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R. P. Richardi Arsdekin Soc. Jesu, ... Theologia tripartita universa, complectens nunc Bibliothecam perfectam Viri Ecclesiastichi, ...

Main Creator: Archdekin, Richard, 1618-1693.
Contributors: Bencard, Johann Caspar, 1649-1720 or 1721.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Dilingae : Sumptibus Joannis Caspari Bencard, ... , 1694.
Edition:Post editionem octavam antuerpiensem, ab Authore ... locupletatam, & in novam Normam digestam, editio secunda in Germania Superiore, revisa & additis opinionibus ab Alexandro VIII ...
Notes:Illustrated with fine allegorical engraved title vignette, fine woodcut initials and ornamental devices. Contemporary full speckled calf binding with raised bands, speckled cut. Superb and large copper engraved bookplate with pontifical or Cardinal’s Coats of Arms to center and two American Indians at sides, dated 1735.

LO LB 536 is worm-damaged. It contains 5 manuscript leaves: "Bulla Dogmatica Leonis X., Tract.III. Art. V". "Pars Secunda Resolutiones Theologicae in Scholis controversae (Pars I.-III.)"

Richard Archdeacon, an Irish Jesuit, whose name is sometimes given as Archdekin or Arsdekin, b. at Kilkenny, 30 March, 1620; d. 31 August, 1693. He entered the Society of Jesus, at Mechlin, 20 September, 1642, and taught humanities, philosophy, theology, and Holy Scripture at Antwerp and Louvain. He wrote a treatise in English and Irish on miracles, a "Life of St. Patrick" with a short notice on Ireland and the so-called prophecy of St. Malachy, an Irish saint, and the principal controversies about the faith. This he called "Theologia Quadripartita"; it was meant for use chiefly in Ireland. The book sold very rapidly, more than a thousand copies having been disposed of in a few months. He subsequently published it as a "Theologia Tripartita", and in the preface informs his readers that he had more time at his disposal for writing than he had for the preceding book. The "Tripartita" passed through thirteen editions. The twelfth edition contains the "Life of Oliver Plunkett and Peter Talbot". The work is remarkable for its order, conciseness, and lucidity. In spite of its numerous editions, beginning with the year 1671, it was put on the Index in 1700, donec corrigatur. Although at least the Antwerp edition of 1718 was corrected, especially as regards the peccatum philosophicum, and the Cologne edition of 1730 was "revised and corrected", yet in the Index of 1900 he is still referred to as an author previously condemned. Hurter speaks of him as “auctor gravis et probabilista”. The "Tripartita" passed through thirteen editions - this is the 1694 [MDCXCIV] edition. Hurter. Nomenclator literarius theologiae Catholicae theologos exhibens aetate, natione, disciplinis distinctos. II, 399; Sommervogel. Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus I, 515.

Physical description: 3 v. ([20], 179, [5] ; illustrated title page ; 34 cm. folio.

Portion of title: Theologia tripartita universa, complectens nunc Bibliothecam perfectam Viri Ecclesiastici, ordine sequenti.

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LO LB 536
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