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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Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae. Thomas carefully selected and aureq these quotations so that each work would be a united whole.

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. The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of 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.

Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, various catenas were published.


Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark.

See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, The Western catenae have had less importance actena to them. Similar collections of Greek patristic utterances were constructed for dogmatic purposes. Edited ctena Cardinal Mai in Scriptor. The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”.

Nicolai, Paris,3 vols.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. Gospel of Mark Status Editing. Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches. Matthew; the latter scholar edited also similar collections of patristic excerpts on St.

Catena (biblical commentary)

Gospel of Luke Status Editing. An important collection of the Greek catenae on the New Testament is that of J. Source Texts Auea edition.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Kuke collections of ethical sentences and proverbs of Stobaeus Maximus Confessor, Antonius MelissaJohannes GeorgidesMacariusMichael Apostolios partly from Christian and partly from pagan sources, see Krumbacherpp. The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St. 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.

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Retrieved from ” https: Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators.


Catena Aurea

LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Scripture. The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

However no modern editions exist, and there are severe textual problems in editing them. 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. Gospel of John Status Editing. Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae.

Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas

The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke. Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St.

The final volume in the Catena Aurea explores the meaning of the gospel of John. The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, and zurea 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.