14 October 2008

Concordantia Missalis and Pelagius and Smoke

Enormous thanks to the correspondent who revealed the existence and usefulness of the Concordantia Missalis. I could create quite a case out of those references.

But ... am I right? ... it doesn't give the sources of the formulae; whether from a Sacramentary or newly composed. Where would I turn for that information?

On another subject entirely ... what the Pelagians thought about grace can be accessed via the de Gratia Christi et de Peccato Originali.

On another subject entirely ... a friend points me to a blog called Holy Smoke, which appears under the pseudonym 'Damian Thompson'. The writer seems to have a dislike of Catholic Anglicans which, in the comments anonymous others have added to his post, becomes almost pathological. He and they appear to be quite sympathetic to at least some of the features of our Holy Father's agenda but to be totally unaware of the long history of sympathy towards Catholic Anglicans shown by Joseph Ratzinger; and, for that matter, by theologians closely in line with Ratzinger's thought such as Aidan Nichols. It would be a sad day for the 'Thompsons' of this world - but a splendid day for Catholic Anglicans - if papa Ratzinger were to give Nichols the See of Westminster.

'Damian Thompson' is a curious pseudonym. It invites speculation about ... but no; perhaps correspondents can unpack its semiology.

3 comments:

gengulphus said...

'it doesn't give the sources of the formulae; whether from a Sacramentary or newly composed. Where would I turn for that information?'

The Ante- and Post-Nicene Fathers, transactions and canons of the General Councils etc. can be consulted on the Ethereal Library site:
http://www.ccel.org/fathers.html
There is a 'search document' facility. But the big drawback (for your purpose) is that the texts are in English.

Certain texts of the Latin and Greek Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers can be consulted on the Bibliotheca Augustana site:
http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~Harsch/augusta.html#la
This presents a whole document on a page, so that searching for a word or phrase is relatively easy.

An advantage of the latter is that it also has an excellent and most accessible presentation of the Tabula Peutingeriana - if you need a bit of light relief:
http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lspost03/Tabula/tab_pe00.html

Gengulphus

Little Black Sambo said...

I think Damian Thompson is a pseudonym for Poison Dwarf.

Gengulphus said...

I think Damian Thompson is a pseudonym for Poison Dwarf.

No. I have met the former, and was at seminary with the latter. They are definitely distinct persons.