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25th Annual Aquinas Lecture

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 7:30pm

DSPT invites you to attend their 25th Annual DSPT Aquinas Lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd 2016. This lecture will explore the analogies between our "life in Christ" and our life "with language." The inescapability of language is usually either over-deplored or over-celebrated by thinkers and poets of our times.  Aquinas deals with this linguistic conditioning of creaturely knowledge for several reasons. Olivier-Thomas' thesis is that he experiences a deep analogy, even a participation, between Christ and language, already at work in the New Testament. Aquinas thematises that analogy only partly, but it is our task as theologians to deploy it if we are to maintain the ideal of realism.

Due to limited seating, please RSVP. For more information and to watch the presentation live, please visit the website

When: Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 7:30pm with reception to follow in the DSPT Galleria
Where: Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 2301 Vine Street, Berkeley CA

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Olivier-Thomas Venard, OP, is the Vice Director of École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, and Professor of New Testament.