Catena Aurea

Front Cover, 2016 M09 30 - 490 pages
This is volume one of a five volume effort, by one of History's greatest commentator's on the Gospels. This work is written for one who does have a fluid knowledge of philosophy, not alone Thomas Aquinas. What this accomplishes is to provide a modern version of the Catena Aurea-Golden Chain in today's verbiage and related issues, while in keeping with the flow and content of the original. Aquinas is one who regardless of your placement on your spiritual journey. Aquinas is the basis for so much of what we have come to regard as dogma. Mathew's size demands that we provide it in two books.All commentators, have been noted in Bold, with their respective cited treatise is italicized. Added 60 additional footnotes regarding variant Proper Nouns. Added 1400 lines of End Notes, of coordinated references, of the other variant Church Fathers who have also remarked on the Scriptures, housed in the ANF, NF and PNF Series. The Latin phrases/text cited have been translated into English.

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Thomas Aquinas, the most noted philosopher of the Middle Ages, was born near Naples, Italy, to the Count of Aquino and Theodora of Naples. As a young man he determined, in spite of family opposition to enter the new Order of Saint Dominic. He did so in 1244. Thomas Aquinas was a fairly radical Aristotelian. He rejected any form of special illumination from God in ordinary intellectual knowledge. He stated that the soul is the form of the body, the body having no form independent of that provided by the soul itself. He held that the intellect was sufficient to abstract the form of a natural object from its sensory representations and thus the intellect was sufficient in itself for natural knowledge without God's special illumination. He rejected the Averroist notion that natural reason might lead individuals correctly to conclusions that would turn out false when one takes revealed doctrine into account. Aquinas wrote more than sixty important works. The Summa Theologica is considered his greatest work. It is the doctrinal foundation for all teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

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