December 2, 2022

AMU Provost’s New Book Widely Acclaimed

AMU Communications

Dr. Roger Nutt Launches New Book on Anointing of the Sick

Dr. Roger Nutt, provost and professor of theology at Ave Maria University, recently launched his new book, To Die Is Gain: A Theological Re-introduction to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for Clergy, Laity, Caregivers, and Everyone Else.

Since the launch, Catholics across academia have been reacting to the book, raving about its impact and relevance to the faith.

“This is the best book on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick that I’ve read. Prof. Nutt is a great scholar, but he writes with a clarity and practicality that pastors and lay readers will appreciate. This is probably the most neglected and misunderstood of the seven sacraments, which makes this book all the more valuable. Read this book, and your gain will be incalculable.”
—Dr. Scott Hahn, Renowned Theologian and Christian Apologist, Chair and Professor of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville

To Die Is Gain dives into a deep analysis of Anointing of the Sick, seeking to awaken a greater understanding and appreciation for the sacrament. In the book, Dr. Nutt examines cultural perceptions of dying, death, and burial, and talks of how the sacraments received during the Last Rites highlight the great dignity of the human person and the depth of Christian hope.

The National Catholic Register published an article—written by Fr. Roger Landry—extolling Dr. Nutt’s new book. “To Die Is Gain is a very timely and helpful resource,” said Landry, who was appointed National Eucharistic Preacher by the U.S. bishops. “[Dr. Nutt] provides us with an easy-to-read, clear, and theologically accurate primer on the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. . . . [His] book is an important reading for every Catholic this November.”

Nutt is the author of many other works on Christology and sacramental theology, and is also co-director of the Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at AMU. Shortly after the launch, he gave a talk for the University’s Hail Mary Lecture Series, where he spoke about his book and its contents on Anointing of the Sick.

“Dr. Nutt is a theologian of first-class caliber. Deeply rooted in Scripture, the theology of St. Thomas, and with a great love of Jesus Christ, Dr. Nutt’s writings and teachings demonstrate how, the more the faith is understood, the more meaningful it becomes.”
—Dr. Michael Dauphinais, Chair and Professor of Theology at AMU

The University is very proud of Dr. Nutt, and takes this opportunity to congratulate him for his new book and meaningful contributions to the field of theology and Catholic apologetics. If you would like to support the work of AMU’s faculty and staff, such as Provost Roger Nutt, you can join the Annunciation Circle, a community of members who support Ave Maria.



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