Bernard McGinn will deliver a lecture entitled "Contemplatio sapientialis: Thomas Aquinas’s Contribution to Mystical Theology." The lecture will be held at 5 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the Medieval Institute Reading Room (715 Hesburgh Library), with a reception to follow.
Prof. McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor emeritus at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, where he taught between 1969 and 2003, and a 2017-18 Residential Fellow of Notre Dame’s Institute for Advanced Study. He has written extensively on apocalypticism, as well as spirituality and mysticism. In 2014 he published Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologiae: A Biography (Princeton). He is a former President of the Medieval Academy of America.