Friday, 23 September 2022

What is Truth? Aquinas’s Teaching on Lying

Lecture Three of the Online Professors Series 2021-2022, with Sr Catherine Joseph Droste, OP, STB,, STL, STD, Professor of Theology & Vice-Dean, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome. 


What is the essence of a lie? This question has been debated for centuries and with good reason. The secularization of society pushes the debate forward as Christians face new moral dilemmas regarding communication and truth. While some reject Thomas Aquinas’s teaching on lying as too rigid, Sr. Catherine Joseph Droste, OP will argue that he, in fact, offers sound, coherent, universal principles accessible to all.

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