Course: Thomas Aquinas on Hope
Rev Dr Andrew Murray sm
Starts Tuesday 6 October
In his treatment of the virtues in Summa Theologiae I-II qq. 55-67, Thomas divides them into the intellectual, moral and theological virtues. The theological virtues are faith, hope and charity (see 1 Corinthians 13:13). Although a less agreeable term in English, they are so named because their object is God (Theos), they are infused by God, and they are made known to us by Divine Revelation (q. 62, a. 1).
This course (the second of three in the series) will involve a careful reading of a selection of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s writings on hope, centred on Summa Theologiae II-II qq. 17-22. Students will be introduced to Thomas and instructed in how to read his work. Thomas views hope in general as seeking ‘a future good, arduous but possible to obtain’ (17, 7). The virtue of hope looks forward to both the eternal happiness of union with God and the Divine assistance necessary to achieve that.
Andrew Murray is a Marist Father, who spent most of his life teaching philosophy, first at Catholic Theological Union and then at Catholic Institute of Sydney. He maintains a special interest in Thomas Aquinas and Aristotle.
Presenter: Rev Dr Andrew Murray sm
Where: Aquinas Academy, Level 5, 141 Harrington Street, The Rocks, Sydney
When: Four Tuesday mornings, 10am - 12noon, 6, 13, 20 & 27 October 2020
Cost: $150/person (including printed readings and notes)
Nobody will be turned away simply because they cannot afford to pay. Offer a donation if you cannot pay the full registration fee.
Please register before the course starts so that notes will be available.