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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From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, various catenas were published. The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Catena Aurea on Luke – Patristic Bible Commentary

Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae. The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gazain the first part of the sixth aureea. Gospel of Mark Status Editing. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark.

The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”. Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture. Similar collections of Greek patristic utterances were constructed for dogmatic purposes. It is a compilation of aaurea thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels.


Source Texts Marietti edition. The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke.

Catena Aurea

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.

Nicolai, Paris,3 vols.

He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. Matthew; the latter scholar edited also similar collections of patristic excerpts on St. The texts are mainly compiled from mainstream authors, but they often contain fragments of certain patristic writings now otherwise lost. Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Scripture.

Luie sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew. In a manner uncommon for an author of his time, St. Gospel of John Status Editing. The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

Translator s John Henry Parker. Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae. 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 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lyke 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.

See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus lkke Paris, — Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor. Gospel of Luke Status Editing.

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.

See Catholic Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below. 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.

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. Gospel of Matthew Status Editing.