God, Creation, and the Act of Existence
A central and unifying theme in Aquinas’s metaphysical thought is the act of existence. This signifies an actuality more fundamental than form. In exploring the act of existence and its relation to the thing whose act it is, Thomas is led to consider the causality of that act. It is through considering the causality of the act of existence that Aquinas is led to affirm God’s existence, and in turn is able to anaylse God’s causality in the act of creation.
Date: 6 February 2023, 19:30 (Monday, 4th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: Blackfriars, St Giles OX1 3LY
Venue Details: Aula
Speaker: Dr Gaven Kerr (St Patrick's Pontifical University, Maynooth)
Organising department: Blackfriars
Organiser: Dr Oliver Keenan (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: aquinas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk
Hosts: Rev Daniel Rowlands, Rev John Church
Part of: Thomistic Institute 2023
Booking required?: Not required
Booking email: aquinas@bfriars.ox.ac.uk
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Oliver Keenan