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Summa Volume II Available on Amazon.com

Summa Volume II

We are pleased to announce that the Second Volume of the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Latin-English Edition is now available on Amazon.com.

The English translation that the NovAntiqua edition utilizes is the translation of the Dominican Fathers of the English Province, often known as the “Benziger,” after its first U.S. publisher. The translation is the most widely used English translation, appreciated for its overall faithfulness to the Latin of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The text is arranged in a parallel-column format, Latin on the left and English on the right.

This volume contains Questions 65-119 of the Prima Pars, and consists of the last three treatises of the Prima Pars:

  • Treatise on the Work of the Six Days
  • Treatise on Man
  • Treatise on the Conservation and Government of Creatures

This is the second volume of what will be a complete Latin-English edition of the Summa. The first volume, containing Q. 1-64 of the Prima Pars, is already available on Amazon.com.

Summa Update

summa_vol_ii_coverThe second volume of NovAntiqua’s Latin-English edition of the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas is on the way, but we’re still in the final stages of proofing, so it won’t be up on Amazon.com until after Easter.

We’ll keep you posted and let you know when it’s available!

Update: We’re happy to announce that Volume II is now available on Amazon.com.

“Look Inside!” available for Vol. I of the Summa

Summa Look InsideBut, unfortunately, we’re not sure that this is an asset at the moment as the page-views of Volume I of the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas that Amazon.com has posted right now are terrible (they look like grainy photocopies of photocopies) and not at all representative of the actual quality of the book.

We hasten to assure everyone that actual printed text is crisp and clear, and we are communicating with Amazon.com to try to improve the quality of their “Look Inside!” images.

That said, we are excited that the the opportunity to search inside the text of a parallel translation of Questions 1-64 of the Summa is now available, though the poor quality of the images right now does compromise the search results.

A New Latin-English Summa

Latin-English EditionA copy of the complete Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas is a must-have for any Catholic theologian, theology student, priest, or seminarian, and it’s a great work to have on the shelf for anyone with an interest in theology or philosophy.

It would seem obvious, then, to create an edition that:

  • Presents the Latin of St. Thomas alongside a classic English translation,
  • Consists of fewer than ten volumes,
  • Is affordable for the average individual, not just the average institution.

Until now, though, the only Latin-English edition of the Summa consisted of 60 volumes with varying translations – and a price tag of $39.99 for each volume or nearly $2,000 for the set.

NovAntiqua is pleased to announce that we are stepping in to fill the gap:

Volume One of the Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas: Latin-English Edition is now available on Amazon.com with a list price of $24.95. Volume One contains Questions 1-64 of the Prima Pars, or in other words, covers roughly the first half of the first part of the three-part work.

To put this into perspective, this one volume presents the questions that the first nine volumes of the 60-volume set cover.Summa Vol. 1 Page

The English translation that the NovAntiqua edition utilizes is the translation of the Dominican Fathers of the English Province, often known as the “Benziger,” after its first U.S. publisher. The translation is the most widely used English translation, appreciated for its overall faithfulness to the Latin of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The text is arranged in a parallel-column format, Latin on the left and English on the right.

This is, of course, just the first volume of what will be a complete Latin-English edition of the Summa. We anticipate that the second volume, covering the second half of the Prima Pars – Questions 65-119 – will be available by Easter.

Quo Vadis now available on Amazon.com

QuoVadisCoverGet an Amazon.com gift certificate for Christmas? Looking for a good read to launch the new year – one that grips the imagination, informs the mind, and challenges the soul? Well, look no further:

Quo Vadis, the first title to be released by NovAntiqua, is now available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis is a work of fiction that makes vividly present the time of the first martyrs of Rome. Sienkiewicz strives for historical accuracy, drawing on documents of the time – writings of the Roman historians Tacitus, Pliny the Elder, and Suetonius – but far from a dry history-book account, Quo Vadis is a story of living, breathing men and women.

Sienkiewicz lifts Nero from being a name on an ancient page and captures the emperor’s grotesquely immature self-centeredness. He brings out the shock that the early Christian Church was to the Roman empire – the clash between a religion of love and self-denial that called on its followers to love even their enemies, and a culture that put aesthetics and self-fulfillment at the center of life.

Quo Vadis is not peopled with plaster saints, however. Sienkeiwicz does not gloss over the agonizing choices that confronted the early Christians, nor the suffering and death that was the birth of the Church in Rome. Alongside the suffering, though, he reveals the grace that undergirded and overshadowed these heroic men and women – grace that did not eliminate pain and suffering, but transformed it and those who bore it.

Quo Vadis is available from Amazon.com, and it’s eligible for Free Super Saver shipping (combined with other eligible items for a total greater than $25).