[From Peter A. Redpath]
I write to update you about some developments related to the Aquinas Leadership International (ALI), affiliate organizations, and other groups interested in ALI’s work.
● Fifth Annual Aquinas Leadership International World Congress
The dates of have been reserved for the 5th annual Aquinas Leadership International Conference at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, Long Island, NY, USA. If you have a Congress topic that you think might be good for this annual meeting, please send the information to the Congress Chair, Peter Redpath at:
● The Aquinas School of Leadership (ASL) Sends:
– Much thanks to those students who have enrolled in ASL’s recently-formed “Center for Leadership Coaching” January 2018 international, online, course on “The Organizational Genius of St. Thomas Aquinas.” This class with kick off the first event in ASL’s
Center for Leadership-Coaching in Thomistic Organizational and Moral Psychology (ASLCLC)
For further information about this Center, its leadership-coaching work, and/or this course, email Dr. Peter Redpath at: peterredpath@aquinasschoolofle
● From The Cardinal Newman Society, see the Following NCEA Job Database:
● See the Following Report from Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, Holy Apostles College & Seminary:
The Association of Theological Schools is presently looking to hire a new Director of Accreditation and Institutional Evaluation. Anyone interested in working within the world of theological accreditation & in living in the great city of Pittsburgh, please read through the link immediately below:
● The Thomistic Institute at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception Announces the Following Events:
● AP Manuscripts Announces Start of a Free Digital Library (Facsimile Reproductions Made in the USA):
Some reproductions they offer include:
—Book of Kells, Lindisfarne Gospels, Stonyhurst Gospels, Sir Isaac Newton Notebooks, Leonardo da Vinci Notebooks
Currently their digital library includes:
—King James Bible (1611), Bible of Borso, Gospels of Luke and John (875), Book of Hours, Use of Troyes and Sens (1470). Codex Atlanticus (Da Vinci), Leicester (or Hammer) Codex (Da Vinci), Codex Arundel (Da Vinci), Sylva Sylvarum (Sir Francis Bacon, 1627)
For more information, contact: www.apmanuscripts.com
● Call for Papers for Franciscan University’s Quaestiones Disputatae journal
Our colleague Dr. Sebastian Mahfood reports that Holy Apostles College & Seminary adjunct professor of philosophy within the Holy Apostles College and Seminary online program, Dr. Randall Colton, is guest editing an issue of Franciscan University’s Quaestiones Disputatae, focused on the intersection of the themes in St. John Paul II’s Veritatis Splendor and Fides et Ratio, for their joint anniversary year in 2018.
In view of next year’s 25th and 20th anniversaries of Veritatis Splendor and Fides et Ratio, the journal is inviting papers on any topic at the intersection of those two encyclicals’ themes. They explore the transcendentals of goodness and truth in relation to the intellectual and moral powers of the human person, setting those inquiries in the contexts of beauty and faith, human nature and community.
Quaestiones Disputatae welcomes papers engaging these encyclicals in light of any of their themes and from a range of disciplinary perspectives (such as philosophy, theology, patristics, literature, and history).
Please address inquiries and papers (the latter as email attachments in Microsoft Word) to the Guest Editor, Dr. Randall Colton, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is June 11, 2018, with anticipated publication in November, 2018. Find the journal at https://www.franciscan.edu/
● Acton Institute Meetings for Month of November:
FOR PRECISE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENTS BELOW, CONTACT:
—, ROME, ITALY
“Globilization, Justice, & the Economy: The Jesuit Contribution”
The current era of globalization, with all its opportunities and challenges, is not the first time that the Church has had to grapple with economic changes on a global scale. In the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries, Catholic theologians explored the moral, political, and economic implications of expanding commerce and trade routes across the globe–to India, China, Africa, and, of course, the New World.
Many of these theologians and moralists were members of the recently founded Society of Jesus. Jesuits such as Juan de Mariana, Luis de Molina, and Leonardus Lessius not only explored the ethics of contracts, trade, money, and the state’s role in the economy; they also made important, though often overlooked, contributions to the development of economics and political economy. In his famous History of Economic Analysis, the distinguished economist and historian of economic ideas Joseph Schumpeter described many of these Jesuits’ insights as anticipating similar ideas expressed by Adam Smith two centuries later.
On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, the Acton Institute and the Pontifical Gregorian University’s Faculty of History and Cultural Heritage of the Church will hold an afternoon conference in Rome on Globalization, Justice, & the Economy: The Jesuit Contribution at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Bringing together leading thinkers from around the world, this conference aims to pay tribute to early and late modern scholasticism, specifically the Jesuit contributions, to the development of modern market economies.
At the conclusion of the conference, the Acton Institute will confer the 2017and its $15,000 prize to the Belgian academic Dr. Wim Decock of the Catholic University of Leuven. Dr. Decock will present the Calihan Lecture based on his doctoral research in this area.
Professor of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University
Author & President, Atlas Network
2017 Novak Award Winner & Professor of Legal History, Universities of Leuven and Liège
Director of Research, Acton Institute