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This is the first part of the ninth volume of a new parallel Latin-English edition of the Summa Theologiæ of Saint Thomas Aquinas being produced by NovAntiqua.
We are taking the unprecedented step of releasing the first part of Volume IX before we complete the second part. We will be releasing Volume IXb, as well as Volume IX as one complete volume, once the second part is finished.
We have several reasons for releasing Volume IXa now. First, it covers Questions 60-90 of the Tertia Pars, and so ends where St. Thomas Aquinas’s own manuscript of the Summa Theologiae ended at his death. Volume IXb will begin with the first question of the Supplementum, the text of which is based on Aquinas’s Commentary on the Sentences. Second, while the work on what is now contained in Volume IXa was done, the work on the Supplementum is much more involved. The digital files of the Latin are rough and require far more editing than was necessary for the previous volumes, especially given our standard of continuing to faithfully present the Latin of the Leonine edition of the Summa.
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 60-90 of the Tertia Pars, and consists of the beginning of the Treatise on the Sacraments. It contains the discussion of The Sacraments, in General; Baptism; Confirmation; the Eucharist; and the beginning of Penance.
This is the first part of the ninth volume of what will be a complete Latin-English edition of the Summa.
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- Format: Trade Paperback
- Page Count: 550 pages
- Dimensions: 7×10″
- ISBN-13: 978-1727160727
- List Price: $19.95