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In this award-winning book, Robert Barron shows how Aquinas’s profound understanding of Christian mystical life animates his writings on Jesus Christ, creation, God’s “strange” nature, humanity (the wonderful hybrid of flesh and spirit), and the divine’s powerful call to ecstasy.
Reviews and endorsements
"Spirituality with spine . . . Barron’s solid and accessible study is itself a fine example of what he admires in his master."
—Michael Downey, America
"Father Barron does a beautiful job of making the writings of Aquinas come alive for today. No kidding, this book makes dozens of other books on spirituality seem merely trendy by comparison. This is one you gotta read."
—The Catechist’s Connection
"Casts a new light on Aquinas, since Barron examines some of Aquinas’s little-known writings on prayer. He leads the reader beyond the technical theological language to the spiritual experience underpinning the writing."
—Review for Religious
"Robert Barron has a genius for identifying and articulating the human sources for our intellectual inquiry . . . Anyone introduced to Thomas in a way that missed his mind and heart will find here a fresh appreciation of his teaching as well as his inner life."
—David Burrell, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame
"A valuable and successful attempt to represent Aquinas in a refreshing and original manner as one of the Christian tradition’s great spiritual masters."