Author: Jeremy Holmes

New releases

The Aquinas Institute is pleased to announce the release of three new volumes: The Supplement to the Tertia Pars of the Summa Theologiae in two volumes, and the first volume of the Commentary on the Sentences, Book IV. [amazon_link asins=’1623400384′

We have a winner!

As we celebrate St. Thomas’s old-calendar feast day, we are blessed to have at hand an authentic relic of the Angelic Doctor.  This little bit of bone was there in the room when he wrote his great summae, when he

Last chance to win Aquinas’s Opera Omnia

Near the end of his life, St. Thomas Aquinas stopped writing.  He declared that, in light of a mysterious grace God had given him, “all that I have written seems as so much straw.” To celebrate his feast day tomorrow, you

One week until the winner is announced….

As we continue translating and editing St. Thomas’s commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, we keep finding nuggets from the Angelic Doctor we would like to share.  Ash Wednesday especially brings this one to mind: Christ did not fast

Advent and Updates

St. Thomas on the Coming of Christ During this season of Advent, my work with the Aquinas Institute has had me reading St. Thomas’s commentary on Isaiah. As St. Thomas himself notes in his prologue, “The subject matter of this

Aquinas’s Opera Omnia in thousands of bookstores

In St. Thomas Aquinas’s day, book distribution was an uncertain affair.  Individuals copied out books by hand for themselves; university scriptoria offered new copies as well as second-hand manuscripts; the Dominican network ensured that certain works were copied for their

A software revolution for the Feast of St. Jerome

St. Jerome is best known today as the translator of the Vulgate Bible.  We remember him for a feat of scholarship and as the vir trilinguis, master of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.  But at the Aquinas Institute, we also admire

Announcing the release of Aquinas’s Commentary on Job

It is commonly said that Thomas Aquinas wrote commentaries on Scripture.  But the claim is liable to misunderstanding: in our day, biblical scholars write commentaries on Scripture while theologians write monographs about theology. [1] St. Thomas would have found this