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Contenson, Vincent. Theologia mentis et cordis seu Speculationes universae doctrinae sacrae, quibus omnia ... pertinent, stylo fertili, grata facundia, clara & firma sententia disseruntur. Editio veneta juxta exemplar taurinense. Veteri supplemento De extrema unctione, ordine, & matrimonio, aliisque additis aucta, & locupletata. Venice, Orlandelli for Pezzana, 1790.

4 volumes in 4to, half calf on hand-coloured paper, five raised bands spine with gilt fillet decorations and titles. Text in Latin on two columns.

Beautiful Venetian edition of Contenson's masterpiece.The peculiar merit of his theology consists in an attempt to get away from the prevailing dry reasoning of Scholasticism and, while retaining the accuracy and solidity of its method, to embellish it with illustrations and images borrowed from the Church Fathers, that appeal to the heart as well as the mind

Vincent Contenson (1641-1674) was a French Dominican theologian and preacher.He was seventeen years old when he entered the Order of Preachers. After teaching philosophy for a time at Albi, and theology at Toulouse, he began a career of preaching as brilliant as it was brief. He was stricken in the pulpit at Creil, where he was giving a mission. His reputation as a theologian rests on this work, published posthumously at Lyons in nine volumes, 1681.

References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\094056 (5 copies).


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[Theology] Contenson, Theologia mentis, 1790, 4 v.

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