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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LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, The most famous of the medieval Latin compilations of this kind is that of Thomas Aquinasgenerally known as the Catena aurea Golden chain and puke excerpts from some eighty Greek and Latin commentators on the Gospels.

Nicolai, Paris,3 vols. It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels. Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. An important collection of the Greek catenae on the New Testament is that of J. The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, and the authors of most 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.

Wright, de Lagarde, Martin, in Krumbacher, Thomas quotes from an array of the Latin Church Fathers as well as quoting from an unexpectedly large number of the Eastern Church Fathers. The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gaza luuke, in the first part of the sixth century.


Gospel of Luke Status Editing. Thomas was careful to note his sources. Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole. He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. Translator s John Henry Parker.

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In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators. Aure, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture. The final volume in the Catena Aurea explores the meaning of the gospel of John. The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

The Western catenae have had less importance attached to them. Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St.

Source Texts Marietti edition. Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, However no modern editions exist, and there are severe textual problems in editing them. Gospel of Mark Status Editing.

Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches. Gospel of John Status Editing. Retrieved from ” https: Translator s John Henry Newman. Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor.

Catena Aurea

The Catena Aurea is one of St. As a gloss of the Gospels containing quotations from the Church Fathers of both the East and the West, arranged and selected by St.

Catnea using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke. 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.

The texts are mainly compiled from mainstream authors, but they often contain fragments of certain patristic writings now otherwise lost. See Aurda Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below. 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.

Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. This volume of the Catena Aurea is St.

In a manner uncommon for an author of his time, St. Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. Both before and after, however, the makers of catenae were numerous in the Greek Orient, mostly anonymous, and offering no other indication of their personality than the manuscripts of their excerpts.