A’Lapide’s famous commentary on the four gospels, translated into English in four volumes. THE GREAT COMMENTARY OF CORNELIUS À LAPIDE: VOLUMES 1 TO 8. CORNELIUS À LAPIDE. TRANSLATED BY THOMAS W. MOSSMAN, B.A. Flemish Jesuit and exegete, b. at Bocholt, in Flemish Limburg, 18 December, ; d. at Rome, 12 March,

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The latter years of his life, however, he seems to have devoted exclusively to finishing and correcting his celebrated commentaries. By the time Mossman graduated inhe had definitely adhered to the latter wing of Anglo-Catholicism. There were Catholics of a like mind.

Due to the literary prominence of Lee and Mossman, who were lapid members, Rome became convinced of the feasibility of the project. Jerome Biblical Guild Forward to a Lapide’s Scripture Commentary The divorce between sanctity and scholarship that has grown ever since the Reformation is perhaps the greatest impediment today to study of the Scriptures or Theology of any kind.

The facts of his biography are, on the surface, fairly simple. An English translation of the complete commentaries was undertaken by the Rev. The divorce between sanctity and scholarship that has grown ever since the Reformation is perhaps the greatest impediment today to study of the Scriptures or Theology of any kind. They explain not only the literal, but also the allegorical, tropological, and anagogical sense of the sacred textand furnish a large number of quotations from the Fathers and the later interpreters of Holy Writ during the Middle Ages.

But the holy see was not uninterested in reunion; they wanted to make sure that all aspects of such a move be directed from the Vatican.

Cornelius a Lapide – Wikipedia

Of the Commentary on the Epistles of Saint Paul he lived to see at least eleven editions. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. He studied humanities and philosophy at the Jesuit colleges of Maastricht and Colognefirst theology for corneliua a year at the University of Douai and afterwards for four years at the Old University of Leuven ; he entered the Society of Jesus on 11 June and, after a novitiate of two years corneliue another year of theology, was ordained a Catholic priest on 24 December Biography portal Catholicism portal Belgium portal.


The complete series, with the Book of Job and the Psalms added by others, was published in Antwerp in and ; in Venice in, and ; in Cologne in ; in Turin in ; in Lyons in to 42,and ; in Malta in to 46; in Naples in ; in Lyons and Paris in cornrlius ; in Milan in ; and in Paris in to His translation was the basis for that of the four gospels which you see before you. My email address is webmaster at newadvent.

Cornelius a Lapide wrote ample commentaries on all the books of the Catholic Lxpide of Scripture, with the exception only of Job and the Psalms. John Hilkert, Akron, Ohio. To ensure that a person, not an automated program, is filling this form, please enter the characters you see in this picture. This article needs additional citations for verification. But while this haven provided physical security, the religious conflict, in the Netherlands and throughout Cornrlius Europe was never far away.

Of the Commentary on the Epistles of St. All-in-all, this is an edition that will go far to open up the riches of lapidf Lapide to the corneius public. He was born at Bocholtin Belgian Limburg. The remainder were edited posthumously, and all of them have been re-edited several times severally and collectively.

So effective was his work that many converts were made by it, and several Anglican and Lutheran theologians adopted and enjoined its use obviously, these were of the high church variety. Moreover, his translation was very nearly perfect. During his professorship at Louvain he liked to spend his holidays preaching and administering the sacramentsespecially at the pilgrimage ccornelius Scherpenheuvel Montaigu.

The year he became an undergraduate, however, John Henry Newman, who had been one of the leaders cirnelius the movement from its inception finally decided to join the Catholic Church. Thus were the origins of the Anglo-Catholic wing of Anglicanism that has survived until our own day. Robert Appleton Company, Among the large number of histories, commentaries, and translations he wrote, the English version of Cornelius a Lapide stands out.

Cornelius a Lapide

This taste of heroism no doubt affected his decision to join the Society of Jesus, seedbed of so many martyrs at that time, not only in the British Isles but as far afield as Japan. For you I have spent my vital and animal spirits; I laoide spend my blood too. For some Anglo-Catholics, as mentioned, the status quo was fine: Categories Menu All Products. The following year he was ordained to the Anglican priesthood, and after serving as a curate in several spots, he was made Rector-Vicar of the Torringtons.


The result was a rather strange ceremony in early Illuminating as this account is in terms of bare facts, there is much left unsaid. Various others, to include Mossman, felt the same way. As with he himself and Mossman, we live in a world of controversy and strife. Cornelius a’Lapide’s Commentary on the Four Gospels.

Track my order s. By its completion inthe new church was the jewel of baroque architecture we know today Pius XI declared it a basilicaand the whole town had been reoriented around it. Unfortunately, the 19th and 20th centuries saw a tragic event which effectively cut off the wisdom of a Lapide from a world ever more in need of it: But the flurry of Anglo-Catholic activity in England during those years led many, including Pius, to believe that the Church of England was, in fact, in the process of catholicizing itself.

But Protestant voices have joined in the appreciation. But for the Protestants, all this commentary was simply to be discarded in favor of cronelius the Holy Ghost appeared to tell the individual.

Anthony Mary Claret was lapidr very fond of his work, and, indeed, the same could be said of many more saints, blesseds, and holy founders. Lee soldiered on, retiring from his parish inbeing received into the Catholic Church inand dying the following year; before this, he destroyed all his files relating to the Order, so that little can be known for sure.

May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Even before departing Flandershe edited the Commentaries in omnes divi Pauli epistolas in and In Pentateuchum On the Pentateuch inboth in Antwerp.

But corneliuz than convert as individuals, such folk thought it necessary to give the Church of England a makeover, catholicize it, and bring the whole country over to Rome en masse. Thus, Dom Prosper Gueranger, O. Van Kasteren, John Peter.