Sacred Theology, IR, CTRSE to honor the double jubilee celebration of Thomas Aquinas with the Theology Week 2024

The University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Sacred Theology, Institute of Religion, and
Center for Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics are jointly hosting the Theology
Week 2024, which will also feature St. Thomas Aquinas Forum 2024 and 11th Leonardo
Legaspi, OP Lectures.

The event will feature 10 lectures and will happen on March 21-23, 2024 at the George
S.K. Ty Function Halls, 4th Floor, Buenaventura G. Paredes, OP Building, University of
Santo Tomas, Manila.

The speakers are Fr. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, OP,
Fr. Ziqiang (Martin) Bai, OP, Fr. Felix delos Reyes, OP, Fr. Jannel N. Abogado, OP, Levine
Andro Lao, Allan Basas, Joel Sagut, Blaise Ringor, Jove Jim Aguas, and Jovito Carino.

Their lectures will center on three important aspects: 1) discussions on the relevance and
legacy of the thoughts of Thomas Aquinas in Asia, particularly in the Philippines; 2)
expositions of the thoughts of selected Thomists who were also Thomasians, that is,
Thomists who taught in the University of Santo Tomas – the conference will focus on the
Thomasian Thomists of the 19th and 20th centuries; and 3) demonstrations of the lasting
legacy of Thomism in the University of Santo Tomas through the works of present
‘Thomasians’ especially those teaching in the Ecclesiastical Faculties.

Moreover, Theology Week 2024, with the theme, “Thomism in the University of Santo
Tomas and in Asia: The Legacy of Thomas Aquinas,” is a contribution to the Dominican
Order’s double jubilee celebrations to honor St. Thomas Aquinas, particularly the 750th
anniversary of his death.

This conference is also part of the activities of the Center for Thomistic Studies (CTS),
which was instituted as the University’s response to the declaratio of the Domincians’ 2013
Trogir General Chapter that seeks ‘to develop centers of specialized studies pertinent to the
region wherever the Order is present,’ reiterated by the Provincial Chapter of the Dominican
Province of the Philippines that mandates ‘to strengthen the Thomistic intellectual tradition’
in the University of Santo Tomas (cf. APC Calamba 2021 178).

The onsite attendance to the Conference is primarily reserved for the Thomasian
community while non-Thomasians are encouraged to follow the event through live
streaming via the FB page of the UST Institute of Religion
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