Saint Thomas Aquinas Institute for Theology and Culture (ISTAC)

The Institute promotes the renewal of Thomistic theology and philosophy, by means of interdisciplinary research, conferences, artistic projects and publications, in dialogue with contemporary culture and from an interdisciplinary perspective. 



Vacant position

Prof. Michael Sherwin o.p. will take early retirement and leave Fribourg at the end of the Spring semester 2021.

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Don/Doron, SS 2020

First session: the 9th of March 2020. Don/Doron is studied consecutively this semester by the professors of Old and New Testament, philosophy, dogmatic theology, church history, pastoral ministry and religious…

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Doctoral colloquium : Miséricorde, SP 2020, May 8-9, MIS 3016

Each semester, together with the professors of dogmatic and moral theology, the Institute organizes a doctoral colloquium. These colloquia give the doctorants the occasion to present their research and…

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Interdisciplinary instruction

The Institute promotes interdisciplinary instruction in the Dominican theological tradition on doctoral, master and bachelor levels, by organizing "cours transversaux", doctoral colloquia and study days.

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Archives Pinckaers

Administered by the Institute, the Pinckaers Archives were created by the Albertinum, the International Dominican Convent in Fribourg to promote and to diffuse the thought and the work of Servais Pinckaers o.p., professor of fundamental moral theology at the University of Fribourg from 1975  to 2000, as well as to help researchers who want to study his work.

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