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The Etienne Gilson Lecture

Speaking and writing the invisible:
Being and some philosophers
(physici, ethici, logici)
An illustration for the chapter “De philosophis”
in Rabanus Maurus,
De rerum naturis.
Montecassino, MS 32, p. 374 (details)
© Archivio dell’Abbazia, Montecassino

Each academic year the Institute has invited a senior medievalist to give the annual Etienne Gilson Lecture, established in honour of the Institute’s founder, and the remarkable range of his activities as historian, philosopher, and critic. Among the distinguished contributors to the series are fellows of the Institute, past and present, as well as scholars from Canada, Europe, and the United States. For the full list of contributors, see below.

Recent and Forthcoming Lectures

The 2013 Gilson Lecture, entitled "Medicine and the Renaissance of the 12th Century," was delivered by Dr Faith Wallis of McGill University on Friday, 22 March 2013. For details about upcoming lectures, please contact Barbara North, Institute secretary (phone 416 926 7142).

The Gilson Lectures on Thomas Aquinas

This volume, which marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of scholarly publishing at the Pontifical Institute and the thirtieth anniversary of Gilson's death, reprints the lectures devoted to Thomas Aquinas, and is introduced by James P. Reilly.

Gilson Lectures

The Gilson Lectures on Thomas Aquinas
With an Introduction by James P. Reilly
Etienne Gilson Series 30. 2008. xxx, 246 pp.
ISBN 978–0–88844–730–2 • $30.95
This volume contains nine lectures from this prestigious series by some of the most prominent Thomists, including Leonard Boyle, Edward Synan, James Weisheipl, Mark Jordan, and James P. Reilly.

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Lectures in Print

Many (although not all) of the Gilson lectures are published as part of the Etienne Gilson Series (EGS), a collection of works by and about the Institute founder. Complimentary copies of those still currently in print are available on request; copies of some of the lectures are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format (see below). Please write to Megan Jones at the Department of Publications, 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C4. The following lectures are currently in print:

  • 1987: Kenneth L. Schmitz. What Has Clio to Do with Athena? Etienne Gilson: Historian and Philosopher. EGS 10. 1987. 24 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–710–4
  • 2000: Marcia L. Colish. Remapping Scholasticism. EGS 21. 2000. 21 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–721–0 Also available in a PDF version
  • 2002: Francis Oakley. Omnipotence and Promise: The Legacy of the Scholastic Distinction of Powers. EGS 23. 2002. 28 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–723–4 Also available in a PDF version
  • 2003: John D. North. Time and the Scholastic Universe. EGS 25. 2003. 32 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–725–8
  • 2004: Karl F. Morrison. The Male Gaze and Other Reasons for the Hypothetical End of Christian Art in the West. EGS 26. 2005. 36 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–726–5 Also available in a PDF version
  • 2005: F. Donald Logan. The Medieval Historian and the Quest for Certitude. EGS 27. 2005. 17 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–727–2
  • 2006: Paul Edward Dutton. The Mystery of the Missing Heresy Trial of William of Conches. EGS 28. 2006. 48 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–728–9
  • 2007: William Courtenay. Changing Approaches to Fourteenth-Century Thought. EGS 29. 2007. 40 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–729–6
  • 2008: M. Michèle Mulchahey. "The use of philosophy, especially by the Preachers ...": Albert the Great, the Studium at Cologne, and the Dominican Curriculum. EGS 32. 2009. 38 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–732–6
  • 2009: Jacqueline Hamesse. "The Medieval Philosopher's Reference Tools: Essential Aids to Scholastic Formation." Forthcoming.
  • 2010: Timothy B. Noone. "Of Angels and Men: Sketches from High Medieval Epistemology." EGS 34. 2011. 45 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–734–0 Currently only available in a PDF version
  • 2011: Peter Howard. "Aquinas and Antoninus: A Tale of Two Summae in Renaissance Florence." EGS 35. 2013. 30 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–735–7
  • Related Lecture: Anthony J. Celano. From Priam to the Good Thief. The Significance of a Single Event in Greek Ethics and Medieval Moral Teaching. EGS 22; Studies in Medieval Moral Teaching 2. 2001. 24 pp. ISBN 978–0–88844–722–7 Also available in a PDF version

Distinguished Contributors

  • 1979: Edward A. Synan
  • 1980: James A. Weisheipl
  • 1981: Laurence K. Shook
  • 1982: Leonard E. Boyle
  • 1983: Armand A. Maurer
  • 1984: Walter H. Principe
  • 1985: Jaroslav Pelikan
  • 1986: Joseph Owens
  • 1987: Kenneth L. Schmitz
  • 1988: James P. Reilly, Jr.
  • 1989: Otto Hermann Pesch
  • 1990: Mark D. Jordan
  • 1991: Jocelyn N. Hillgarth
  • 1992: John Finnis
  • 1993: John F. Wippel
  • 1994: Édouard Jeauneau
  • 1995: James K. McConica
  • 1996: Brian Stock
  • 1997: Richard H. Rouse
  • 1998: Jaroslav Pelikan
  • 1999: Brian Davies
  • 2000: Marcia L. Colish
  • 2001: Giles Constable
  • 2002: Francis Oakley
  • 2003: John D. North
  • 2004: Karl F. Morrison
  • 2005: F. Donald Logan
  • 2006: Paul Edward Dutton
  • 2007: William J. Courtenay
  • 2008: M. Michèle Mulchahey
  • 2009: Jacqueline Hamesse
  • 2010: Timothy B. Noone
  • 2011: Peter Howard
  • 2013: Faith Wallis

 


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