St. Thomas Aquinas: Master Theologian and Spiritual Guide

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St. Thomas Aquinas: Master Theologian and Spiritual Guide

  • Aquinas Institute of Theology
12 Lectures (5 Discs) Including Electronic Study Guide
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Let one of the greatest theologians in the history of Christianity be your spiritual guide.

St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (1224–1274) towers in the history of Christian thought as a mystic, spiritual master, theologian, philosopher, teacher, and preacher. Along with St. Augustine, his synthesis of Christian teaching and exposition of the truth of the Catholic faith remains unsurpassed in Western Christianity.

Now, to make his core teachings accessible, we are delighted to bring you a remarkable professor, Fr. Donald Goergen, O.P. Through 12 powerful conferences, you will explore the key themes of his thought, especially in his Summa Theologiae (or Summa Theologica). You will derive spiritual direction from his balanced way of thinking. You will explore such insights of Aquinas’s thought as creation, the search for human happiness, the life of the moral/intellectual virtues, the life of charity, Christ and the sacraments of the Church, and the life of the blessed in heaven.

Aquinas was an intellectually curious thinker unafraid to change his mind, a man of bold and innovative insights deeply committed to the Catholic tradition. His theology flows as much from his life of prayer as it does from intellectual acumen. Whatever your level of familiarity with Aquinas’s thought, you will find great insights under the guidance of distinguished professor, Fr. Goergen. You will treasure this course.

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1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
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3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • A Medieval Context: A Holy Teaching
  • God Is: Aquinas’s Theocentrism
  • Degrees of Participation and Presence
  • Analogy or How to Talk About God
  • Divine Providence, Grace, and Freedom
  • God, The Triune Creator
  • Why Evil? Why Suffering?
  • The Virtue of Faith
  • Charity, Love, and the Gifts
  • Contemplation and Prayer
  • Jesus Christ and the Humanity of God
  • From the Cross of Christ to Eternal Happiness
About Your Presenter

Donald Goergen, O.P., Ph.D., is a Dominican priest, teacher, lecturer, and author. He has published many articles and ten books in the areas of Christology and Christian Spirituality. His most recent book was Fire of Love: Encountering the Holy Spirit. He has taught, lectured and given retreats in Asia, Africa, and throughout North America. He was previously Provincial for the Dominican Friars of the Central Province as well as President of the Dominican Leadership Conference.

He co-founded the Dominican Ashram, a contemplative Dominican community and ministry of prayer, in which he lived for nine years. He previously taught and currently teaches at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO, where he is also prior of the formation community. His doctorate is in systematic theology, his dissertation on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and his current interests include contemplative traditions, East and West, the evolution of consciousness, and the thought of Thomas Aquinas as a spiritual master. Among other honors awarded him, he is the recipient of the 2010 Yves Congar Award from Barry University in Miami.

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Customer Reviews (3)
great content but hard to follow
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I would give this course 5 stars for content, but 1 or 2 for quality of presentation. The lecturer uses so many connective words and side comments that I had trouble following the content. I have had to listen to the course several times to be able to follow what the lecturer is saying. But I am glad I put in the time because I now have a better fundamental grasp of Aquinas. Review by Bob (Posted on 8/15/2016)
An engaging and accessible introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas.
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An engaging and accessible introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas, whose theology and metaphysics can be challenging to an ordinary layperson like me. The course presents good historical context and biographical information, then moves through the highlights of his theology in a way that leaves the listener feeling confidently prepared for further study of Aquinas, and with an appetite for such further study.
Review by Stephen (Posted on 11/23/2015)
good introduction
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I am just about finished with these cd's. I never had a course in Aquinas, and, as a Catholic clergy, have always felt a little deficient in that regard. The positive outcome of listening to this course is that Aquinas isn't as much a stranger as before. Necessarily, the course does not go into a lot of depth, but gives a good overview of the structure of his Summa Theologica and his arguments about the nature of faith, grace, human freedom. Review by tk (Posted on 8/14/2013)
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