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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 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.

©2013 Paul Murray (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jj
  • 02-26-15

The Veil of is Torn.... he is indeed a Saint

Would you listen to Aquinas at Prayer again? Why?

yes, because it gave me a new insight into Aquinas and showed the Heart behind the all to well known head. He was a mastermind in philosophy, but this book connected the dots to his deep inner spirituality and relationship with the Lord that was truly eye-opening

What other book might you compare Aquinas at Prayer to and why?

There are none that compare, all other works about Aquinas divorce his head from his heart and this is tragic

Which scene was your favorite?

When he goes thorough in detail his composition of the "O Salutaris Hostia" and breaks it down showing the depth of love and reverence Aquinas had for Our Lord and his deep sensitivity to His Real Presence in the Eucharist.

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Inspiration... wonderful narration

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This book is absolutely captivating and I can't wait to listen to it a second time.

Which character – as performed by Paul Murray OP – was your favorite?

The authors narration is one of the best I have ever heard. Its a rare gift when the author can actually read the book with such precision and eloquence. Bravo!

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Fantastic!

You really don’t know Aquinas until you’ve read this book. This book gives you a real glimpse into just who Saint Thomas really was, and instead of a cold logician we find a man whose heart burns with a deep and ardent love for God.

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I wish Paul Murray would write and narrate more...

I come back to this book almost daily. The narration is artful and the cadence of the narrator matches the subject matter perfectly. Paul Murray offers a masterful study in a warm, devotional style.

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Great analysis!

This audiobook is a great exploration of St. Thomas Aquinas' prayers. For best enjoyment of the audiobook you should have a written copy of The Aquinas Prayer Book to follow along.

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Excellent

The best book on Aquinas, the person behind the philosophy and theology of the Summa.

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  • Peter
  • 02-23-21

Theology and spirituality

A fascinating look at the spirituality of Aquinas, whose reputation is as the most rational theologian.
I'm interested in Catholic theology and spirituality but know little about either. Books on these subjects are hard to find on Audible so I was delighted to find this book that covers both.
I thought the authorship question was a bit academic and could have been dealt with more briefly. I have the impression the author is a scrupulous researcher but didn't feel these passages were necessary.
The author's narration is excellent. His delivery is confident and he speaks from the chest (many non-actor author-narrators are too nasal). His Irish accent is lyrical.

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  • Mr D J Jenkinson
  • 01-18-21

Just brilliant

A great book by a great author on one of the great saints. A joy to hear Fr Murray narrate too!