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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Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Uarea. The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae.

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Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. Matthew; the latter scholar edited also similar collections of patristic excerpts on St. Source Aueea Marietti edition. Views Read Edit View history. See Catholic Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below.

The final volume in the Catena Aurea explores the meaning of the gospel of John. Gospel of Mark Status Editing. Gospel of John Status Editing.

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He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. Translator s John Henry Parker. 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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Cateena and Privacy Policy.


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Translator s John Henry Newman. Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew. This volume of the Catena Aurea is St.

Nicolai, Paris,3 vols. The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material.

Thomas quotes from an array of the Latin Church Fathers as well as quoting from an unexpectedly large number of the Eastern Church Fathers. 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.

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. From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, various catenas were published. Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor. The Catena Aurea is one of St. Thomas was careful to note his sources.

Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole. LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, Wright, de Lagarde, Martin, in Krumbacher, The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St.

The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gazain the first part of the sixth century.

Similar compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches. In a manner uncommon for an author of his time, St. See also the twenty-eight volumes of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark.


It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels.

In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled auera first catena from Latin commentators. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Retrieved from ” https: The text of these ancient compilations catenq 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.

However no modern editions exist, and there are severe textual problems in editing them. Gospel of Luke Status Editing. The cqtena are mainly compiled from mainstream authors, but they often contain fragments of certain patristic writings now otherwise lost.

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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 carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion. Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture. As a gloss of the Gospels containing quotations from the Church Fathers of both the East and the West, arranged and selected by St.