Just a reminder that we are still accepting entries for our Summa Giveaway until the night of Thursday, January 27. The winner will be drawn on Friday, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. You can read the original post for more details, or you can
click here to fill out an entry form.
A copy of The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by A. G. Sertillanges, O. P. (Catholic University of America Press, 1987) is an ideal gift for someone beginning graduate studies. It is worth reading cover to cover – and more than once – but even opening it at random will give the reader something worth mulling over. As evidence, the fruit of a few entirely random openings right now:
From page 135:
The more precious an idea is, the less it matters where it comes from. Train yourself to indifference about sources. Truth alone has a claim, and it has that claim wherever it appears. As we must not swear allegiance to anyone, so still less must we disdain anyone; and if it is not expedient to believe everybody neither must we refuse to believe anyone who can show his credentials.
From page 63:
But carried too far, silence in its turn has a disturbing effect; when all a man’s powers are intensely concentrated on his thinking, he easily loses his balance, his vision of the way; a diversion is indispensable to the life of the brain; we need the soothing effect of action.
From page 150:
Choose your books. Do not trust interested advertising and catchy titles. Have devoted and expert advisors. Go straight to the fountainhead to satisfy your thirst. Associate only with first-rate thinkers. What is not always possible in personal relations is easy, and we must take advantage of it, in our reading. Admire wholeheartedly what deserves it, but do not lavish your admiration. Turn away from badly written books, which are probably poor in thought also.
What you must do to enter the Giveaway:
- Fill out an entry form.
- The entry form will ask you to select an entry method – for each entry you need to do one of four things:
- Indicate a new title you’d like to see published by NovAntiqua
- Provide a link to a post on your blog that mentions (and links to) this giveaway
- Subscribe to the NovAntiqua.com blog by e-mail or in a feed reader using the links on the NovAntiqua.com sidebar, or
- “Like” NovAntiqua on Facebook
- Each person may submit up to four entry forms – one per entry method above.
- One winner will be chosen if there are 1 to 100 entries; an additional winner will be chosen for every 100 entries after the first 100.
- Each winner will receive one (1) volume of the NovAntiqua edition of the Summa Theologiae, as specified on his or her winning entry form.
- Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., Central Time, on Jan. 27, 2011.
- Winner(s) will be chosen by random-number-generated drawing on January 28 and notified using the e-mail address provided on the entry form.
- The winner(s) will have until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 1 to respond to the notification e-mail. If no response is received, the entry is discarded and another winner will be drawn.
Click here to fill out an Entry Form.
The winner has been drawn and notified; if no response is received, the entry will be discarded and another winner drawn on Feb. 2.
Forty-three pages of text in Volume IV were disarranged, some of them pretty significantly (pp. 228-270). This happened, ironically enough, during the process of proofing the text and making minor corrections. I know how I made the keystroke; I’m not sure how I missed the consequences until last night.
That said, we’ve already sent off a corrected text for reprinting. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be available on Amazon.com immediately; the misprinted copies are also being removed from Amazon. My estimate is that the corrected text will be available in a week.
Now, for those who purchased a misprinted copy of Volume IV:
- Mail page 228 of your copy to me (yes, I mean take a pair of scissors to your book – no photocopies, scans, photographs, or other electronic copies)
- Include your mailing address
- And we will ship a copy of the corrected edition to you after it becomes available.
We have no access to Amazon.com’s customer list, so if you don’t mail us page 228 (and include your mailing address!), we have no way to track you down.
We are very, very sorry for the inconvenience.
The address to send p. 228 to isNovAntiqua PO Box 50621 Nashville, TN 37205
It is here at last – Volume IV of the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Latin-English Edition, is now on the digital shelves of Amazon.com.
Volume IV contains the second part of the Prima Secundae – Questions 71-114. These questions cover the
- Treatise on Habits in Particular, continued
- Evil Habits, i.e., Vices
- Treatise on Law
- Treatise on Grace
This volume is 640 pages, and it has a list price of $25.95 (eligible for Free Super-Saver shipping).
Work on Volume V is underway. We anticipate that the Secunda Secundae will be divided into three volumes due to the length of St. Thomas’s Treatise on Justice. Volume V will contain the Treatise on the Theological Virtues and the Treatise on Prudence. Volume VI will cover the Treatise on Justice and the Treatise on Fortitude. Volume VII will contain the Treatise on Temperance, the Treatise on Gratuitous Graces, and the Treatise on the States of Life.
We have been getting a lot of inquiries lately regarding the bi-lingual Summa project. And small wonder… it’s about time we posted an update.
Well, the news is that volume 4, comprising I-II, qq. 70-114, is well underway, and should be appearing in December of this year (2010).
We thank you for your inquiries and patience. It is truly humbling and encouraging to find out that so many are interested in the project. Thank you all so much for your support.
Your patience has been rewarded – Volume III of the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Latin-English Edition, is now available at Amazon.com.
Volume III consists of the first part of the Prima Secundae – Questions 1-70. These questions cover the
- Treatise on the Last End
- Treatise on Human Acts: Acts Peculiar to Man
- Treatise on the Passions
- Treatise on Habits
- Treatise on Habits in Particular
- Good Habits, i.e., Virtues
This volume is 756 pages, and it has a list price of $25.95 (eligible for Free Super-Saver shipping!).