The English edition of Nova et Vetera is published quarterly and provides an international forum for theological and philosophical studies from a Thomistic perspective. The journal strives to follow the culturally engaged, ecclesial, broadly Thomistic, and dialogical perspective of the founder of the Swiss Nova et Vetera, Charles Journet. Journet worked at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and biblical studies, and we seek to do the same.

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Nova et Vetera, Spring 2020 (Vol. 18, No. 2)

ISSN 1542-7315

Conscience, Relativism, and Truth: the Witness of Saint John Henry Newman – Anthony Fisher, O.P.

In Memoriam
Deus Providebit: Remembering Father Leo Elders, S.V.D. (August 7, 1926 – October 14, 2019) – Jörgen Vijgen

“Some Synchronic Moment”: Gregory of Nyssa, Théologie Mystique, and French Ressourcement – Michel René Ponchin Barnes
The Rationes Seminales in Augustine’s Theology of Creation – Gerald P. Boersma
Understanding Revelation according to a Sacramental Mode – Emmanuel Durand, O.P.
Jesus and Paul on the Meaning and Purpose of Human Sexuality – Paul Gondreau
Contemporaneity: The Mystery of Liturgical Time – Roch Kereszty, O.Cist.

The Hermeneutic of Continuity and Discontinuity between Romano Guardini and the Joseph Ratzinger: The Primacy of Logos – Roland Millare
Species of Human Actions in Aquinas Determined by Both Object and End – Joseph Pilsner, C.S.B.
A Peaceful Death or a Perfect End: Two Visions of the Good Death in Christian Thought – Paul Scherz
An Inconsistency in Aquinas’s De veritate Account of Divine Ideas – Carl A. Vater

Globalism in Natural Law Theory: Pope Benedict XVI and Paul Francis Kōtarō Tanaka – Kevin M. Doak
Ratzinger’s Republic: Pope Benedict XVI on Natural Law and Church and State – Vincent L. Strand, S.J., and Sam Zeno Conedera, S.J.

Review Essay
Thomism in Ecstasy: Olivier-Thomas Venard on the Wording of Theology and the Expropriation of Cultural Discourses – Cyril O’Regan

Book Reviews
Aquinas on Transubstantiation: The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist by Reinhard Hütter – Bernhard Blankenhorn, O.P.
Embracing Wisdom: The Summa theologiae as Spiritual Pedagogy by Gilles Mongeau, S.J – J. David Moser
Lo Spirito Santo “anima” del Corpo Mistico: Radici storiche ed esempi scelti dell’ecclesiologia pneumatologica contemporanea by João Paulo de Mendonça Dantas – John Nepil
Soundings in the History of Hope: New Studies on Thomas Aquinas by Richard Schenk, O.P – T. Adam Van Wart
Saint Thomas d’Aquin: Lecteur du Cantique des cantiques by Serge-Thomas Bonino – Jörgen Vijgen
In Defense of Conciliar Christology by Timothy Pawl – Christopher Tomaszewski
The Indissolubility of Marriage & the Council of Trent by E. Christian Brugger – Christian D. Washburn

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