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2020 Aquinas Lecture

God After Metaphysics: Heidegger, Aquinas, and the Future of Natural Theology

The 20th Century was filled with declarations of the “end of metaphysics.” But what possibilities remain for the philosophy of religion if we must approach God apart from any consideration of being? Looking at the work of philosophers in the continental tradition such as Heidegger, John Caputo, Richard Kearney, and Jean-Luc Marion, Fr. Justin will explain why Aquinas’s natural theology not only remains a viable enterprise but is still one of the most intellectually satisfying accounts of God.

Fr. Justin Charles Gable, O.P. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and Regent of Studies for the Western Dominican Province.