Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Dominican theological and philosophical tradition



 The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, commonly known as the Angelicum, is the Dominican university in Rome and one of the major pontifical universities of the City. Staffed and administered by members of the Order of Preachers, it serves as a focus for the Dominican theological and philosophical tradition among the Roman pontifical universities. 

One may ask, however, what is the Dominican theological and philosophical tradition?  Prof. Benedict Ashely, OP offers a concise presentation of this tradition in his article entitle Dominican Guide For Sharing Our Secular Resources For The Study Of Theology For Preaching In The Twenty-First Century (June 2003).


Click here for the PDF version of this article.

Benedict Ashley, O.P, has served as Professor of Moral Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology since 1951 with a short break in the early 1970s. He has written extensively in the area of philosophy, particularly Christian ethics and served as consultant to the U.S. Catholic Bishops on moral matters. He was Professor of Moral Theology at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia.