Laudato Si’ called the Catholic community to an ecological conversion, a reorientation of our habits of mind toward a deeper consideration of creation and our responsibilities for its care. Is this a radical innovation? Or can we discern an intellectual patrimony at the heart of the discussion? In this lecture, Christopher Thompson invites us to reflect more deeply on the elements of ecological concern and consider the intellectual tradition inspired by St. Thomas Aquinas as a resource and guide going forward. “Green Thomism,” Thompson proposes, opens a path toward a renewed engagement with the Thomistic tradition as well as its contribution to contemporary ecological concern.
Christopher Thompson is Professor of Moral Theology at Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas and Director of the Institute for Theological Research. He also co-directs the Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy.
Free and open to the public.
Seminar sponsored by the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing