St. Dominic and the Dominican Way: The Order of Preachers

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Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Lund-Gill Chair of Theology, Dominican University
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St. Dominic and the Dominican Way: The Order of Preachers

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
Lund-Gill Chair of Theology, Dominican University
(3 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

St. Dominic’s Order of Preachers has given the Church, and the world, some of humanity’s greatest minds.

Renowned saints, theologians, mystics, missionaries, artists, teachers, preachers and a number of notable rascals have been part of the Order since its accidental beginnings in southern France nearly 800 years ago.

Not only is it the only order in the Church specifically founded to preach, it was the first to also replace manual labor with mental work, from the study of scripture, to the vast fields of the arts.

Discover the Order’s Unusual Inception and Influence

With scholar, author and Dominican priest Fr. Richard Woods as your guide, you will unravel the development of the Dominican Order and the lives and work of its most influential members.

Trace the story of Saint Dominic from the beginning, and discover how he and his early followers responded to a perceived need for sound, scripture-based preaching. This free-spirited and dedicated band deliberately took a life of poverty and praye

St. Dominic’s Order of Preachers has given the Church, and the world, some of humanity’s greatest minds.

Renowned saints, theologians, mystics, missionaries, artists, teachers, preachers and a number of notable rascals have been part of the Order since its accidental beginnings in southern France nearly 800 years ago.

Not only is it the only order in the Church specifically founded to preach, it was the first to also replace manual labor with mental work, from the study of scripture, to the vast fields of the arts.

Discover the Order’s Unusual Inception and Influence

With scholar, author and Dominican priest Fr. Richard Woods as your guide, you will unravel the development of the Dominican Order and the lives and work of its most influential members.

Trace the story of Saint Dominic from the beginning, and discover how he and his early followers responded to a perceived need for sound, scripture-based preaching. This free-spirited and dedicated band deliberately took a life of poverty and prayer, while overcoming the opposition of the bishops of the Fourth Lateran Council.

How Tradition and Innovation Come Together

Follow the early spread of the Order through France, Italy, England, and later in Germany with the nuns of the order, the Sisters Preachers. Trace their accomplishments, the changes, and the intellectuals that passed through the order, such as Saint Albert the Great and Saint Thomas Aquinas. See how they survived reform movements along with movements into a “New World”.

Since Dominicans inevitably involved themselves in the controversies of their times, it is not surprising that many of them landed in trouble. From Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart to Pere Lagrange, Yves Congar and Edward Schillebeeckx, pioneering spirits were frequently opposed, and even condemned, only to be exonerated years or centuries after their deaths.

There were, however, truly bad “Bad Dominicans”, the schemers and power brokers and even a royal assassin, who contributed to the shadowy image of Inquisitors and reactionaries that many Christians still associate with the Order.

Always changing, the Order of Preachers has adapted itself to the challenges of post-Revolutionary Europe, the anti-clericalism of the early twentieth century, and the demands of evangelization associated with the Second Vatican Council.

The spiritual heritage, intellectual tradition, and the missionary impulse that sparked the birth and growth of the Order still remain in the lives of the brothers and sisters who continue to preach, teach, and serve wherever they are sent.

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Fr. Richard Woods, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.M. is currently professor of theology at Dominican University in River Forest, IL, where he was honored with the role of Lund-Gill Chair in 2010. Other highlights of his teaching career include his professorship at Oxford University’s Blackfriars Hall and his reception of the Aquinas Scholar title from the Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University.
Having published 13 books and over 100 articles, Fr. Woods’ prolific writing has spanned topics from medieval mysticism to contemporary spirituality; and his penchant for story-telling has led him to publish fictional literature, as well. The religious imagination of the Celts has informed several of his fictional and non-fictional works alike. Often, his writing has come to life in the Irish countryside itself, in the 150-year-old cottage called Dragonthorn that serves as a place of retreat for Fr. Woods.

  • Dominic and His Early Followers
  • The Next Generation
  • Holy Wisdom: Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas
  • The Mystical Revolution
  • Ars Gratia Artis: Dominicans and the Arts
  • Reformers, Prophets, Scholars
  • Bad Dominicans 1: Good Dominicans are Bad Dominicans
  • Bad Dominicans 2: The Bad Bad Dominicans
  • A Whole New World: Dominicans Abroad
  • Disaster, Decline, and Recovery
  • The Twentieth Century: On Shoulders of Giants
  • Dominicans Today

3 reviews for St. Dominic and the Dominican Way: The Order of Preachers

  1. Reviewer

    Good Summary

    This is a good summary of the Dominican order. You can tell that Fr. Woods appreciates his Dominican heritage, but some of his assertions about “Good Bad Dominicans” are not always kosher with official Church teaching. That being said, I enjoyed the CD set otherwise and learned a lot.

  2. Sue Pixley, San Rafael, CA USA

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    Overview of Dominican history through the centuries

  3. Susan P., CA

    2018 Summer Survey

    Wonderful summary of Dominic and Dominican spirituality

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