Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.
The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal is delighted to announce the winner of the 2011 Charles Cardinal Journet Prize, On the Last Day: “The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed: General Resurrection in St. Thomas Aquinas and the Christian Response to Death" by Fr. Bryan Kromholtz, O.P.
To the question: When will the resurrection of the dead occur? St. Thomas Aquinas consistently taught that the resurrection will occur when Christ returns at the end of the world, for everyone at the same time. In this, Thomas highlights the theological significance of human persons' connections with Jesus Christ, with the created world, and with one another. In On the Last Day, Fr. Kromholtz explains how Thomas’s attention to these three dimensions (Christ, cosmos, and community) anticipates many current concerns and can contribute to a better understanding of resurrection for today, one that more fully accounts for the Christological, corporeal, cosmological, and ecclesiological aspects of eschatology.
Fr. Kromholtz holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He is Regent of Studies of the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus (Western USA) of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), and is a member of the Order's Permanent Commission for the Promotion of Studies. He is Assistant Professor of Theology at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA.