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7:00 pm "Why Does Anything Exist at All? An Argument for God's Existence from Thomas Aquinas"

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Cornell University

120 Physical Sciences Building

7:00 pm

A lecture by Fr. James Brent, OP (Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception)

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Thomistic Institute, Cornell Catholic, St. Albert the Great Forum on Science and Religion, and Chesterton House

Speaker Bio:

Fr. James Dominic Brent, O.P. was born and raised in Michigan. He pursued his undergraduate and graduate studies in Philosophy, and completed his doctorate in Philosophy at Saint Louis University on the epistemic status of Christian beliefs according to Saint Thomas Aquinas. He has articles in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Natural Theology, in the Oxford Handbook of Thomas Aquinas on “God’s Knowledge and Will”, and an article forthcoming on “Thomas Aquinas” in the Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology. He earned his STB from the Dominican House of Studies in 2010, and was ordained a priest in the same year. He taught in the School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America from 2010- 2014, and spent the year of 2014-2015 doing full time itinerant preaching on college campuses across the United States. He is currently on the faculty at the Dominican House of Studies, where he teaches philosophy.

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