God and Christ

This is a list of legally free ebooks on God and on Christ our Lord, Who is God the Son made man.

  • The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul, by Bede Jarrett (New York: Cathedral Library Association, 1918). With Imprimatur. Contains the text of Encyclical Letter for Pentecost (1897) of Pope Leo XIII. Available in multiple formats at Manybooks, in somewhat fewer formats at Project Gutenberg, and in epub, fulltext and kindle formats at Internet Archive. A second copy is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • [Against the Errors of the Greeks] Contra Errores Graecorum, by St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P., translated by Peter Damian Fehlner, F.I., re-edited and missing chapters supplied by Joseph Kenny, O.P. May be read online at DHS Priory of the Immaculate Conception.
  • The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, adapted and edited, Volume IV, by the Rev. Edward Jones, with an Introduction by the Most Rev. John Ireland (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive [N.B., This volume collects discourses on God, Christ, and grace.]
  • A Christian apology: Volume 1, God and Nature, by Paul Schanz, translated by Michael F. Glancey and Victor J. Schobel (Ratisbon, Rome, New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1891). Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • A Christian apology: Volume 2, God and Revelation, by Paul Schanz, translated by Michael F. Glancey and Victor J. Schobel (Ratisbon, Rome, New York, Cincinnati: Frederick Pustet & Co., 1891). Available in various formats at Internet Archive, with a second copy here.
  • Christ our king: an explanation of the new feast from an historical and dogmatic standpoint (Toronto: The Catholic Truth Society of Canada). Liturgy. Available on Internet Archive.
  • Christ, the One Master of All, Sermon by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. Translated from the Quaracchi Edition of the Opera Omnia S. Bonaventurae, Vol. V, 1891, pp. 567-574, with original notes. Latin-English text available at Franciscan Archive.
  • Christ the Savior: A Commentary on the Third Part of St. Thomas‘ Theological Summa, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. May be read online on EWTN Library and TheSumma.info.
  • Commentary on Boethius’ “On the Trinity” (Super Boethium De Trinitate), by St. Thomas Aquinas (c. 1250s). Questions 1-4, translated by Rose E. Brennan, S.H.N. (Herder, 1946). Questions 5-6, translated by Armand Mauer (Toronto, 1953). May be read online at the website of the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. Also available at the Logic Museum, which contains parallel Latin and English texts.
  • Contemplations and Meditations on the Passion and Death, and on the Glorious Life of our Lord Jesus Christ, According to the Method of St. Ignatius, 5th edition, translated from the French by a Sister of Mercy, revised by the Rev. William H. Eyre, S.J. (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Bros, 1901). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).
  • The Divinity of Christ, by Joseph Rickaby, S.J.  (London, Edinburgh: Sands & Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder, 1906). With Imprimatur. Part of the Westminster Lectures (Second Series), edited by the Rev. Francis Aveling. Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • Dogmatic Theology I. God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes, a dogmatic treatise, prefaced by a brief general introduction to the study of dogmatic theology, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss. St. Louis: Herder. 1916. With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats on Internet archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto). The 1911 edition with imprimatur also available on Open Library and Internet Archive, (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto) as of 12 February 2012
  • Dogmatic theology II. The Divine Trinity, a dogmatic treatise, by Pohle, Joseph, translated by Arthur Preuss. St. Louis: Herder, 1916. With Imprimatur. Available in multiple formats at Internet archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly – University of Toronto) as of February 12, 2012. The 1912 edition is also available at Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: Google, Book from the collections of: New York Public Library)
  • Dogmatic theology III. God: The Author of Nature and the Supernatural, a dogmatic treatise, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss. St. Louis : Herder, 1916. Imprimatur. Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). The 1912 edition with Imprimatur is also available at Open Library and Internet archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Robarts – University of Toronto)
  • Dogmatic theology IV. Christology: a dogmatic treatise on the Incarnation, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis: Herder, 1916). With Imprimatur. Available at Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). The 1913 2nd edition with Imprimatur is also available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto)
  • Dominus Iesus: Declaration on the Unicity and Salvific Universality of Jesus Christ and the Church, by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, approved by Pope Blessed John Paul II June 16, 2000, issued  August 6, 2000. May be downloaded in PDF format from Catholic Primer Library and read online at the Holy See. [NB, This is one of the most important doctrinal texts issued by the Holy See in contemporary times. It should be read together with Answers to Main Objections Against Dominus Iesus, the text of then-Cardinal Ratzinger’s interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published 22 September 2000, which may be read online at EWTN Library.]
  • The Fourfold Sovereignty of God, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns, Oates, 1871). Available at Internet Archive. [N.B., According to Cardinal Manning foreword, this is intended to complete the subject of the lectures on the Four Great Evils of the Day.]
  • The Glories of the Sacred Heart, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1876). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • God, Man and Religion: being part I of a short apologetic series, by Ernest R. Hull, S.J. (Bombay: Examiner Press; New York: P.J. Kenedy & Sons; etc., 1914). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library
  • The History of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Explained and Applied to the Christian Life, by James Groenings, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.; Freiburg (Baden): B. Herder, 1908). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  • The Holy Ghost, the sanctifier, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1880). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • How Christ said the first mass, or, The Lord’s last supper. The rites and ceremonies, the ritual and liturgy, the forms of divine worship Christ observed, when He changed the passover into the mass, by James Luke Meagher (New York, Christian Press Association Pub. Co., 1908), Available at Internet Archive.
  • The Incarnation, Birth, and Infancy of Jesus Christ, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • On the Incarnation of the Word, by St. Athanasius. Available at New Advent.
  • The Interior of Jesus and Mary, Volume I, third edition, by the Rev. J. [Jean Nicolas] Grou, S.J., edited by S.H. Frisbee, S.J. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1893). Available in various formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  • The Interior of Jesus and Mary, Volume II, by the Rev. J. [Jean Nicolas] Grou, S.J., translated by a Member of the Ursuline Community (Dublin: James Duffy, 1847). Available in various formats at Internet Archive. [N.B., The Internet Archive index page incorrectly labels the work as Notes of Spiritual Retreats and Instructions, Volume II, by Rev. John Morris. S.J]
  • The Internal Mission of the Holy Ghost, by Henry Edward Manning (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1875). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library
  •  Jesus Christ, The Bearer of the Water Of Life: A Christian reflection on the “New Age”, by Pontifical Council for Culture, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Available on website of the Holy See and on Catholic Primer as indexed here.
  • Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by St. Bonaventure. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • A Manual of Modern Scholastic Philosophy, Volume II: Natural Theology (Theodicy), Logic Ethics, History of Philosophy, by Cardinal Mercier and Professors of the Higher Institute of Philosophy, Louvain, authorized translation and eighth edition by T.L. Parker and S.A. Parker, with a preface by P. Coffey, Ph.D. (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.; St. Louis: B. Herder, 1917). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. The third impression (1922) is available at Internet Archive.
  • Of God and His Creatures: An Annotated Translation (With some Abridgement) of the Summa Contra Gentiles of Saint Tho[ma]s Aquinas, by Joseph Rickaby (London: Burns and Oates, 1905). Available on Jacques Maritain Center.
  • On God’s Existence, by St. Anselm (excerpts of his Proslogium); with How Someone Writing On Behalf Of The Fool Might Reply To All This, by Gaunilo, and Anselm’s Reply to Gaunilo. Available on this page of the Russian-language Medieval Philosophy Library.
  • Our Christian Heritage, by James Cardinal Gibbons (Baltimore: John Murphy and Company; London: R.Washbourne, 1889). Available at Internet Archive with a 2nd copy here.
  • The Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus & the Seven Last Words, by Saint Alphonsus De Liguori. Selections from his The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ, translated from the Italian, edited by Rev. Eugene Grimm, C.Ss.R. (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1887), further edited and language modernized by Br. Sean, a choir monk, 2009, from an etext at archive.org. With notes & picture. The selections center on the later stage of the Passion of Christ from His scourging to His crucifixion, with meditations on the seven words. Available at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  • The Passion and the Death of Jesus Christ, by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori (New York, Cincinnati, St. Louis: Benziger Brothers, 1886). The Complete Works of Saint Alphonsus De Liguori, Doctor of the Church, translated from the Italian, edited by Rev. Eugene Grimm, C.Ss.R. The Ascetical Works, Volume 5. With approbation (New York: Benziger Brothers, 1886). May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index.
  • Proslogium and Monologium by St. Anselm of Canterbury. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  • Proslogium, or Discourse on the Existence of God, by St. Anselm (c. 1078). Available on Medieval Sourcebook.
  • Reality: A Synthesis Of Thomistic Thought, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Available at EWTN Library.
  • The Seven Words on the Cross, by St. Robert Bellarmine. With Imprimatur. May be read online at Christ’s Faithful People.
  • Sources of Catholic Dogma, translated from the Enchiridion symbolorum, definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum, first edited by Heinrich Joseph Dominicus Denzinger. Available on Catechetics Online and Catholic Fidelity. [N.B. According to Wikipedia, it incorporates documents to 1950 and uses old numbering only.] The Latin text is available on Bibliotheque Catholicque en ligne (Catholic Library Online).
  • The temporal mission of the Holy Ghost: or, Reason and revelation, by Cardinal Manning, Henry Edward, 1808-1892 (1865). Available at Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: National Institute for Newman Studies, Book contributor: Saint Mary’s College of California).
  • The Theological Tractates and the Consolation of Philosophy, by Boethius, the Tractates translated by H.F. Stewart, D.D. and E.K. Rand, Ph.D. [who also wrote an excellent Introduction], and the Consolation translated in 1609 by “I.T.” and revised by H.F. Stewart (1918). Available at ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg. The Tractates included are: The Trinity is one God not three Gods; Whether Father, Son, and Holy Spirit may be substantially predicated of the Divinity; From the same to the same, how substances can be good in virtue of their existence without being absolute goods; On the Catholic Faith; A Treatise against Eutyches and Nestorius.
  • Why God Became Man (Cur Deus Homo), by St. Anselm of Canterbury. Both the English and the Latin text may be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,

2 thoughts on “God and Christ”

  1. Is Peter Lombard’s The Sentences available ?

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