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Grace & Sanctification in New England

New England campusThomas Aquinas College and the Sacra Doctrina Project are co-hosting a conference this summer, Grace and Sanctification: Divine Causality, Human Action, and Supernatural Glory. The conference will take place on the New England campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, from June 23 to 25.

“Grace and Sanctification” seeks to explore any and all facets of the theology of grace including (but not limited to) the essence and divisions of grace, the Christological dimension of grace, the historical debates surrounding grace and salvation, sacramental grace, grace and moral action, grace and the spiritual life, and the ultimate ordering of man to sanctification, deification, and glory.  It will consider such questions as: How is human action the fruit of divine causality? How do different forms of grace impact the soul? What does it mean for grace to elevate humanity to partake in the very nature of God? 

Ave Maria’s Dr. Steven A. Long will serve as the keynote speaker at “Grace and Sanctification,” along with Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., rector at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. Serving as plenary speakers will be Dr. Daria Spezzano of Providence College and TAC-New England’s own Dr. Patrick Gardner.

“The Sacra Doctrina Project is an association of scholars who in many ways are working to carry on, at the graduate and professorial level, exactly the sort of theology in which we aim to make ‘a good beginning’ at TAC: theology as a scientia, in discipleship to St. Thomas,” says Dr. Gardner. “So it seemed fitting to collaborate and to host this conference on the New England campus. We’re honored to have the opportunity, and I am looking forward to many great conversations that will help us to grow as teachers and as Christians.”

To learn more about the conference, please visit the Grace and Sanctification website.