D. Aurelii Augustini Tam in Vetus Quam in Novum Testamentum Commentarii, Ex Omnibus Eiusdem Lucubrationibus Per Ioannem Gastium and D. Aurelii Augustini Commentariorum, Ex Omnibus Eiusdem Lucubrationibus Collectorum Tomus Secundus, in Novum Testame In Two Volumes

By: Augustine, Saint; Augustinus; Gast, Johannes, editor

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Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A beautiful and hard to find two volume set of the great Saint Augustine's commentaries on the Bible, both the old and the new Testaments. In handsome full leather bidings with red morocco spine labels. In very nice condition. The books are octavos measuring 8.5" x 6." Pagination is [28], 332 ff and 436, [1] ff (so, 56, 664 and 872, 2 pages) The first volume has the index at the front. The books look to have been handsomely rebound in the 20th century in full leather with 4 raised bands to the spine, gilt and red spine labels. Bindings have minimal wear and internally very firm. Renewed end papers. Vol. I has some humidity marks on the last few leaves, otherwise clean and unmarked, just some normal foxing and age. Vol. II has some staining on the title page and some worming at the first few and last few leaves, mostly in the margins, at the front slightly affecting the headers and just touching the first line of text. Otherwise the books are clean and unmarked, really quite fresh and lovely for volumes over 470 years old. There is old Renaissance library marking on the top edges (books were not shelves spine out as they are today) , which adds to the visual appeal of the books and shows that they have been together for a very long time, although they were not issued as a set, per se, and it is not unusual to see them sold separately. OCLC 14563372 and OCLC 19552036. Interestingly the editor, Johannes Gast, a Lutheran theologian (1501-1552) , was acquainted with the famous Faust and claimed to have seen his body after Faust died…and also was one of the sources of the story that Faust died as a result of his pact with the Devil. Gast was an editor for many printers in Basel and his edition of Augustine was immediately appreciated as important, being cited by Gesner in 1545 and by Lycosthenes in 1551. Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) needs no introduction. He was one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin church, and his writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity. Augustine's interpretation of Scripture, along with his method of interpretation, set up the church for the next thousand years. Some have said that Western theology is simply "a series of footnotes to Augustine." He once said that the "New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New." He was remarkably original in biblical exegesis, taking as a guiding principle for the revelation of Scripture: "the letter kills, but the spirit gives life." He thought it was possible to see many truths in the revealed text, but it was not possible to assert exactly which truth the sacred author had in mind. The Holy Spirit leads us into all truth and therefore knows every aspect of the truth contained in the text. "It is a wonderful and beneficial thing that the Holy Spirit organized the holy Scripture so as to satisfy hunger by means of its plainer passages and remove boredom by means of its obscurer ones." Augustine's clear, thoughtful words remind us of the beauty and joy of creation and the humility required to be part of it; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1536 pages

Title: D. Aurelii Augustini Tam in Vetus Quam in Novum Testamentum Commentarii, Ex Omnibus Eiusdem Lucubrationibus Per Ioannem Gastium and D. Aurelii Augustini Commentariorum, Ex Omnibus Eiusdem Lucubrationibus Collectorum Tomus Secundus, in Novum Testame In Two Volumes

Author Name: Augustine, Saint; Augustinus; Gast, Johannes, editor

Categories: Religion - Bible Study, Religion - Theology, Religion - Patristics, Incunabula & Early Printed, Language -- Latin,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Venice, Vincent Vaugris: 1543

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10721

Keywords: Biblical Studies Augustine Augustinus Scripture Bible Patristics,