“The Dignity of Being a Substance”

Apr 27, 2011
Swift Hall, Common Room
1025 E 58th St,
Chicago, IL 60637
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Gilles Emery, OPUniversity of Fribourg, Switzerland

Co-sponsored by the Committee on Social Thought and the Program in Medieval Studies

Thomas Aquinas characterized the person as “what is most perfect” and “most worthy” in all of nature. What grounds the dignity of the human being as a person? While in our day a metaphysical approach to the question is undervalued, this lecture attempts to show the value of such an approach in terms of “substance” and “nature.”

Gilles Emery, OP, was born and grew up in the Swiss Alps. He is Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His publications include La Trinite Creatrice; Trinity in Aquinas; Trinity, Church, and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays; The Trinitarian Theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas; and The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God.