I’m writing from the 62nd annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Atlanta, Georgia. This morning I presented one of the two papers I am slated to deliver at the meeting. The paper, “Doting Thomists: Evangelicals, Thomas Aquinas, and Justification,” was well-received. The room, which fit about 100, was standing room only. I brought 50 copies of the paper, and they were snapped up quickly.
What a delight it is to be here with so many of my Evangelical friends. Because I have not given a formal paper at ETS since 2006 (In 2007 I participated in a panel discussion on my book, Defending Life), and thus before I had returned to the Catholic Church, I was overwhelmed by the welcoming spirit I encountered this morning as I delivered my paper.