Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal

Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal

THE AQUINAS CENTER

Within the Center for the Renewal of Catholic Theology, the Aquinas Center realizes the importance of St. Thomas Aquinas's theology and philosophy for the deepening appropriation of Catholic speculative and moral theology. The Center has assumed the responsibility for the Thomistica.Net website initiated by Dr. Mark Johnson. Dr. Nutt is responsible for its ongoing editorship. The Center also reaches out to scholars and doctoral students around the world and bestows awards in recognition of their contributions to the study of Aquinas and Catholic intellectual and faith life.

Directors: Dr. Michael Dauphinas, Dr. Steven A. Long, Dr. Roger Nutt.

Thomistica.net

The Aquinas Center sponsors a website and blog called Thomistica.net which features news, opinions, interviews, and scholarly resources related to the academic study of St. Thomas Aquinas. The site was founded in 2000 by Mark Johnson, professor of theology at Marquette University. Dr. Johnson, who handed over the operation of Thomistica.net to friends at The Aquinas Center in the Summer of 2011, will continue as an adviser and contributor. We are honored by Dr. Johnson’s confidence in us and hope to continue this service to the scholarly community in a worthy manner.

Editor: Dr. Roger W. Nutt
Assistant Editor: Dr. Joseph G. Trabbic

Contributors:
Dr. Robert J. Barry (Providence College)
Fr. Timothy Bellamah, O.P. (Dominican House of Studies)
Dr. Michael Dauphinais (Ave Maria University)
Dr. Michael V. Dougherty (Ohio Dominican University)
Dr. Mark F. Johnson (Marquette University)
Fr. Matthew L. Lamb (Ave Maria University)
Dr. Steven A. Long (Ave Maria University)
Dr. Christopher Malloy (University of Dallas)
Dr. Thomas M. Osborne, Jr. (Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston)  
Dr. Michael Pakaluk (Ave Maria University) 
 Dr. Jörgen Vijgen (Willibrordhuis Major Seminary, Netherlands)

Awards

The Charles Cardinal Journet Prize
The Journet Prize honors the scholarly monograph published in any language during the past calendar year that best exemplifies the task of drawing upon the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas to engage constructively in contemporary theology, philosophy, and/or biblical studies.
2006 Fr. Michael Sherwin, O.P.
2007 Dr. Ralph McInerny
2008 Dr. Thomas Hibbs
2009 Fr. Guy Mansini, O.S.B.
2010 Dr. Alasdair MacIntyre
2011 Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.

The Veritas Medal
The Veritas Medal honors an eminent Catholic thinker whose career reflects the Aquinas Center’s goal to foster the search for truth. Since the attainment of truth is a participation in the Wisdom of Christ, the Veritas Medal serves to recognize those who have instantiated, in their lives and work, the integration of faith and reason. 
2006 Dr. George Weigel
2007 Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.
2008 Dr. Janet E. Smith
2009 Dr. Robert Wilkin
2010 Fr. Charles Morerod, O.P.
2011 Fr. Romanus Cessario, O.P.


Ex Corde Ecclesiae Medal
The Ex Corde Ecclesiae Medal is awarded someone who has done much to support the Aquinas Center and the Graduate School in their mission of evangelizing the Catholic academic world.
2006 Carlos Figueroa
2007 Dr. Thomas M. Loome
2008 Fr. Matthew L. Lamb
2009 Mercedes Cox
2010 Dr. William Riordan
2012 Mrs. Phyllis M. Taylor


The St. Thomas Aquinas Dissertation Prize
The Aquinas Dissertation Prize honors the dissertation defended in any language during the past calendar year that best exemplifies the task of drawing upon the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas to engage constructively in contemporary theology, philosophy, and/or biblical studies. 
2005 Fr. Henry Donneaud, O.P.
2006 Dr. Roger W. Nutt
2007 Dr. Aaron M. Canty
2008 Dr. Edgardo Colón-Emeric
2009 Fr. Piotr Lichacz, O.P.
2010 Fr. John Baptist Ku, O.P.
2011 Dr. Jörgen Vijgen