Thomistic circles

Our Thomistic Circles Conferences at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. bring together prominent professors (principally in theology and philosophy), graduate students, seminarians, and Dominican brothers, to provide a forum to examine contemporary questions from the perspective of classical Catholic theology, and to encourage the renewal of theology and philosophy in the Thomistic tradition. 

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia OP, and Fr. Dominic Legge, OP at "Dominican and the University: 800 Years" in April 2016.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White, OP, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia OP, and Fr. Dominic Legge, OP at "Dominican and the University: 800 Years" in April 2016.

These conferences are distinctive not because of their academic quality, but also because they take place in the context of a vibrant Dominican studium and religious community, so that, as befits the Dominican tradition, the serious study of theology and philosophy is integrated with the contemplation of the mysteries of the faith.  

Thomistic Circles have been held under the auspices of the faculty at the Dominican House of Studies (founded in Washington D.C. in 1905) for most of its history.   

 

upcoming events

past events

On the holy spirit

In September 2017, the Thomistic Institute hosted a Thomistic Circles conference that investigated the integral role played by the Holy Spirit in the Trinity and the spiritual life. Nearly 200 participants attended the opening session given by Fr. Gilles Emery, OP. 

Audio recordings of all the lectures are available here.

Attendees at "The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis" in October 2015.

Attendees at "The Mind of Christ: Christology and Contemporary Exegesis" in October 2015.

The Mind of Christ: Christology & Contemporary Exegesis

 

In October 2015, the Thomistic Institute's "Mind of Christ" installment of the Thomistic Circles engaged modern interpretation of the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ in the light of Thomistic tradition.

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Thomism, Post-liberal theology & postmodernity: in honor of abp j. augustine dinoia, op

In April 2017, the Thomistic Institute hosted a Thomistic Circles conference that traced the steps of modern theology back through the post-liberal Yale school and studying its connection to traditional Thomism. The guest of honor, Archbishop DiNoia, OP (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) also delivered the keynote address.