Catena Aurea COMMENTARY ON THE FOUR GOSPELS, COLLECTED OUT OF THE WORKS OF THE FATHERS BY S. THOMAS AQUINAS. Title Page: CATENA AUREA: COMMENTARY ON THE FOUR GOSPELS COLLECTED OUT OF THE WORKS OF THE FATHERS: VOLUMES 1 TO 4. CATENA AUREA: COMMENTARY ON THE FOUR GOSPELS COLLECTED. Catena Aurea — Luke (chs. ) [St. Thomas Aquinas] on *FREE * shipping on qualifying offers. Aquinas’ collection of Patristic marginal. The Catena on St. Luke differs from those on the three other Gospels, in its more frequent citations from the Greek writers. For besides the Commentaries of S.

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However no modern editions exist, and there are severe lhke problems in editing them. Thomas quotes from an array of the Latin Church Fathers as well as quoting from an unexpectedly large number of the Eastern Church Fathers.

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The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, and the authors of cxtena of them are unknown; one of the principal difficulties in their use is the uncertainty concerning the correctness of the names to which the excerpts are attributed. The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches. Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew. Finally, in response to homiletic and practical needs, there appeared, previous to the tenth century, a number of collections of moral aueea and paraenetic fragments, partly from Scripture and partly from the more famous ecclesiastical writers; sometimes one writer e.

Thomas organizes the texts cagena that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark. Gospel of Luke Status Editing.


See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — A catena from Latin catenaa chain is a form of biblical commentary, verse by verse, made up entirely of excerpts from earlier Biblical commentatorseach introduced with the name of the author, and with such minor adjustments of words to allow the whole to catrna a continuous commentary. Retrieved from ” https: Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor.

The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. Gospel of Mark Status Editing. The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”. The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St.

Matthew; the latter scholar edited also similar collections of patristic excerpts on St. An important collection zurea the Greek catenae on the New Testament is that of J. Source Texts Marietti edition.

The Western catenae have had less importance attached to them. Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture.

Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat This volume of the Catena Aurea is St. Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole.

Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St. They were used at the Council of Chalcedon inat the Fifth General Council inalso apropos of Iconoclasm in the Seventh General Council in ; and among the Greeks such compilations, like the exegetical catenae, did not cease until late in the Middle Ages.

Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, Both before and after, however, the makers lke catenae were numerous in the Greek Orient, mostly anonymous, and offering no other indication of their personality than the manuscripts of their excerpts.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. See Catholic Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below. The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning catna gospel of Luke.

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The most famous of the medieval Latin compilations of this kind is that of Thomas Aquinasgenerally known as the Catena aurea Golden chain and containing excerpts from some eighty Greek and Latin commentators on the Gospels. From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, various catenas were published.

Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the cattena.

Translator s John Henry Parker. Wright, de Lagarde, Martin, in Krumbacher, lhke Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae. He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d.

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Nicolai, Paris,3 vols. Gospel of John Status Editing. Thomas was careful to note his sources. As a catwna of the Gospels containing quotations from the Church Fathers of both the East and the West, arranged and selected by St. Similar collections of Greek patristic utterances were constructed for dogmatic purposes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Catena Aurea is one of St. In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators.

LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gazain the first part of the sixth century. In a manner uncommon for an author of his time, St.