Designed to give readers a simple but accurate idea of an expression this dictionary compiles, translates, and briefly explains the Latin phrases found in theological writings and canon law that may puzzle readers unfamiliar with Latin or the theological meaning and nuances of these terms.
Consecrated phrases refer to expressions which are used, often in shorthand manner, to express a certain theological position or thought, which express a significant position of Roman Catholic sacramental theology as defined at the Council of Trent. Often these terms appear in a given theological text with little or no translation or explanation. Consecrated Phrases provides that explanation in concise and understandable language. It is a valuable reference for anyone interested in theology at all levels.
"For anyone working in Christian theology who lacks this degree of linguistic sophistication, Consecrated Phrases is a welcome desk aid." James Bretzke's Latin theological dictionary should be in every theological student's basic reference library. . . . The definitions are clearly and concisely written and Bretzke uses excellent examples to illustrate some of the more difficult concepts.Robert E. Manning, S.J., President, Weston Jesuit School of Theology This new reference work fills a void as no other theological work has in a very handy, accessible and satisfying way. Students have been asking for a book like this for years. This new dictionary should become a standard resource in every theological student's reference library.Richard M. Gula, S.S., Professor of Moral Theology, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley For anyone working in Christian theology who lacks this degree of linguistic sophistication, Consecrated Phrases is a welcome desk aid.Catholic Library World
Series: Reference Works
Language: English , Latin
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2