Let one of the greatest theologians in the history of Christianity be your spiritual guide.
St. Thomas Aquinas OP (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, OP. 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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