“What Can We Learn from St. Thomas Aquinas?,” the fifth in a series of faculty presentations drawing on the great thinkers of history, will be held from 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 26, in the Jepson Center’s Wolfe Auditorium (Room 114). The event is free and open to the public.
Gonzaga history Associate Professor Rev. Michael Maher, S.J., and GU philosophy Associate Professor John Wagner each will explore the question from his own unique perspective. Maher also serves as director of Gonzaga’s Catholic Studies Program. Wagner has been a full-time faculty member in the GU philosophy department since 1981 and served for several years as department chair.
The event is organized and co-sponsored by GU philosophy Professor Wayne Pomerleau in his role as the Robert K. and Ann J. Powers Chair of the Humanities. The event is co-sponsored by the Gonzaga University College of Arts and Sciences.
St. Thomas Aquinas was a Dominican living during the 13th century. Aquinas, best known for his philosophical and theological writings, is considered by some to be the Catholic Church’s greatest theologian. His most notable work was “Summa Theologiae.”
This series of “What Can We Learn?” events is designed to address the current relevance and significance of the ideas of great thinkers from the past. Great thinkers previously included in the series are Socrates, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Charles Darwin.
For more information, contact Wayne Pomerleau, a professor in the Gonzaga department of philosophy and Powers Chair of the Humanities, at (509) 323-6750.