Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism and Poetry

Paul Murray


Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism and Poetry

Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism and Poetry

  • Title: Aquinas at Prayer: The Bible, Mysticism and Poetry
  • Author: Paul Murray
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  • Page: 419
  • Format: Kindle Edition



Aquinas at Prayer draws attention to important aspects of Aquinas s life and work which have been all too often overlooked or forgotten Today Aquinas is almost exclusively regarded as an outstanding scholastic philosopher and theologian But what is little known is that Aquinas was, first and last, a teacher of the Bible a Master of the Sacred Page Moreover there is aAquinas at Prayer draws attention to important aspects of Aquinas s life and work which have been all too often overlooked or forgotten Today Aquinas is almost exclusively regarded as an outstanding scholastic philosopher and theologian But what is little known is that Aquinas was, first and last, a teacher of the Bible a Master of the Sacred Page Moreover there is a distinctly mystical character to his theology And, as a writer, he was not only a poet but, arguably, the greatest Latin poet of the Middle Ages.The primary focus of this most engaging new book is to explore the question of Aquinas s own practice of prayer and his teaching on prayer in his commentaries on the Psalms and St Paul The book is strengthened by quotations from Aquinas in fresh translations.


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Yeah, so this started out as my book to read during Advent and wound up turning into the book I read through Advent and the Christmas season.I few things bugged. Near the beginning of the book, Murray goes at great length to argue against another scholar and her view that Aquinas did not write a certain prayer. It ended with the point that there has since been more historical evidence that said scholar would not have had access to. Seriously?The book is meaty, and probably not written for me! I [...]

This book shows a different side of St. Thomas Aquinas. His keen intellect eclipses his passionate love for God in the perception of most people, but this book shows us that he was a humble mystic as well as a great scholar. Evidence is given through prayers he has written, his scripture commentaries, and his poetry. I've loved St. Thomas since I read Chesterton's book on him, but this book has made me appreciate him all the more.


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