First English Translation of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Theologia Moralis

 

Mediatrix Press is pleased to announce we are nearing completion of the first volume of the eagerly awaited translation of St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Theologia Moralis, or Moral Theology.

St. Alphonsus is the Church’s moral doctor. His work, bringing together the commentary of the moral theologians of his day, holds the middle ground between rigorism and laxism.

The first volume will contain books 1 – 3, covering Conscience, then Law, followed by sin, and then the Theological Virtues.

In each article, St. Alphonsus begins with the commentary of Henry Busembaum, a Jesuit whose work the saint highly favored, and combines with it the commentary of all the moral theologians, dividing opinions into the more probable, less probable, and even those that are erroneous or must be avoided, citing St. Thomas Aquinas most frequently throughout.

The first volume is expected out in February. More details will be forthcoming.

We need to raise funds, however, to complete this project. A lot of work goes into the Translation as well as the editing and layout. The first volume will have approximately 600 pages, and the other volumes much more.

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$100 = The entire set on Ebook and one volume.

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$1,000 = The Entire set on ebook and in paperback

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***Current Status***

Volumes are where the books will appear in the English edition:

Volume I:
Book 1 (Conscience, Law); Book 2 (Sin); Book 3 (Virtue);
Editing for Publication

Volume II:
Book 4 (Ten Commandments);
Translating

Volume III:
Book 5 (On particular precepts dealing with clergy); Book 6 (Sacraments in General, Baptism – Marriage).
Praxis Confessari
Volume IV:
Book 7 (Censures: excommunication, suspension, irregularity, etc.)
Examination of those to be Ordained; Epitome of Moral and Canonical Doctrine from the works of Benedict XIV
Decrees of the Roman Pontiff and their Bearing on Moral Theology,
The Index of Forbidden Books, select questions

On Councils – Bellarmine

On Councils
St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.
Translated by Ryan Grant

Pre-order Only the volume on Councils:
$18.99 Discount: $15.99

Pre-order On the Church (Opera Omnia vol. 2)
Containing: On Councils, On the Church Militant, On the Marks of the Church
$27.99 discount: $21.99

Mediatrix Press continues its work to publish St. Robert Bellarmine’s Theological works in English for the first time. We are pleased to announce that On Councils is nearly completed.

St. Robert Bellarmine began his doctrinal writings on the Word of God, to show that Scripture is not a judge of controversies since it is not a self-interpreting book. But if Scripture is not a judge of Controversies, then who is? Christ—except that Christ is not on earth as He was during his earthly ministry, so how does he judge controversies? Through his vicar, which is the subject of On the Roman Pontiff, to show how the Pope judges controversies and that he is the visible head of the Church. Moreover, what is the Church that the Pope is over? This is the subject Bellarmine begins with in dealing with Councils.

What is a Council? What is its authority? What kind are there? Which Councils were general (ecumenical) Councils, and which ones were particular? What makes a Council valid? How authoritative are their teachings? What are their uses? All this and arguments against the Protestant conception of Councils, in his normal manner of quoting the Protestant argument exactly, and refuting it from Scripture, the Fathers, Tradition and reason.

We are preparing this to be the second volume of the Opera Omnia of St. Robert, combining it with On the Church Militant and On the Marks of the Church which have already been published. We will, however, release On Councils as a stand-alone work for those who have already bought these volumes. You can pre-order by following the links above, and help support the final editing of these volumes.