Catalogus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum
In the Latin language. By Johannes Trithemius.
Cologne, Peter Quentell, 1531.
“Catalogus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum” written by Johannes Trithemius is a significant work in the history of bibliography and ecclesiastical history. Trithemius’s dedication to preserving the knowledge of the Church is reflected in the book, which one can translate to “Catalog of Ecclesiastical Writers.”
In this comprehensive catalog, Trithemius lists the works of various ecclesiastical writers, providing information on their contributions to theology, philosophy, and other areas of religious scholarship. The work spans centuries, covering a wide range of authors from the early church fathers to Trithemius’s contemporaries.
Trithemius’s catalog is more than just a mere list. It also offers valuable insights into the intellectual history of the Church. Each entry provides details about the author, including their life, contributions, and the context of their work. The book serves as a reference guide for scholars, historians, and theologians interested in understanding the evolution of Christian thought.
“Catalogus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum also reflects the Renaissance spirit of rediscovering and preserving classical knowledge. Trithemius, known for his interest in cryptography and occult studies, brings a unique perspective to this catalog, infusing it with the intellectual curiosity characteristic of his time.
Although the printing date in 1531 appears to be inaccurate, the significance of Trithemius’s “Catalogus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum” lies in its contribution to the understanding of the development of Christian literature and thought, making it a valuable resource for scholars and researchers exploring the history of the Church.
Size: 206 mm x 158 mm
Pp.: /18/ + 184 leaves.
Binding: Original vellum binding detached from the text block and damaged, with four holes on the panels and spine.
Condition: Signs of aging, wear, and usage. There are wormholes on most pages. The integrity of the text is preserved.
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