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Scholastica commentaria in Primam partem Angelici Doctoris Divi Thomae usque ad sexagesimam quartum Quaestionum complectentia. Auctore Fratre Dominico Bañes Mondragonensi, Ordinis Praedicatorum in florentissima Salmaticensi Academia Sacrae Theologiae Primario Professore (Rome: Giacomo Ruffinelli, 1584) .

Domingo Bañez, O.P. (1528-1604) studied at Salamanca under Melchior Cano (see catalogue n° 53 and n° 55) and began his teaching career as a protégé of Domingo de Soto, O.P. (see catalogue n° 50, n° 52, and n° 70). He was a close friend and advisor of Teresa of Avila. He held the Chair of Theology at Alcalá before becoming the First Chair of Theology at Salamanca (1577-1580). This successor of the distinguished Thomist teachers at Salamanca is by many considered to be the greatest of them all. He commented on nearly all of the major writings of Thomas Aquinas, and was the most formidable opponent of the Jesuit Molina and his followers in the crucial disputes over grace and free will.

This beautifully printed edition of Bañez' massive commentary on the first part of the Summa theologiae, one of the first books produced by Giacomo Ruffinelli (active 1584-91), emphasizes a clear page. All the indices refer to scriptural citations and topics in the commentary. The title page bears a handwritten ex-libris from the Dominican convent of St. Raymond of Peñafort in Barcelona (see catalogue n° 61 and n° 65).

References: Ascarelli 126.

Catalogue No. 64
Call Number: Rare Books Oversize BX 1749 .T541 B35 1584      Catalog Record

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