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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Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew. This page was last edited fatena 26 Septemberat Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole. Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. 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, Translator s John Henry Parker. Gospel of Mark Status Editing. As a gloss of the Gospels containing quotations from the Church Fathers of ctena the East and the West, arranged and selected by Lu,e.

Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St. Translator s John Henry Newman. The texts are mainly compiled from mainstream authors, but they often contain fragments of certain patristic writings now aurrea lost.


Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae. Thomas was careful to note his sources.

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.

The third volume moves to the auera of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke.

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. 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. The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

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 form a continuous commentary.

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Views Read Edit View history. Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Scripture. Gospel of Matthew Status Editing.


Finally, in response to homiletic and practical needs, there appeared, previous to the tenth century, a number of collections of moral sentences and paraenetic fragments, partly from Scripture and partly from the more famous ecclesiastical writers; sometimes one writer e.

Retrieved from ” https: Thomas quotes from an array of the Latin Church Fathers as well as quoting from an unexpectedly large number of the Eastern Church Fathers. lukee

The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St. The Catena Aurea is one of St.

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The final volume in the Catena Aurea explores the meaning of the gospel zurea John. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”.

aurfa By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae.

Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches.