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Against Heresies and Other Writings (Hardcover) By Irenaeus of Lyons
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[Hardcover] The complete text of "Against the Heresies," with fragments of other writings. Bishop St. Irenaeus of Lyons wrote his "Against Heresies" ca. A.D. 180, upholding... More > against Gnosticism the Christian rule of faith that he had received. To vindicate the Incarnation against the Gnostics, he described and attacked their principal doctrine, the evil origin of the natural world. Affirming the unity of Old and New Testaments, the goodness of the Creator and the created world, and finally the mystery of divinization whereby human beings are elevated into the divine life, the saint produced an outstanding example of early Christian biblical theology. For Irenaeus, as for the other early Church fathers, the doctrines of Christianity safeguard the confession of God's saving love revealed through His Incarnation as Jesus Christ. Of such work there is no better example than Irenaeus, disciple of Polycarp, disciple of John the Evangelist.< Less
Mariology (Hardcover) By Matthias Scheeben
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[Hardcover] Matthias Scheeben was a nineteenth century theologian whose writing forged a new creative synthesis of the teaching of the Fathers and of the scholastics. Scheeben's work had a decisive... More > influence on later Catholic theologians such as Hans Urs von Balthasar. His primary theme is the nuptial union of God and the created order through the Incarnation, a marriage of heaven and earth that begins in the conception of Christ in the womb of the virgin Mary. Mary, therefore, is the temple in which God and humankind are reconciled. This and all that flows from it and preceded it by way of preparation is the subject-matter of his work Mariology. He draws together the teaching on the Incarnation, on deification, on the Marian dogmas, sacramental theology, and ecclesiology in a truly beautiful work. Originally published in two volumes, the entire work is gathered here in a single volume for the first time. It has been out of print for decades, now made available once more.< Less
St. John of Damascus - Writings (Fathers of the Church vol. 37) By Saint John of Damascus
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[Hardcover] St. John Damascene, among the greatest of the Eastern fathers during the patristic age, produced his work "The Fount of Wisdom" as a summary of Christian philosophy and... More > theology. This volume includes "The Philosophical Chapters," "On Heresies," and "An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith." This classic translation of the saint's magnum opus is now availble in an attractive edition from Ex Fontibus Co.< Less
New Testament and Psalms in Latin and English (Hardcover) By Catholic Church
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[Hardcover, 6"x9"] A beautiful Latin/English parallel edition of the New Testament and the Psalms. The text is the Latin of the Clementine Vulgate and the English of Douay-Rheims Challoner... More > Revision. (Also available in softcover.)< Less
Reality: A Synthesis of Thomistic Thought (Hardcover) By Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
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[Hardcover] Dominican Garrigou-Lagrange was one of the most prominent thomistic theologians of the early and mid-twentieth century. This volume is his attempt to summarize a philosophical and... More > theological worldview of thomism: Interpreting the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas and his successors, reality is seen in light of the central doctrines of the Trinity, of Creation, and of the Incarnation of the Son as Jesus Christ, in Whom humankind is drawn into the intimacy of the inner life of the Triune God. Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange argues on behalf of 24 thomistic theses, which he presents as a lens through which to view salvation, the Sacraments, the Mother of the Redeemer, and the spiritual life whereby the divine image is restored in the soul. This work, which has been out of print for decades, is of interest to any who wish to enhance their understanding of the recent Catholic theological tradition through an acquaintance with this major and often controversial figure.< Less
Grace (Hardcover) By Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange
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[Hardcover] Father Garrigou-Lagrange seeks to synthesize the teachings of St. Thomas with those of St. John of the Cross in this book on the deifying life of grace. He distinguishes the various modes... More > and movements of grace in the spiritual life from conversion to entrance into glory, arguing that all Christians are called to the experience of contemplation.< Less
Treatise on Purgatory By St. Catherine of Genoa
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St. Catherine of Genoa's treatise gives her teaching on the repentant soul's purification by the fire of God's divine love. A beautiful meditation on both the love of God and Christian perseverance.
Callista - A Tale of the Third Century By John Henry Newman
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[Hardcover] Newman's novel of Callista, a young woman in third century North Africa who encounters Christianity, experiences the transformation that it works in her mind and her life, and embraces it... More > and the martyrdom that comes with it.< Less
Long to Love and Memory: Poetry By John Banister Tabb
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The exquisite poetry of John B. Tabb (1845-1909) is rich in technical precision and concise expression. His keen perspective looks carefully around, peers into the depths of the soul, and gazes up at... More > the heights. Little in nature escaped Father Tabb’s notice: flowers; birdsong; the beating of the rain; the passage of sun, moon, and stars; the cycles of the seasons; and the march of the years. Everywhere, he saw reflections and heard echoes of the gamut of human experience—loneliness and companionship, losses and rewards, regrets and hopes, man and God. He expressed the essence of his unique vision in a profusion of small poems. This collection of 244 poems—most of which have no more than eight lines—displays the best of Tabb’s work, gathered into sets that showcase his various approaches to similar topics. With notes to help the reader with unfamiliar words and concepts, Long to Love and Memory brings John B. Tabb’s gems out into the light once more and sets them anew for a new century.< Less
Kyriale Romanum (1961) By Roman Rite
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[Hardcover] Unabridged. Gregorian chant has long transmitted the mystery and majesty of the Catholic liturgical tradition. Newly republished, the Kyriale Romanum of 1961, preserves between its covers... More > an invaluable patrimony of ancient and medieval chants for the Ordinary of the Mass that can be used with both the classical (1962) and modern (1970) Roman Missal. It collects from the Graduale the most frequently-used chant settings throughout the liturgical year, with eighteen mass settings, six credos, and numerous settings for feasts and holy days, including the solemn procession on the feast of Corpus Christi. As Catholics are becoming increasingly aware of and interested in their liturgical heritage, this beautiful and affordably-priced volume is of great value to choir directors, choristers, and laypeople who wish to participate fully in the venerable liturgical tradition of the Roman Rite. (Note: This hardbound edition is excellent for long-term use in choirs and scholas).< Less