2020 Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture to discuss eternal life

The University of Tennessee at Martin will host the annual Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture on “What is Eternal Life? St. Thomas Aquinas on the Nature of Heaven” at 7 p.m., Feb. 4, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.

Dr. Christopher Brown, UT Martin professor of philosophy, will discuss the relationship between St. Thomas Aquinas, Heaven and the idea of eternal life. Brown received his doctoral degree at Saint Louis University in 2002 and has been teaching at UT Martin for the past 18 years. He has published articles in the “Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association,” “The Thomist,” “The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly” and “Faith and Philosophy.” His forthcoming book, “St. Thomas Aquinas on God and Perfect Human Happiness: Solving Problems Concerning Eternal Life,” will be published by Catholic University of America Press.

Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society whose mission is to recognize and encourage superior scholarship and integrity in all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 127 was founded on the UT Martin campus in 1971 and hosts the Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture each spring.

For more information, contact Brown at 731-881-7471.


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