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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Translator s John Henry Newman.

Towards the end of the eleventh century Nicetas of Heraclea produces a great number of catenae. Gospel of Matthew Status Editing. In the West, Primasius of Adrumentum in the former Roman province catrna Africa in the sixth century compiled the first catena from Latin commentators.

An important collection of the Greek catenae on the New Testament is that of J. Edited by Pearson, London, ; Amsterdam, The earliest Greek catena is ascribed to Procopius of Gazain the lkke part of the sixth century.

The most famous of aurae medieval Latin compilations of this kind is that of Thomas Aquinasgenerally known as the Catena aurea Golden chain and containing catdna 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 catenae have had less importance attached to them. The third volume moves to the compilation of the writings of the Church Fathers concerning the gospel of Luke. Thomas carefully selected and edited these quotations so that each work would be a united whole.


Edited by Cardinal Mai in Scriptor. Translator s John Henry Puke. 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 zurea Scripture and partly from the more famous ecclesiastical writers; sometimes one writer e.

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. This volume of the Catena Aurea is St. Thomas sheds the light of the Church Fathers on the gospel of Matthew.

Catena (biblical commentary) – Wikipedia

Gospel of Mark Status Editing. From the sixteenth century to catenaa nineteenth, various catenas were published. It is a compilation of the thoughts of the Church Fathers on the four Gospels. See Catholic Encyclopedia article’s bibliography listed in the reference section below.

See also the twenty-eight volumes of aurew Migne commentary in his “Scripturae sacrae cursus completus” Paris, — However no modern editions exist, and there are severe textual problems in editing them. Such collections are not so numerous as the Scriptural or even the dogmatic catenae.

Among the editors of Greek catenae was the Jesuit Balthasar Cordierwho published —47 collections of Greek patristic commentaries on St.

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.


The text of these ancient compilations is often in a dubious state, xurea 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. Wright, de Lagarde, Martin, in Krumbacher, Views Read Edit View history.

Catena Aurea

The second volume of the Catena Aurea is St. Thomas was careful to note his sources. Gregory of NazianzusBasil the Greatespecially John Chrysostom whom all the catenae-makers pillage freely furnishes the material. Nicolai, Paris,3 vols. Retrieved from ” https: He was imitated by Rhabanus Maurus d. 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.

LoofsLeontius von Byzanz, Leipzig, 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.

In a manner uncommon for an author of his time, St. Carena compilations were also made in the Syriac and Coptic Churches. Thomas, the Catena Aurea is a rare aid for studying scripture.