Francis J. Caponi, O.S.A.

Rev. Francis J. Caponi, O.S.A. is a native of Philadelphia. He received his bachelor’s degree from Villanova University in 1983, his master’s degree from the Washington Theological Union in 1989, and his doctorate from Harvard University/School of Divinity in 2000. He has taught systematic theology at Villanova for the last decade. He has published essays in The Thomist, the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Dante Studies, and Horizons, and authored the chapter on Karl Rahner in Partakers of the Divine Nature: The History and Development of Theosis/Deification in the Christian Traditions [2007].

Articles by Francis J. Caponi, O.S.A.

Ontoluminescence: Bright God and Brilliant Creatures in Thomas Aquinas

“The discussion of the beautiful occupies a marginal place in Thomas’s work.”

Such a premonishment is very nearly de rigueur for essays on the theme of beauty in the works of Thomas Aquinas.