Romanus Cessario, OP, is a fellow of the Pontifical Academy of Saint Thomas Aquinas and a professor of theology at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous books, including Theology and Sanctity (2014), Introduction to Moral Theology (2013), A Short History of Thomism (2005), and Christian Faith and the Theological Life (1996).
Thomas and the Thomists, a new volume in the Mapping the Tradition series, serves as an introduction to the life of Aquinas, the major contours of his teaching, and the lasting contribution he made to Christian thought. Romanus Cessario and Cajetan Cuddy also outline the history of the Thomist tradition—the great school of Aquinas’s interpreters—from the medieval era through the revival of the Thomist heritage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This volume affords its readers a working guide to understanding the history of Aquinas and his expositors as well as to grasping their significance for us today.