Dr. Christopher Blum, professor of humanities and academic dean at Thomas More College in New Hampshire, will speak about "The Role of the Christian Writer" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 in Palm Beach Atlantic University's Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Rd. in West Palm Beach. The free event is the annual Aquinas Lecture sponsored by the University's Newman Club. Call 561-803-2259 for information.
Dr. Blum was featured in the most recent issue of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture for his paper entitled "The Historian and His Tools in the Workshop of Wisdom." In addition to his essays, Dr. Blum is the editor and translator of two books, The True and Only Wealth of Nations: Essays on Family, Economy, and Society, by Louis de Bonald (Sapientia Press) and Critics of the Enlightenment: Readings in the French Counter-Revolutionary Tradition (ISI Books).
His areas of research are Catholic thought in France from Bossuet to Bonald and religious art and architecture in Europe from 1100 to 1500.
Dr. Blum completed his doctorate and master's degrees in history and philosophy of science at the University of Notre Dame. His undergraduate degree in biology is from the University of Virginia.
The lecture series commemorates the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas (1225 -1274), a university professor and Dominican priest who organized the study of theology in the Summa Theologiae.