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Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
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Bilingual (Latin/English) Hardcover Editions of Aquinas -- Update — thomistica As many readers will already know, The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine, headquartered in lovely Lander, Wyoming, still nurtures the ambition -- with the help of Divine Providence and the support of Thomists (and other people who still read books) -- of publishing the Complete Works of the Angelic Doctor in a uniform, hardcover, bilingual edition. Lest this sound like an absurd prospect, it seemed a good time to issue a reminder of the volumes already produced (and ALWAYS in print!) as well as volumes currently in production or in the final stages of editing. (These volumes are available at Amazon either singly or as sets: the Summa theologiae; the Matthew & John; the Pauline letters.) Of these, the one closest to completion is the Job commentary, which we are very excited about. (1) We have a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete a translation of Book IV of Aquinas's Sentences commentary, with introduction and notes.

Beta versions of Thomas's Summa and NT scriptural commentaries The people behind The Opera Omnia Project are working on a number of translations of Thomas's works, including recent printings of the Summa theologiae and Thomas's New Testament commentaries. To that end they have constructed a web application that they use to create the English translations, entering them side-by-side with the Latin text. Jeremy Holmes, on the contributors, graciously provided me with the URL to this web app, encouraging me and others to peruse it—provided we all take note that it is in beta. Hope on over to and take it for a spin. As this time the Summa and the NT Biblical commentaries are online. In an e-mail Dr Holmes also provided an update on what the Project has been doing of late: Perhaps those who work at institutions with libraries capable of making standing orders might want to press for one for this worthy project.

New Scholastic books The old Scholastic manuals of the first half or so of the twentieth century are often hard to find, though fortunately many are now being made available again by Editiones Scholasticae, Wipf and Stock, and TAN Books, as well as by public domain reprint publishers like Kessinger, HardPress, and Literary Licensing. Still, many remain out of print, and many have never been translated into English. For some reason, the large older manuals of Catholic dogmatic theology seem harder to find than the philosophy and moral theology material. Fr. Kenneth Baker has undertaken the project of translating Joseph Dalmau’s mammoth Sacrae Theologiae Summa (or Summa of Sacred Theology), originally published in 1955, into English. It is being published by Keep the Faith, which puts out The Latin Mass magazine. The manual was originally published in four volumes, but given its great length Fr. IA Introduction to Theology. IB On the Church of Christ. IIA On the One and Triune God IIIA On the Incarnate Word.

Thomas Aquinas, «De unione Verbi incarnati» Summary: This volume contains the first publication in book form of an English translation of Thomas Aquinas’s controversial disputed question De unione Verbi incarnati. This disputed question is a remarkable portal into the Angelic Doctor’s theology of the hypostatic union, which is recognized as an area in which Aquinas forged some of his most original and penetrating articulations of the Christian faith. In the De unione Verbi incarnati Aquinas presents in five articles material that occupies more than eighteen questions in the third part of the Summa theologiae. The attribution of an esse secundarium to Christ, in the fourth article of the De unione, has been the object of intense debate, for it seems to contradict the account of the Summa. In addition to Professor Nutt’s English translation, the volume includes the critical Latin text published by Barbara Bartocci, Klaus Obenauer, and Walter Senner, as well as a substantial introduction.

The Aquinas Institute | For the Study of Sacred Doctrine Francisco J Romero Carrasquillo | Universidad Panamericana - AOS: Aquinas, Arabic Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy of Religion. AOC: History of Philosophy, Logic, Ethics/Bioethics, Philosophy of Religion. I am especially interested in the intersection between medieval philosophy (esp. Aquinas, his sources and influence) and philosophy of religion / religious studies (Islam, Judaism, Christianity), in particular issues concerning the relation and interaction of philosophical and religious thought in the period of transition from late medieval Arabic thought (Al-Ghazali, Averroes, Maimonides) to the Latin West (Albert and Aquinas). Other areas that I find myself fascinated by are modern scholasticism, philosophy of science, political theory, and contemporary analytic philosophy. I'm also passionate about my family, baseball, volleyball, and the electric bass. more AOS: Aquinas, Arabic Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy of Religion. AOC: History of Philosophy, Logic, Ethics/Bioethics, Philosophy of Religion. Supervisors: Patrick Lee, Richard C. less

Catholicism, Evolution, and Divine Revelation: A Second Look Fr. Michael Chaberek's carefully researched and argued book Catholicism and Evolution examines how the magisterium of the Catholic Church has dealt with Darwin and the subsequent theories of evolution Detail from "The Creation of Adam" [1508-12] by Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel [Wikipedia] "Can he who made the ear, not hear? Can he who made the eye, not see?” — Psalm 94. "Unfortunately, a significant number of the most influential theologians treat the issue as if evolution were already an established ‘dogma’. "The truth is that the Church was actually the first thing that ever tried to combine reason and religion. Fr. The first two chapters of the book present the understanding of Darwin and evolution in the century and half from when Darwin’s works first appeared. Chaberek is careful to acknowledge the differing theories of evolution and the corresponding degrees with which theologians agreed or disagreed with it and on what grounds. This book then is not an “anti-scientific” book.

New Downloadable PDF Collection (External Links) As of late, I have been searching the internet for downloadable PDFs of works relevant to Thomism and to pretty much anything else related to traditional Catholic thought. Below is what I've found so far. Highlights include much of St. Thomas' Leonine Edition and lots and lots of works by Fr.

Early Church Fathers - Additional Works in English Translation unavailable elsewhere online Early Church Fathers - Additional Texts Edited by Roger Pearse These English translations are all out of copyright, but were not included in the 38 volume collection of Ante-Nicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. What's New? Introduction The Western Text of the Acts of the Apostles, translated from Codex Bezae Polycarp (Ps.) Fragments from Victor of Capua Aristides the Philosopher The Apology Irenaeus The Proof of the Apostolic Preaching Hermias the Philosopher Derision of Gentile Philosophers Anonymous The "Marcionite" prologues to St. English translation The "Anti-Marcionite" prologues to the Gospels English translation Origen On Prayer Philocalia Dionysius of Alexandria Letters Newly discovered letters to Popes Stephen and Xystus Methodius of Olympus On Leprosy Eusebius Pamphili of Caesarea Chronicon Book 1 - translation from Petermann's modern Latin translation Introduction by Robert Bedrosian Book 1 - translation direct from Armenian Commentary on the Psalms On Psalm 51 (52) (excerpt) English translation