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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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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.

Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Both before and after, however, the makers of catenae were numerous in the Greek Orient, mostly anonymous, aurwa offering no other indication of their personality than the manuscripts of their excerpts.

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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. Thomas was careful to note his sources. 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.


Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel ljke Matthew. Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St. The Western catenae have had less importance attached to them.

See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Cqtena, — 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 Lluke.

Gospel of John Status Editing. The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke. Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of ljke. He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d.

Gospel of Mark Status Editing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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

Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture. It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels. Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark. Retrieved from ” https: Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Scripture.


Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. This 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.

Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas

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.

Translator s John Henry Parker. The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, and aurda 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.

The like from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St. Views Read Edit View history.