Each July, Thomas Aquinas College invites members of the President’s Council — the backbone of the College’s financial-aid fund — to one of two Great Books Summer Seminar Weekends. At these weekends President’s Council members get an inside look at the unique education that they so generously help to make possible. They attend a series of classroom discussions about great books led by the College’s president, dean, and other members of the teaching faculty. Between seminars, attendees also enjoy delicious meals served both indoors and outdoors on the campus, as well as daily Mass and confession offered by the College’s chaplains.
This second of this year’s Summer Seminars took place on the weekend of July 18-20. Readings and discussions focused on this year’s theme of “Reading the Scriptures: The Wisdom of Genesis.” In addition to examining the first chapters of Genesis, participants discussed St. Augustine’s commentary on Creation and St. Thomas’s commentary on the Fall.