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This is the seventh volume of a new parallel Latin-English edition of the Summa Theologiæ of Saint Thomas Aquinas being produced by NovAntiqua.
It is the hope of those responsible for this edition, that having the original Latin text and a respected English translation side by side will not only give those who are not ready to tackle the of Saint Thomas unaided access to his own words, but will inspire them and assist them in their pursuit of this language. They will likely discover, as many have before them, that Thomas is more easily understood in the tongue in which he wrote than he is in any other.
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 Latin used is that of the Leonine edition. There are, however, some brief passages (rarely more than a sentence) that appear in the Leonine edition of the Latin that do not appear in the Dominican Fathers’ translation. In those cases, we insert an English translation of the phrase in question, and the insertion is bracketed and marked with a footnote. Likewise there are some phrases that appear in the English translation that do not appear in the Leonine; in those cases we track down a Latin edition containing the phrase and insert it, also bracketed and footnoted.
The text is arranged in a parallel-column format, Latin on the left and English on the right.
This volume contains Questions 141-189 of the Secunda Secundae, and consists of the following:
- Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues, continued
- On Temperance
- Treatise on the Gratuitous Graces
- Treatise on the States of Life
This is the seventh volume of what will be a complete Latin-English edition of the Summa.
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- Format: Trade Paperback
- Page Count: 620 pages
- Dimensions: 7×10″
- ISBN-13: 978-0985622664
- List Price: $24.95 / £14.95 / EUR 18.95