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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Catena (biblical commentary)

Wright, de Lagarde, Martin, in Krumbacher, Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew. The final volume in the Catena Aurea explores the meaning of the gospel of John. The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gazain the first part of the sixth century. Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches.

Catena Aurea

The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae.


In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators. Matthew; the latter scholar edited also similar collections of patristic excerpts aura St. The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, and the authors of most ccatena 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.

See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — Nicolai, Paris,3 vols.

Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae.

It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels. 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 actena name of the author, and with such minor adjustments of catenx to allow the whole to form a continuous commentary.

The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St.

For the Byzantine collections of ethical sentences and proverbs of Stobaeus Maximus Confessor, Antonius MelissaJohannes GeorgidesMacariusMichael Apostolios partly from Christian and partly from pagan sources, see Krumbacherpp.

Source Texts Marietti edition.

Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages akrea the gospel of Mark. The texts are mainly compiled from mainstream authors, but they often contain fragments of certain patristic writings now otherwise lost.


The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion. Thomas quotes from an array of the Latin Catna Fathers as well as quoting from an unexpectedly large number of the Eastern Church Fathers.

Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas

Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Similar collections of Greek patristic utterances were constructed for dogmatic purposes. LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, Gospel of Luke Status Editing.

Translator s John Henry Parker.

See Catholic Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below. He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. Thomas was careful to note his sources. Retrieved from ” https: The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke.