Thomas Acquinas - Divi thomae aquinatis, in beati Ioannis apocalypsim expositio - 1549

Thomas Acquinas - Divi thomae aquinatis, in beati Ioannis apocalypsim expositio - 1549
Religion, Theology - Quantity: 1 - Book

Florantia (Florence), Lorenzo Torrentino, 1549. octavo. Modern vellum without title on spine. Old owner's inscriptions on first blank pages.Ownership stamps at frontpage and end paper. An excellent, clean and fresh copy, with only very minor occasional spots. (16), 654, (82) pp.

Editio princeps of Thomas Aquinas' highly important commentary on the Apocalypse of John, which at the time of Aquinas was considered perhaps the most important part of the Bible. The Apocalypse of John constitutes the last book of the Bible and the only thoroughly apocalyptic text of the New Testament it presents a vision of the end of time and of God's victory over evil and was - especially in the Middle Ages - an extremely popular part of the Bible, which in itself inspired much medieval art. Thomas Aquinas, being the most important and influential bible commentator of his time, came to profoundly influence the way that the Bible - including the Apocalypse - was interpreted throughout the Middle Ages and well into the Renaissance. Aquinas wrote many influential bible commentaries, and his “On the Apocalypse of St. John" was of foundational character to his interpretation of The New Testament. “The Old Testament leads us out of myth into history but the New Testament passes from the historical Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles, through the wisdom of the Epistles, to close once more in the great myth of the Apocalypse. Adams: A-1494.

Lot details
Number of Books
Religion, Theology
Author/ Illustrator
Thomas Acquinas
Book Title
Divi thomae aquinatis, in beati Ioannis apocalypsim expositio
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Laurentium Torrentinum
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
17.5×10.5 cm
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