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Volume VII Now Available

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Now listed on Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.esAmazon.fr, and Amazon.it.

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.

Available From: Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.deAmazon.esAmazon.frAmazon.it.

  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Page Count: 620 pages
  • Dimensions: 7×10″
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985622664
  • List Price: $24.95 / £14.95 / EUR 18.95
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Volume VI Now Available

SummaVI_Cover

Now listed on Amazon.comAmazon.co.ukAmazon.de,
Amazon.esAmazon.fr and Amazon.it.

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

This volume contains Questions 57-140 of the Secunda Secundae, and consists of the following:

  • Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues, continued
  • On Justice
  • On Fortitude

This is the sixth volume of what will be a complete Latin-English edition of the Summa.

NovAntiqua Summa now available on Amazon.co.uk

We are pleased to announce Volumes I-V of the NovAntiqua Summa Theologiae are now available on Amazon.co.uk, and all are eligible for free Super Saver Delivery within the UK.

Volume I: I, q. 1-64
– List price £16.95

  • Treatise on Sacred Doctrine
  • Treatise on the One God
  • Treatise on the Most Holy Trinity
  • Treatise on the Creation
  • Treatise on the Angels
Volume II: I, q. 65-119
 – List price £15.95
  • Treatise on the Work of the Six Days
  • Treatise on Man
  • Treatise on the Conservation and Government of Creatures
Volume III: I-II, q. 1-70
 – List price £16.95
  • 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
Volume IV: I-II, q. 71-114
 – List price £16.95
  • Treatise on the Habits, continued
  • Evil Habits, i.e., Vices
  • Treatise on Law
  • Treatise on Grace
Volume V: II-II, q. 1-56
 – List price £16.95
  • Treatise on the Theological Virtues
  • Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues
  • On Prudence

Volume V of the Summa Is Now Available

Volume V of the Summa

It has arrived – Volume V of the Summa Theologiae of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Latin-English Editionis now on the digital shelves of Amazon.com.

Volume V contains the first part of the Secunda Secundae – Questions 1-56. These questions cover the

  • Treatise on the Theological Virtues (Faith, Hope, and Charity)
  • Treatise on the Cardinal Virtues (Prudence)

This volume is 636 pages, and it has a list price of $25.95 (eligible for Free Super-Saver shipping).

Work on Volume VI is underway. We anticipate that the Secunda Secundae will be divided into three volumes due to the length of St. Thomas’s treatment of Justice. Volume VI will cover Justice and Fortitude. Volume VII will contain Temperance, the Treatise on Gratuitous Graces, and the Treatise on the States of Life.

Summa Vol. IV has arrived

Summa Vol. IVIt 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.

 

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.

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).

NovAntiqua’s January Debut

We are proud to announce that January 2009 will mark the official debut of NovAntiqua in the world of books.

Our first title to hit the presses was a literary sensation when it was initially released in 1895, and it is regarded as a classic a century later.

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Henryk Sienkiewicz’s work Quo Vadis deftly weaves together history and fiction, capturing the birth of the Christian Church in the midst of the decadence and cruelty of first-century Rome. He tells a story of lust, of love, of conversion and transformation, and of the cost of following One who asks only everything, even life itself.

This volume presents the classic English translation of Jeremiah Curtin, the translation in which Quo Vadis received its recognition in the English-speaking world, and the translation in which generations of readers have had their introduction to Nero’s Rome.

Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916) was a Polish author and journalist who won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature for his “outstanding merits as an epic writer.” Quo Vadis was and remains his most sought-after work, achieving great popularity within his lifetime and still noted for its depiction of Rome under the rule of Nero.

Stay tuned for our announcement that Quo Vadis is available for purchase.

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