Aquinas Lecture 2013: Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP "Baptismal Theology and Practice in the Age of St. Thomas Aquinas"
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Visit Fr. Augustine's faculty page for more information on his biography, research interests, and class syllabi.
In keeping with the mission of DSPT - to engage contemporary scholarship with the wisdom of tradition, especially as exemplified by St. Thomas Aquinas - every year our faculty nominate a scholar to present a paper in which the thought and method of Aquinas are applied to a contemporary issue in the Annual Aquinas Lecture.
The 23 Annual Aquinas Lecture was delivered by DSPT Professor of History, Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP. Fr. Augustine examined new discoveries about the liturgical and social significance of baptism in the cities of thirteenth-century Italy and compared these developments to the development of the theology of baptism from the twelfth century to Thomas Aquinas in the late thirteenth.
Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, is DSPT Professor of History with a PhD from UC Berkeley and the STM from the Dominican Order. He is the author of Francis of Assisi: A New Biography,Cities of God: The Religion of the Italian Communes, 1125–1325 and Revival Preachers and Politics: The Great Devotion of 1233.