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Catena Aurea - 8 Volumes
By St. Thomas Aquinas
The latter 20th century and early 21st century has seen a revival of interest in the biblical commentary of the Church Fathers. During the 13th century the western Church experienced a similar revival of interest in the Church Fathers, with many eastern texts being translated from Greek to Latin for the first time, and thereby becoming available to a wider public. There was also an increasing hunger for access to the original message of Scripture as understood by early Christians, and to this the Church Fathers hold the key.
It was Pope Urban IV who commissioned St. Thomas to compile the 'Catena' to make readily available to the academic public an orthodox patristic commentary on the Gospels.
Probably the greatest commentary ever done on the Gospels!
The Oxford Movement was the catalyst for this English translation by Blessed John Henry Newman, a cardinal, in 1841.
The 'Catena' manifests an intimate acquaintance with the Fathers of the Church and provides an excellent complement to the modern attempts to understand how the Fathers read scripture.
Total Pages: 2,834
Eight softcover volumes - not sold separately