School of Canon Law Conference: The Concept of "Ius" in Thomas Aquinas
The School of Canon Law of the Holy Cross and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, together with the Angelicum Thomistic Institute, have organized an academic conference entitled The Concept of "Ius" in Thomas Aquinas. The event will take place on April 21 and 22, 2023.
This analysis takes into consideration the entirety of Aquinas' account of lex from the Prima Secundae of the Summa Theologiae, as this account is interrelated with his understanding of lex as a ratio of ius (from S. Th. II-II, q. 57, a. 1, ad 2).
The conference also aims to analyze the inherent connection between justice which has ius as its object—the legal aspect of iustitia—and broader issues of the divine-salvific and moral aspects of justice.
The university will host the first day of the conference on April 21, 2023 (9 a.m., Aula Magna Giovanni Paolo II).