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Metaphysics Colloquium

The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies sponsored the 2013 Metaphysics Colloquium at Saint Anselm College, June 5-6, 2013. The topic was Metaphysical Implications of the Catholic Doctrine of the Eucharist. The yearly Metaphysics Colloquium takes its inspiration from Pope John Paul II who in Fides et Ratio spoke of the need for continuing philosophical and theological speculation to come to an understanding of the Catholic faith.

The principal speaker at the colloquium was Bruce D. Marshall, Lehman Professor of Christian Doctrine, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, and the respondents were Joshua P. Hochschild, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Mount St. Mary's University, and John Slotemaker, Department of Religious Studies, Fairfield University. The Institute for Saint Anselm Studies is pleased to publish the three papers from the colloquium: Bruce D. Marshall, "Identity, Being, and Eucharist," Joshua P. Hochschild, "Substance Made Manifest: Metaphysical and Semantic Implications of the Doctrine of Transubstantiation," and John Slotemaker, "Ontology, Theology and the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham."

Selected Article

The Institute is also pleased to publish one article from those submitted to The Saint Anselm Journal: Dennis Sansom, Samford University, "The Virtue of Contemplation and St. Anselm's Proslogion II and III."

Volume 9, Number 2 (Spring 2014)


Identity, Being, and Eucharist (PDF/305KB)
By Bruce D. Marshall
[Abstract]

Substance Made Manifest: Metaphysical and Semantic Implications of the Doctrine of Transubstantiation (PDF/268KB)
By Joshua P. Hochschild
[Abstract]

Ontology, Theology and the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham (PDF/319KB)
By John Slotemaker
[Abstract]

The Virtue of Contemplation and St. Anselm's Proslogion II and III (PDF/224KB)
By Dennis Sansom
[Abstract]