THE WISDOM OF CATHOLICISM by Anton C.- Ed. Pegis

THE WISDOM OF CATHOLICISM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology made from the richness of Catholic literature, literature for the most part which belongs to the world. Here we find extracts from St. Augustine's City of God, from Boethius' The Consolation of Philosophy; from the writings of the ancients-St. Anselm of Canterbury, St. Bernard of Clairaux; from the classicists such as Thomas Aquinas, Thomas a Kempis, Petrarch, Dante; The Parson's Tale by Chaucer; The Ballade of Our Lady by Francois Villon; Erasmus. Then approaching more nearly modern times, we find Cardinal Newman's Apologia Pro Vita Sua, and Encyclicals from some of the famous Popes, Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius XI, Pope Pius XII. Among the contemporaries in literature we read Sigrid Undset, Hilaire Belloc, Christopher Dawson, Jacques Maritain, Gilbert Chesterton. There are other Catholic saints --St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Bonaventure, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross. The anthology offers great variety, -- religious experience, inspiration, teaching, learned theological treatises, simple, candid expressions of faith. It is astonishing that such a compilation has not previously been available.

Pub Date: July 28th, 1949
Publisher: Random House