Academic journal article Theological Studies

Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary

Academic journal article Theological Studies

Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary

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Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary. By James T. Bretzke, S.J. 3rd ed. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 2013. Pp. xii + 268, $34.95.

From A to V this dictionary achieves its aim to explain frequently used Latin phrases in theology, often with examples to indicate the nuances of a particular term. This third edition can be considered a new work, expanded by over 50% on the second edition. Students of theology, especially those interested in ethics and canon law, will find this book to be a treasure chest of nuggets.

The dictionary reflects the personal experience of B. as teacher and researcher. It contains standard items, particularly from the moral manual tradition. While the explanations are straightforward translations, the examples are random and often wry. B. clearly has a theological preference for terminology as interpreted in the probabilist tradition. He shows this in extended comments on types of lex (123-28). There are hints of this theological preference when he uses examples of attitudes of which he is not much in favor, as in the entry pro multis (191) and nulla veritas sine traditione (158). …

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