This is an eight volume set. The volumes contain the following 1.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 1-9 and Introduction on the Gospels 2.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 10-21 3.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 22-28 and Marks Gospel... show more
This is an eight volume set. The volumes contain the following 1.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 1-9 and Introduction on the Gospels 2.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 10-21 3.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Matthew 22-28 and Marks Gospel 4.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide Luke's Gospel 5.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide John 1-11 6.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide John 12-21 and Saint John's Epistles 7.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide I Corinthians 8.The Great Commentary of Cornelius a Lapide II Corinthians and Galatians This is a photographic reprint of the original to insure accuracy of reproduction. The dignity, usefulness, and majesty of Scripture are so great that it surpasses the books of all philosophers and theologians, both Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, as much as Divine surpasses human wisdom. For Scripture is the Word of God. It is the very utterance of God, by means ot which God enunciates His wisdom to us, and points out to us the way to virtue, health, and eternal happiness. S. Augustine asserts that" Sacred Scripture is an Encyclopedia of all the sciences. Here is Natural Philosophy, because all the causes of all creatures are in God, the Creator. Here is Moral Philosophy, because a good and honest life is derived from no other source than the love of God and our neighbour as they ought to be loved. Here is Logic, because Truth and the Light of the rational soul are God. Here is Political Science, for a really flourishing State can neither be founded nor preserved except upon the foundation, and by the bond of faith, and firm concord, when the common good of all is loved: that is to say, when God is loved above all things, and when men love one another in Him, and for His sake." After an interval he adds, "By the Scriptures depraved minds are corrected, little minds are nourished, great minds are delighted. The only minds which are hostile to this doctrine are those which either by going astray know not its healthfulness, or being sick dislike its medicine." Sacred Scripture is the art of arts, the science ot sciences: it is the Pandora of Wisdom. In our own time, S. Theresa, a woman endowed with the spirit of prophecy, and renowned throughout all Spain for the glory of her miracles, and the sanctity of her life, was taught by God that all the troubles of the Church, all the evils in the world, flow from this source, that men do not, by clear and sound knowledge, and serious consideration, penetrate into the verities of Sacred Scripture. See Franciscus Ribera in her Life. S. Basil says, “Holy Scripture is the universal depository of medicine for the cure of souls. From it everyone may select the remedy which is salutary and appropriate for his own disease."