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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

Developments around NovAntiqua

As our major site redesign (granted, a redesign less visible from the blog) indicates, NovAntiqua is still moving forward, and we have some exciting things underway.

First of all, we expect Volume VI to be out in just a few weeks – we know it’s been a long wait!

Second – possibly even more exciting – the completed volumes of our Summa will very soon be available in Europe via Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.deAmazon.es, Amazon.fr, and Amazon.it. We will be posting the links to the volumes when they are live in the next week or so.

Third, we’ve added a page to the site, Beyond NovAntiqua – Events, with a calendar of conferences, seminars, courses, calls for papers, etc. that may be of interest to our readers. If you would like to alert us to an event that isn’t on our calendar, please drop us a line at mail[at]novantiqua.com.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support of our work!

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.

 

So, where are we anyway?

To any readers who have come here and been wondering if we’ve quit the commentary:

No, we haven’t.  But my wife Heidi and I have been busy for a while.  The doctoral dissertation needed some immediate attention, and we’re both preparing for an interstate move and for my new job.  So posting has been, and will continue to be sparse.  I will not be able to compose many new posts, but I do intend to continue posting once a week or so, putting up things that I have already written.  Once the doctoral dissertation is finished, I will perhaps return to the frequency with which I started.

The bilingual Summa project is continuing, but we’re not sure we’ll meet our original goal of August 15th for volume 3 (I-II, q. 1-70).

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.

Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis

quovadischurchIn Volume II of The Church’s Year of Grace, Pius Parsch notes that the stational church for today, Monday of Holy Week, was originally the church commonly known as Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis – the Church of Domine Quo Vadis.

The station originally was the Church “de fasciola,” which according to an old legend took its origin from an incident during St. Peter’s flight from Rome at the time of Nero’s persecution. This is the story. The apostle had come to the first milestone on the Appian Way when the bandage (fascia) covering his foot-wounds (due to prison chains) became loose. Suddenly the Lord appeared to him. Peter asked, “Domine, quo vadis? (Lord, where are you going?)” Jesus answered, “I go to Rome, to be crucified again.” Ashamed, Peter returned to the city.

This is, of course, the story that provided the inspiration and the title for Henryk Zienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis.

The station for Monday of Holy Week was moved in the tenth century to its current spot  – Santa Prassede.

The site for the  Canons Regular of St. John Cantius has an excellent article about the ancient tradition of observing the stational churches.