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Thomas Mangey, Notitia Ecclesiastica Primitivae Ecclesiae a Thoma Mangey D.D. collecta. Latin and Greek, 18th cent

 

Thomas Mangey (1683/4-1755), clergyman and classical scholar, was a sizar and Fellow of St John's (BA 1708, Fellow 1715-18). 'Mangey was an erudite philologist and a prolific writer. His great work was his bilingual edition, in Latin and Greek, of Philonis Judaei opera, with a copious critical footnote apparatus and a long preface in Latin (2 vols., 1742) ... The voluminous manuscript materials collected by Mangey for this edition, together with his collations of the different readings of scriptural and classical texts and his commonplace book, mostly written in Latin and Greek, bear witness to his meticulous scholarship.' (ODNB).

A manuscript note in Mangey's hand pasted inside the front cover of this volume, giving details of its contents, reads as follows: Notitia ecclesiastica primitivae ecclesiae tribus libris comprehensis quorum primus agit de praecipuis fidei dogmatibus secundus de moribus et disciplina primorum Christianorum tertius de scriptis eorum continet iudicium de modo scribendi [Ecclesiastical notes of the primitive church in three books, the first concerning the principle doctrines of faith, the second the customs and discipline of the first Christians, and the third their writings, containing a judgement on their manner of writing].

The notes, in Mangey's autograph, are in Latin and Greek, with a very few in English, and are arranged under the following headings: Parallela veteris et novi foederis, De fidei regula, De inspiratione, De canone scripturae, De SS. Trinitate, De canone scripturae, De trinitate, Tertullian, Justin Martyr, De subordinatione personarum, De Christi divinitate, De spiritu sancto, De processione, De gratia, De sacramentis primo de baptismi necessitate et effectu, De ritibus baptismi, De autoritate ministrantis baptismum, De sancta caena, Originale peccatum, Per Christum salus, Ethnicorum status, Praescientia, De libertate arbitrii, De Platonismo, De mortuorum cura, De statu defunctorum, Christianum sacrificium, Ecclesia Romana, De daemonibus, Angeli, Duplex Christi adventus, Platonismus, De salute per Ecclesiam, Angeli, De antinqua Ecclesiae disciplina, De unitate Ecclesiae, De distinctione cleri: et populi, De excommunicatione, De episcopis, De presbyteris, De diaconis, De inferioribus Ecclesiae ordinibus, Lectores, Ordinatio et legitima successio ad Ecclesiastica munera necessaria, De ritu electionum ecclesiasticanum, Clericorum nuptiae, Paenitentia, Jejunium, Liturgia, Absolutio, Communio, Sanctorum invocatio, Martyrium, Miracula, De receptione paeneticorum, De schismaticis, Crucis signum, Continentia, Ecclesiae reditus, Mores, Mysterium, Disciplina cleri, Confessio, Notae in consilium Carthaginense sub Aurelio, Rerum et locorum sanctitas, Sacra tempora, Status mortuorum, Successio episcoporum, Nicenum Concilium, Ariani, Sectarum Christianismi nomina, Disciplina arcan., To homoousion, Notae in Photium, To homoousion, De symbolis, Philo Iudaeus, Testamenta duodecem Patriarcharum, Sancti Barnabae epistola, Testimonia sancti Barnabae, Sanctus Hermas, In Hermae pastorem notae, Clementei Epistola ad Corinthios, Oratio contra gentes S. Athanasii, Theophilus ad Autolycum lib I, Tatianus, Dionysius Areopagita, Tertullianus, Clementis Alexand., Tatianus edit. Oxon., Emendationem in Justinum appendix, De potestate ecclesiastica adversaria, Notae et emendationes in Platonis libro de republica, Platonis Timaeus, Platonis Critias, Notae et emendationes in Origenis exegetica, [notes on Athanasius], Notae Herodoti Clio, Sibyllina oracula, Ex Strabonis libro, Additamenta notarum in Athanasium, Josephus Antiquit., Sapientiae liber, De successione Romanorum pontificum.

The quotations are drawn from the New Testament, the Church Fathers (e.g. Jerome, Augustine, Athanasius, Cyprian, Origen, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Eusebius), and classical authors.

Supplementary information 

360 x 230mm. 226 unnumbered folios, several of which are blank. Paper. Binding: half leather and marbled paper over boards; gilt lettered label on spine reads 'Th. Mangeii collectanea MS'.

Inscription inside front board 'I have not yet examined these papers. M.J.R. June 29 1849' i.e. Martin Joseph Routh (1755-1854). Description cut from bookseller's catalogue pasted inside front board, with price 3l. 13s. 6d. Purchased from Nutt in 1903. College bookplate. Former classmark, AB.2, scored through.

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