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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.

Gospel of Luke Status Editing. Source Texts Marietti edition. However no modern editions exist, and there are severe textual problems in editing them. Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St.

Gospel of Mark Status Editing. Translator s John Henry Newman. From the sixteenth century to the nineteenth, various catenas catsna published.

In a manner uncommon for an catenx of his time, St. Between the seventh and the tenth centuries Andreas Presbyter and Johannes Drungarius are the compilers of catenas to various Books of Scripture.

Catena Aurea on Luke – Patristic Bible Commentary

He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. See also the twenty-eight aurra of the Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels.


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. 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.

Catena (biblical commentary)

The oldest of these dogmatic compilations, attributed to the latter part of the seventh century, is the “Antiquorum Patrum doctrina de Verbi incarnatione”. Similar collections of Greek patristic utterances were constructed for dogmatic purposes.

Gospel of John Status Editing. Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae.


This volume of the Catena Aurea is St. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberwurea Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor.

Thomas catdna careful to note his sources. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province of Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators.

The most famous of the medieval Latin compilations of this kind is that of Thomas Aquinasgenerally aruea as the Catena aurea Golden chain and containing excerpts from some eighty Greek and Latin commentators on the Gospels. Thomas organizes the texts so that it is clear what the Church Fathers thought about different passages in the gospel of Mark.


The Western catenx have had less importance attached to them. Cramer Oxford, —44online at archive. An important collection of the Greek catenae on the New Testament is that of J.

ulke 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.

The carelessness of copyists, the use of ” sigla “, contractions for proper names, and the frequency of transcription, led naturally to much confusion.

Catena Aurea

Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. As a gloss of the Gospels containing quotations from the Church Fathers of both the East and the West, arranged and selected by St. Translator s John Henry Parker.

The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St. LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, The quotations from the Church Fathers show the complexity of this beautiful gospel, guided into a unity of thought by the mind of St. The Catena Aurea is one of St. Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole.