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A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin

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This book aims to give the student within one year the ability to read ecclesiastical Latin. It includes the Latin of Jerome's Bible and that of canon law, liturgy, scholastic philosophers, Ambrosian hymns, and papal bulls.
Paperback, 451 pages
Published August 1st 1985 by Catholic University of America Press (first published 1985)
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Feb 21, 2014 Jean rated it it was amazing
Excellent introduction to Church Latin with useful drill, English-to-Latin translation, and an increasing amount of Latin from the Vulgate and liturgical texts in every chapter. By ch. 35 you are reading Latin, and lots of it, without first mentally translating into English. Collins' organization and discussions of vocabulary are perceptive, and his offered 'standard translation' of different subjunctive usages very helpful. Good selection of additional readings follows the 35 chapters of textbo ...more
Feb 12, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it
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I finished this book in about one-year's time going along with the LatinStudy email group. It inspired and empowered me to translate the Holy Scriptures from Latin to English, though I've not made time to do that yet formally. Still, it has been helpful during those times that I want to find out what the Latin really said, especially on occasions when the English translation used at Mass has seemed "off" to me.
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May 25, 2012 William Herbst rated it really liked it
I used this text in a cours taught at a local seminary. It served my purpose well - to provide a quick introduction to Latin for bright students with little or no background in the subject. Basically Moreland and Fleischer with vocabulary keyed to an ecclesiastical context.
Jul 02, 2013 Maranatha rated it it was amazing
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This book enables me to pass my Latin language exam in time. I have used about half a year to finish the language. Topics are grouped together and are well-organized. The answer keys to the book is important also.
May 15, 2013 Joseph rated it really liked it
An excellent way to develop a Christian voice in one's Latin. The text itself is clear yet academic. The progression is beginning to end with regards to appropriateness of readings is commendable.
Apr 30, 2016 Al rated it liked it
Not bad, primarily for the vocabulary and etymology. The grammar is basically what you'll find in Wheelock.
Oct 11, 2011 Alex rated it it was amazing
Good introduction to Latin, and with lots of exercises from the Vulgate to get you reading latin.
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