By Randall B. Smith
About the author
Randall Smith is Professor of Theology on the collage of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He accomplished his doctorate on the collage of Notre Dame lower than the path of the overdue Ralph McInerny. His articles have seemed in journals resembling The Thomist, Communio, and Nova et Vetera.
“Aquinas was once either preacher and enquirer. Randall Smith’s ultimate ebook takes us toward knowing the connection among those vocations than someone else has performed to date. Aquinas’s sermons exemplify a rhetoric based by means of arts of reminiscence, in order that his listeners’ minds have been expert through Scripture and their wishes concerned with Him of whom Scripture speaks.”
University of Notre Dame
“Randall Smith has written a publication that for a long time has been an pressing desideratum. The sermons of Thomas Aquinas arguably are the main underappreciated and least learn a part of his theological oeuvre. they seem to be a veritable treasure, yet like any actual treasure, short of unlocking. With this wonderful e-book, Randall Smith has eventually supplied an interpretive key that enables us to obtain the treasure of Thomas’s sermons. This well-written publication is a section of rigorous scholarship, a must-read for all scholars of Aquinas's theology, additionally for all who love Christ-centered, biblical preaching, and final yet now not least when you are looking to know how preaching labored on the earth of medieval universities and one of the Dominican preachers.”
Duke collage Divinity School
“St. Thomas is universally referred to as a theologian, yet few humans be aware of that he was once additionally a talented preacher. His sermons symbolize a vital part of his paintings, really illuminating for a greater knowing of his individual and his spirituality. In examining them, one discovers the consistent main issue of a grasp theologian to increase his theology via a pastoral perform tailored to the main humble settings. Professor Randall Smith has completely grasped this goal. His ebook, conscious of and good trained by way of the main up to date scholarship, may also help today’s reader to penetrate extra deeply into this overlooked a part of the Thomistic corpus.”
Jean-Pierre Torrell, O.P.
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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