Internet Theology Resources:
Systematic Theology / Doctrinal Theology
- Anselm (1033-1109), Basic Writings:
Proslogium; Monologium; Gaunilon's On behalf of
the fool; Cur Deus homo. Table of
Constitutions (late 3rd or early 4th C.). Syrian.
- Augustine, De gratia Christi et de peccato originali
(418). An anti-Pelagian treatise.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer Home Page.
[15K text, 63K graphics].
- André Castonguay, Route des hommes, route de Dieu.
[6K text, 65K graphics]. Collection of original theological essays in French,
many of them dealing with moral theology.
- Congregation for Doctrine, Inter Insigniores (1976).
Dismisses the idea that the Catholic Church might ordain women to the
- Council of Orange II (529 AD), Canons.
- Desiderius Erasmus, The Praise of Folly (1642)
- The Ethics of
Belief, ed. A.J. Burger (1994). Nineteenth-century discussion of when, or
whether, belief is legitimate. What role has evidence to play? Includes
complete text of "The Ethics of Belief," by William Kingdon Clifford,
and of William James's famous essay "The Will to Believe." Often
excerpted in philosophy of religion anthologies. Treat yourself and read the
originals. Also available as a Microsoft Word file.
- John Paul II, Ut Unum Sint (1995)
- Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. Lutheran
World Federation and Roman Catholic Church. Approved unanimously by the member
bodies of the LWF. Formally agreed to by both parties on Reformation Sunday, 31
- John Knox, The First Blast of
the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558). [135K]. A
classic of shrill misogyny. His political situation had something to do with
- The Lonergan Web Site. [6K text,
65K graphics]. Dedicated to Canadian-born philosopher and theologian Bernard
J.F. Lonergan (1904-1984).
- Moral Theology. Subject guide
comparable to this page.
- John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
- An Essay in
Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870). A brief quote gives the flavor of the
text: "Deductions have no power of persuasion. The heart is commonly
reached, not through the reason, but through the imagination, by means of direct
impressions, by the testimony of facts and events."
Consulting the Faithful in Matters of Doctrine (1859). Newman's thought was
that the sensus fidelium can be a true barometer of orthodoxy.
He points in particular to the Arian controversy, on which he was an expert.
Creed (381). With commentary.
- Hugh O'Regan, Women's
Ordination. Includes Ordinatio Sacerdotalis,
Cardinal Ratzinger's Responsum, etc. Too wide for
smaller monitors. [18K text, 49K graphics].
- Origen, Contra
- Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Directory
for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism (1993). [220K
text, 27K graphics].
- Willibald Sandler, Karl Rahner - ein
theologisches Leben (1904-1984). Brief biography, in German.
Italian-language site is in the process of making the opera
omnia of Augustine available online, in Latin and Italian. Searchable.
- Nelia Beth Scovill, The Liberation of
Women: Religious Sources. [82K text, 4K graphics]. Deals mostly with
reproductive issues. Scovill teaches religious studies at Carroll College.
- Tertullian, Against
- Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), The
Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas. 2nd and
rev. ed., trans. by the Fathers of the English Dominican
Instituut. [13K text, 45K graphics]. The most comprehensive web
site on Thomas Aquinas.
- Rebecca Unsoeld, Hulda:
Feminist Theology. Directory. Includes opposing views. Also a parallel
page in German.
- World Council of Churches, Commission on Faith and Order, Baptism, Eucharist and
Ministry (1982). Full text of this famous ecumenical document agreed to at
Lima, Peru, and often referred to as "BEM," available online.
- Athanasius (295-373)
- Congregation for Doctrine, Libertatis Nuntius (1984)
- Council of Chalcedon, Definition (451 AD)
- Cyril of Alexandria, The Letter of Cyril to
John of Antioch. Quotes what is sometimes called the Ephesine
Creed or the Formula of Reunion (433).
- Gregory of Nyssa, Against
Apollinarius. With an introduction. [238K].
- Irenæus, Against
- Leo I, Letter to Flavian, commonly known as the "Tome of
Leo" (451 AD)
- Origen (c. 185-254), De Principiis.
- Ma Teresa Porcile, Cristología en
femenino. If you read Spanish, don't miss this article on
feminist Christology, with an excellent background in historical
theology. Highly recommended.
- Alexander of Alexandria, Epistles on the Arian
Heresy and the Deposition of Arius (324). [63K].
- Athanasius (295-373), Against the Arians,
Book I (356-358). [182K].
- Augustine, De Trinitate (399-419)
la Trinité. [45K text, 131K graphics]. French translation
by Duchassaing and Devoille, edited by Raulx. Each book in its own
Trinitate libri quindecim. In Latin, from the Migne Patrologia Latina, volume 42. Uses frames.
- On the
Trinity. Arthur West Haddan translation, revised by William G.T. Shedd.
Each book in its own file.
- La Trinità. Italian translation, courtesy of
Città Nuova Editrice. Uses frames.
- Council of Nicea I (325 AD), Canons.
- Gregory of Nazianzus, The Third
Theological Oration: On the Son (380).
- Gregory of Nyssa, On "Not Three
Gods"--To Ablabius (390).
- Robert Longman, The Spirit
in the Trinity (1997). A nice concise summary of the early Church's belief
and teaching concerning the divinity of the Holy Spirit. From the Apostolic
Fathers to Nicea, with some thoughts on the filioque.
- Augusto Vargas Alzamora, La
revelación divina: Apuntes sobre la Constitución
dogmática Dei Verbum (1996). [59K text,
8K graphics]. The late Cardinal Vargas was archbishop of Lima, and
president of the Peruvian Bishops' Conference.
- Vatican I, Dei Filius (Dogmatic Constitution on the
Catholic Faith, 24 April 1870)
- Vatican II, Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on
Divine Revelation, 1965)
- Augustine, De civitate Dei (413-426)
cité de Dieu. [54K text, 131K graphics]. French translation by
Saisset, edited by Raulx. Each book in its own file.
Città di Dio. Italian translation, courtesy of Città Nuova
Editrice. Uses frames.
- City of
God. Marcus Dods translation, from A Select Library of Nicene and
Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, first series, vol. 2. Each book in its own file.
Civitate Dei contra Paganos libri viginti duo. In Latin. Migne PL 41. Uses frames.
- Congregation for Doctrine, Libertatis Nuntius (1984)
- Cyprian (c. 200-258)
- On the Unity of the Catholic Church
- To Donatus
(c. 246). Written shortly after Cyprian's baptism. Included as the
first of his letters in The Ante-Nicene Fathers, but sometimes
classified among his treatises. The benefits of baptism and the sordidness of
Conferences: Historical, Canonical & Theological Studies, ed. Thomas J.
Reese (1989). Originally published by Georgetown University Press. Full text
available online. Includes essays by Avery Dulles, Joseph A. Komonchak,
Ladislas Orsy, and others.
- Yuri Koszarycz, Models of
the Church According to Avery Dulles. Explanation, history, and opinion of
some of Dulles's "models." [26K text, 30K graphics].
- Vatican II, Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on
the Church, 1964)
- Augustine, Confessiones (397-401)
[49K text, 3K graphics]. Spanish translation by Eugenio Ceballos. Lacks Books
too wide for smaller monitors.
de San Agustín de Hipona. [60K text, 168K graphics].
Spanish translation of Books 10-13. Each book in its own file.
Confessioni. Italian translation, courtesy of Città Nuova Editrice.
Albert C. Outler translation. Split into files of about three chapters
- Confessions. E.B.
Pusey translation. Each paragraph in its own file. With concordances and word
Confessions de Saint Augustin. [37K text, 131K graphics]. French
translation by Moreau, edited by Raulx. Each book in its own file.
- The Confessions of
Augustine: An Electronic Edition. Latin text, with introduction and
commentary by James J. O'Donnell. Online version of 1992 book.
- Confessionum Libri
XIII. In Latin. The Maurist (Benedictine) edition, as published in Migne
PL 32. Some scanner errors.
- Council of Trent
- Decree Concerning Original Sin (1546)
- Decree on Justification (1547)
- Irenæus, Against
Heresies (181-189). This is nicely divided by book and chapter, so that you
can find exactly the sections you want.
- John Paul II, Mulieris Dignitatem (1988)
- Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), Summa Theologica
- I, Q75: Man who is
composed of a spiritual and corporeal substance: and in the first place,
concerning what belongs to the essence of the soul.
- I, Q76: The union of
body and soul.
- I, Q92: The production
of the woman.
- I, Q95: Things
pertaining to the first man's will.
- I, Q98, A2: Whether in
the state of innocence there would have been generation by coition?
- I-II, Q1: Man's last
- I-II, Q13: Choice,
which is an act of the will with regard to the means.
- I-II, Q82: Original
sin, as to its essence.
- I-II, Q83: The subject
of original sin.
- I-II, Q85: The effects
- Vatican II, Gaudium et Spes (1965)
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