Greek and Latin Classes

Check out the link immediately below regarding information about the Angelicum Academy home school classes online Greek and Latin Program to start on 05 September 2017:

● Call for Papers, January 19–21, 2018 Telos–Paul Piccone Institute

Constitutional Theory as Cultural Problem: Global Perspectives

The 2018 Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
January 19–21, 2018
New York, NY

Organized by Xudong Zhang (International Center for Critical Theory and New York University) and David Pan (Telos-Paul Piccone Institute and the University of California, Irvine)

About the Conference

The International Center for Critical Theory and the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute will jointly host a conference entitled "Constitutional Theory as Cultural Problem: Global Perspectives," to be held at New York University, New York, from January 19–21, 2018.

Abstract Submissions

If you are interested in participating, please submit a 200-word abstract along with a short c.v. to and place "The 2018 Telos Conference" in the email's subject line. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate. The deadline for abstract submissions is June 30, 2017.

● The Colson Center for Christian Worldview Announces that it is Now Accepting Applications for the 2017–2018 Colson Fellows Program

Anyone interested in applying to this program should check out the information in this site:          

● Membership in the International Étienne Gilson Society

Information about how to become a member of, or renew membership in, the International Étienne Gilson Society may be obtained at the link below. If you have not renewed your membership, please do so. Membership dues are used to help defray cost of the Aquinas Leadership International World Congress and other events.

 ● Studia Gilsoniana Journal

Check out the following link for recent and past issues of the Studia Gilsoniana journal:

● En Route Books & Media

The second volume of Peter A. Redpath’s A Not-So-Elementary Christian Metaphysics: An Introduction to Ragamuffin Thomism is now in print. If you have ordered a copy and not yet received it, please let the publisher know.

The Moral Psychology of St. Thomas Aquinas: An Introduction to Ragamuffin Ethics is now in print! If you have ordered a copy and not yet received it, please let the publisher know.

● New from St. Augustine’s Press

Check out the following link for new book publications and new issues of The St. Austin Review

● If you would to include some information in a future
 Aquinas Leadership International Update please contact:

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