St. Thomas Aquinas – Our Most Important Theologian [Reading Guide]

January 25, 2018


St. Thomas Aquinas
Introductory Reading Guide



2) Read Aquinas’s Sermons

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”1928832105″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”228″] Randall Smith suggests starting to read Aquinas’s work with his sermons:
A good place to begin for someone who isn’t used to reading medieval disputed questions is to begin with any of Thomas’s “sermon-conferences” on the Apostle’s Creed, the Hail Mary, the Our Father, or the Ten Commandments. All of these were meant for an educated audience of non-specialists. They are not “dumbed down.” Thomas still challenges his listeners to think and think deeply. But they’re less technical than the Summa or Thomas’s commentaries on Aristotle.
A solid English translation of these sermons is found in the book:
[easyazon_link identifier=”1928832105″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Aquinas Catechism: A Simple Explanation of the Catholic Faith by the Church’s Greatest Theologian[/easyazon_link]


English Translations are also freely available online:

(Summa Theologica)