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• Through the influence of the Societa Internationale Tommaso d'Aquino. Italy. Switzerland. Venezuela. and Thomas Aquinas in Translation in Washington. among others. Costa Rica. 1993. Lithuania. Doctor Humanitatis in the Netherlands. Analytic I. Aquinate in Brazil. Uruguay. Poland. Peru. new Thomistic academic societies have been recently founded in Germany. the Czech Republic. Now that nearly half a century has passed. Romania. Philosophy Documentation Center. Tommaso in italiano in Bologna. Mexico. R. Argentina. such as Pensamiento Medieval y Renacentista in Pamplona. Saint Thomas et les thomistes in Paris. and continue to appear. Opere di S. the United States. Thomas Aquinas International Bibliography 19771990. etc. the open crisis that the Church experienced during the 6O's diluted the intellectual inspiration of Thomism in many Church institutions. INGARDIA. and Jaarboek Thomas Instituut te Utrecht in the Netherlands. • New specialized journals have been founded. Chile. • New collections of books with a strong Thomistic influence are appearing. including. Hungary. Ireland. Bowling Green [Ohio]. 298 . • A number of vigorous new intellectual movements inspired by Thomism have arisen. Radical Orthodoxy in London. we are seeing a renewed interest in Thomas Aquinas. Ecuador. It will be sufficient to cite a few recent examples: • In recent years. Spain. Tomismo essenziale in Italy. Colombia. the number of publications related to Thomism has increased notably. growing from around 300 to nearly 1000 annualy'. such as Doctor Angelicus in Germany. and the annual bibliography published since 2001 in the joumal Doctor Angelicus of Cologne. Portugal.ecclesiastical realm. e-aqulnas in Spain. Cf. Opere di Cornelio Fabro in Rome. the Netherlands.

80/4 (1997). by means of articles which discuss the main lines of research or the interpretations which are the most novel or most influential. and —in recent years— the application of information technologies. Ad Solem. Pour une revolution theologique.corpusthomisticum. 4. 485-623. S. which has remained alive and influential over its seven centuries of history. Analytical Thomism: Traditions in Dialogue. such as the monumental database Index Thomisticus^. Radical Orthodoxy. "Analytical Thomism". the activities and mission of the most representative institutions. DAVIS. O . some of the most significant landmarks in the application of information technologies within the Humanities have been related to Thomism. 163-184. But the current state of a school of philosophy cannot be limited to these central questions.g. Ashgate. SMITH (ed. 49 vol. 2006. in F. 2004. Alarc6n. Normally. See e. T. Contemplating Aquinas: On the Varieties of Interpretation. held at the University of 2. C. • In addition. in fact. pp. Religion. by E. pp. among other aspects. See e. PATERSON. critical editions of texts. 31 (2001). A. F.g. KERR (ed. VENARD. 159 pp. Bemot and E. and the so-called New Natural Law Theory'*. Aldershot-Burlington.). a new stage of vigor within a great current of philosophy. Stuttgart. PABST.Therefore. Frommann-Holzboog. "Conceming Natural Law: The Turn in American Aquinas Scholarship".). This was the perspective adopted for the congress A Panorama of Current Research on Thomas Aquinas. In this special issue of Anuario Filosofico we wish to contribute to the body of knowledge about contemporary Thomism. BUSA. SCM Press. 5 R. PUGH (eds. a pioneering project in its field. but also must 299 . 1974-1980. We are witnessing. London. Index Thomisticus. M. PARSONS. a journal' will present the current state of a school of thought. B.Thomism^. S. Radical Orthodoxy^. 2003.). pp. 3. "Doing What Comes Naturally: Recent Work on Thomas Aquinas and the New Natural Law Theory". The Monist. 407-433. Geneve. S. is available online at http://www. Its last edition. we have adopted a wider perspective than that which is typical in this kind of publication.g. See e.

300 .Navarra from April 25 through 27 of 2005. Adriano Oliva. Fr. presents the history of this text along with the arguments supporting its Thomistic authorship. Thomas Aquinas writes about the past and present of this institution. the latest major unpublished work attributed to St. Einally. Director of the German journal Doctor Angelicus. of the University of St. General Secretary of the International Society of Thomas Aquinas. provides an overview of the diverse contemporary interpretations of St. and with the express permission of Dr. highlights the principal aspects of Thomistic ethics and discusses its contemporary relevance. The first two articles discuss the most widely influential Thomistic institutions. Er. presents the principal advances in historical research conceming Thomas Aquinas. Dr. Finally. President Emeritus of the Pontiflcal Roman Academy of St. Leo J. Elders s.d. Thomas's Metaphysics. Minnesota). describes its character and history. President of the Leonine Commission. Thomas. Fr. Dr. Dr. The following contributions deal with the current stage of Thomistic research in four large topical areas: two historical and two sistematic. editor of the Lectura Romana. describes the interpretations which Thomism has received throughout its history. David Berger. Angel Luis Gonzalez. The third group of contributions have to do with the linguistic analysis and the critical editions of the Thomistic corpus. Abelardo Lobato OP. Enrique Martfnez. Busa. Thomas (St. Paul. Dr. we have included in its place an article signed by Dadda and other notable Italian researchers concerning the scientific legacy of Fr. Due to the lack of a corresponding written text. Luigi Dadda. During the aforementioned congress. Roberto Busa SJ provided a lively description of the history and objectives of the Index Thomisticus. editor of the Corpus Thomisticum.v. We include here the English texts of the principal papers presented at the congress (with one exception that we will mention later). John Boyle. describes the Commission's history and current projects.Fr. Continuing in this third group of contributions. Chair in Metaphysics at the University of Navarra. Dr. Enrique Alarcon.

Marfa Jesus Nicolay. Erik Norvelle. and to Ms. who was in charge of the English translations. we are profoundly grateful to those institutions which collaborated in the organization of the congress itself: the Fundacion Tomas de Aquino. In addition. Enrique Alarcon Associate Editor Departamento de Filosofia Universidad de Navarra E . Tomas of the Fundacion Balmesiana. who formatted the texts. the Instituto Sto.31080 Pamplona (Spain) ealarcon@unav. the Societa CAEL and the Department of Philosophy of the University of Navarra.We wish to express our special gratitude for their assistance to 301 .