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​Dr. Michael Gorman

​Scholar to Present Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on January 31

A scholar in philosophy and theology from The Catholic University of America will present the annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Providence College on Thursday, January 31, at 4 p.m. in Aquinas Hall Lounge.

Dr. Michael Gorman will speak about “Being, Goodness, and a Place for Persons,” a topic that is in keeping with the “Persons and Personhood” theme adopted this year by PC’s Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, the lecture’s sponsor.

Gorman is an assistant professor of philosophy at CUA, where he has taught since 1999. He holds a Ph.D. in theology from Boston College and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was awarded a licentiate in philosophy from CUA in 1989. He received a bachelor’s degree in Christianity and culture from the University of Toronto.

Gorman’s primary interests are metaphysics, human nature, Christology, scholastic philosophy and theology, and analytic philosophy. 

At the event, the annual Lisska Book Awards will be presented to the students who wrote the best theology paper and the best philosophy paper in the previous year. The awards were established by Dr. Anthony Lisska ’63 and Lawrence Lisska ’66.

The Aquinas Lecture is one of four lectures sponsored annually by the CCDS through the generosity of Edward J. Aquinas Quinn ’63 and his wife, Kathleen Reilly Quinn.

St. Thomas Aquinas, “the Angelic Doctor of the Church,” was a Dominican friar, priest, philosopher, and theologian, and is the patron of Catholic schools. His feast day is January 28.


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