The symposium, the first of its kind, was held Sept. 21-25, 2003, in Rome. It was organized by the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas and the Thomas Aquinas International Society.
The volume contains sections on anthropology and history.
It also includes the Pope’s message to the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas, as well as an introduction by Dominican Father Abelardo Lobato.
“The congress had a precise objective: to reveal with Thomas the problem of man to be able to give him a solution in the light of the mystery of Christ,” writes Father Lobato. The “reader can decide to what degree these minutes prove it.”
The first lectures included are those of Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, and of Dominican Father Agustine Di Noia, undersecretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Xaverian Father Battista Mondin also reflects on “The Philosophical Humanism of St. Thomas and the Renewal of Metaphysics.”