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December 2015

It’s not impossible, just very difficult, to glean ‘heresy’ from conduct

A very nice blog on heresy indeed!

In the Light of the Law

My observation that Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is not a “heretic” exposed considerable misunderstanding about the notion of “heresy”. Confusion on this matter should surprise no one, for antinomian times, such as those obtaining now, discourage wider familiarity with certain basic terms of ecclesiastical discourse. Among the comments I have received, some run along these lines: “Just look at everything Abp. Cupich does! If he’s not heretic, no one is!”

Oh dear. Shall we examine this claim in light of what the law actually says?

Three points: (1) “Heretic” is not a term used to describe, say, a prelate who one thinks is doing a bad job, but rather, denotes someone given to “the obstinate denial or obstinate doubt after the reception of baptism of some truth which is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith” (Canon 751). (2) “Heresy” is not a ‘bad attitude’ but a crime

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Raymond of Sabunde

723G   Raymond, of Sabunde, .        d 1436 Theologia naturalis sive Liber creatura[rum] specialiter de homine [et] de natura eius in qua[n]tum homo. :[et] de his qu[a] sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendu[m] seip[su]m [et] Deu[m] [et] om[n]e debitu[m] ad q[uo]d ho[mo]... Continue Reading →

Bibliothecae historicae libri VI, Diodorus Siculus a beautiful (post maybe) Incunablum.

  756G Diodorus Siculus fl. 44 B.C.               Bibliothecae historicae libri VI   [a Poggio Florentino in latinum traductus] [Paris] : [Denis Roce] Venundantur in vico sancti Iacobi sub signo Ensis. (1505-08)                    ... Continue Reading →

Diodorus Siculus: History is more than the recording of wars

Today I will be posting a blog on my current copy of Didorus 756G Diodorus Siculus fl. 44 B.C. Bibliothecae historicae libri VI [a Poggio Florentino in latinum traductus] [Paris] : [Denis Roce] Venundantur in vico sancti Iacobi sub signo Ensis. (1505-08) stay tuned!

For peace, against war: literary selections


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

Greek and Roman writers on war and peace

Diodorus Siculus: Alexander’s first encounter with military glory


Diodorus Siculus
From The Library of History
Translated by C. H. Oldfather

It is fitting that all men should ever accord great gratitude to those writers who have composed universal histories, since they have aspired to help by their individual labours human society as a whole; for by offering a schooling, which entails no danger, in what is advantageous they provide their readers, through such a presentation of events, with a most excellent kind of experience. For although the learning which is acquired by experience in each separate case, with all the attendant toils and dangers, does indeed enable a man to discern in each instance where utility lies…yet the understanding of the failures and successes of other men, which is acquired by the…

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Saint Bonaventure, Opuscula: Strassburg; ( George Husner)] 18 Dec. 1495

  671G Bonaventure, Saint.  1221-1274    Opuscula    Strassburg;[Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (ie George Husner)] 18 Dec. 1495            $ Sold   Two Folio volumes , 111/2 x 8 1/2 Inches     .  Fourth edition  Vol I 1/8, 2-4/6, a8, b-g8/6,... Continue Reading →

Glasgow Incunabula Project update (15/7/14)

This is a great blog!

University of Glasgow Library Blog

Three books from the celebrated press of Nicolaus Jenson feature in this batch of incunabula.

Colophon Colophon from Antoninus Florentinus: Summa theologica. Pars III (1477)

Gratian Gratian (1474)

Originally from France, Nicolaus Jenson worked as a cutter of coinage for the royal mint, and is said then to have studied printing in Mainz. He was subsequently one of the most successful immigrant printers to settle in Venice.  His was the second printing shop to be established in the city (after that of the de Spiras), and his first books appeared in 1470.

Like other early printers, he began by concentrating on producing editions of Latin classical texts and grammars. By 1473, however, an over production of the classics had resulted in a glut and collapse in the Venetian book market. Jenson managed to survive the crisis and stayed in business by forming syndicates with other businesses and by diversifying – moving into…

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A very rare Incunable: Antoninus Florentinus , Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura…

775G  Antoninus Florentinus 1389-1459 Confessionale: Omnis mortalium cura [Italian] Specchio di coscienza. Add: Trattado dell' excommunicazione; Li dieci comandamenti; Credo volgare in prosa; Thomas Aquinas: Orazione la quale diceva quando andava a celebrare; Orazione che si fa dopo la comunione... Continue Reading →

A New COPY :Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis

Physiologia Kircheriana Experimentalis, Qua Summa Argumentorum Multitudine & Varietate Naturalium rerum scientia per experimenta Physica, Mathematica, Medica, Chymica, Musica, Magnetica, Mechanica comprobatur atque stabilitur. Quam Ex Vastis Operibus Adm. Revdi. P. Athanasii Kircheri extraxit, & in hunc ordinem per classes... Continue Reading →

Bees ,Spelling, Gender, Music & all in one book!

Source: Bees ,Spelling, Gender, Music & all in one book!

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