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8 - I Have Seen the Lord

Thomas’s Protreptic Prologue to His Commentary on the Gospel of John

from Part Two - Thomas Aquinas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 February 2021

Randall B. Smith
Affiliation:
University of St Thomas, Houston
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One of Thomas’s most elegant and most philosophically profound prologues was one of his last: the prologue to his Commentary on the Gospel of John, crafted during his second regency at Paris (1268–1272). The entire prologue was structured around a single sentence from Isaiah 6:1: “I saw the Lord seated on a throne high and lofty, and the whole earth was full of his majesty, and the things that were under him completely filled the temple” (Vidi dominum sedentem super solium excelsum et elevatum, et plena erat omnis terra maiestate eius, et ea quae sub ipso erant, replebant templum).

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Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Scholastic Culture of Medieval Paris
Preaching, Prologues, and Biblical Commentary
, pp. 173 - 197
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • I Have Seen the Lord
  • Randall B. Smith, University of St Thomas, Houston
  • Book: Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Scholastic Culture of Medieval Paris
  • Online publication: 05 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108893084.011
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  • I Have Seen the Lord
  • Randall B. Smith, University of St Thomas, Houston
  • Book: Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Scholastic Culture of Medieval Paris
  • Online publication: 05 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108893084.011
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  • I Have Seen the Lord
  • Randall B. Smith, University of St Thomas, Houston
  • Book: Aquinas, Bonaventure, and the Scholastic Culture of Medieval Paris
  • Online publication: 05 February 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108893084.011
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