Early Church Fathers
1 Cf. Serm. XL. chap. ii. n. 5.
2 2 Cor. vii. 1
3 The reffs. are obviously to S. Luke xxi. 2-4, and S. Matt. x. 42 (q.v.)
4 Cf. 1 Kings xvii. 11 and foll.
5 1 Cor. x. 17.
6 Cf. Serm. XXXVI. chap. i., note 7.
7 Si Christus eius esset conditionis cuius est corporis, an obscurely expressed but intrinsically clear statement.
8 Ps. cxlvi. 6.
9 Titus i. 15.
10 Rom. ix. 26.
11 In sacramentorum communione.
12 Rom. xvi. 17, 18.
1 Rom. xiv. 23.
2 Declaratam ab elementis, viz. by the star in the east.
3 Per quam tota Ecclesia corpus est Christi. This is a great saying, by which the centrality of the doctrine of the Incarnation is fearlessly asserted.
4 Notice that both here and in the next sentence the construction is credite Filium - credite Hunc not credite in Filium - in Hunc, the exact language of the creed being the latter (I believe in, &c.).
5 Col. iii. 1-4.
6 Lit. "polish yourselves up (expolite vos).
7 S. Matt. vi. 12.
8 A malis omnibus liberemus. The free turn given to this passage is interesting: a!po; tou' ponhprou' (Vulg. a malo) being now considered personal "from the evil one" (R.V.).
1 S. Matt. vii. 14.
2 2 Cor. iv. 18.
3 Rom. viii. 24.
4 Ecclus. xiii. 1.
5 1 Cor. vii. 29-31. In the last clause but one, the Lat. runs, qui utuntur hoc mundo tanquam non utantur (as also the Vulg. and the margin of R.V., "(as not) using to the full," though the text reads. "as not abusing it").
6 Wisdom ii. 24.
7 The allusion is of coarse to the large number of persons baptized every year at Easter.
8 Portas misericordioe Apostolica clave reserante ad remedia reconciliationis admitti: no doubt confession and priestly absolution is meant with a reference to S. Matt. xvi. 19.
9 S. James i. 5.
10 Artifex misericordia Dei.
11 S. James iii. 2.
12 Ut suas culpas habeat impunitas (some through a misunderstanding of the argument read punitas here) quam ut plectat alienas.
13 S. Matt. v. 7, quoted in the same form in Serm. XCV. chap. 7, q.v.
14 S. Matt. v. 9.
15 Ecclus. iii. 30.
1 The same words are used in Lett. XXVIII. (Tome), chap. 5.