God and Christ

This is a list of ebooks on the Triune God, and separately, on God the Father, God the Son our Lord Christ, and God the Holy Spirit.

Kyrie eleison! Christe eleison! Kyrie eleison!


I. Holy Trinity, One God

A. De Deo Uno

  1. The Beauty and Truth of the Catholic Church: Sermons from the German, Volume IV, adapted and edited 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.]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Christian Philosophy: God; Being a Contribution to a Philosophy of Theism, by Rev. John T. Driscoll, S.T.L. (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1900). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats (pdf, mobi, epub, etc.) at Internet Archive and Internet Archive (2nd copy).
  5. 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.]
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Volume II (The One God, the Blessed Trinity, Creation and the Angels, Man Created and Fallen, the Incarnation, the Blessed Virgin Mary) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  14. Proslogium and Monologium by St. Anselm of Canterbury. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  15. Proslogium, or Discourse on the Existence of God, by St. Anselm (c. 1078). Available on Medieval Sourcebook.
  16. Reality: A Synthesis Of Thomistic Thought, by Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P. Available at EWTN Library.
  17. The Summa Contra Gentiles, by Saint Thomas Aquinas, translated by the English Dominican Fathers (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, [NB, The source information states: New York: Benzinger Brothers], 1924). With Imprimatur. Available online at Saint Wiki.
  18. The Summa Contra Gentiles, or On the Truth of the Catholic Faith, by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Anton C. Pegis,  James F. Anderson, Vernon J. Bourke, and Charles J. O’Neil (New York: Hanover House, 1955-57). Edited, with English, especially Scriptural references, updated by Joseph Kenny, O.P.  Available at the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. Parallel texts in Latin and English available at the website of Joseph Kenny.
  19. The Summa Theologica [or Summa Theologiae, or Summation of Theology], by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province (Second and Revised Edition, 1920). With Imprimatur. May be read on New Advent, with active links to relevant Scriptural passages and Catholic Encyclopedia articles. Another edition (Benziger Bros., 1947) is available on Catholic Primer and at the website of the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. The Logic Museum contains parallel Latin and English texts, the latter from the Dominican translation.
  20. The “Summa Theologica” of St. Thomas Aquinas. Part I. Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province. Second and revised edition (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1920-1922). Available in various formats at the Online Library of LibertyVolume I (Part I QQ I.-XXVI); Volume II (Part I, QQ XXVII-XLIX: Treatise on the Trinity, Treatise on the Creation); Volume III (Part I, QQ L.-LXXIV: Treatise on the Angels, Treatise on the Work of the Six Days);  and Volume IV (Part I QQ LXXV-CII: Treatise on Man).

B. De Deo Trino

  1. Against the Sabellians, by Pope St. Dionysius [c. 260 AD]). Available on this page of New Advent.
  2. Catechesis on the Holy Trinity, by Pope John Paul II (General Audiences from November 16, 1997 to December 15, 1999). Indexed and linked on this page of Pierced Hearts.
  3. 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.
  4. Conferences on the Blessed Trinity, by the Rev. Dr. J.J. O’Connell, O.S.B. (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1882). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, Daisy, djvu, and txt formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  5. Dear Priests: The Top 5 Heresies to Avoid This Trinity Sunday“, by Brantly Millegan, May 28, 2015, at ChurchPOP.
  6. The Divine Trinity: A Dogmatic Treatise, by the Rev. Joseph Pohle, Ph.D., D.D., authorized English version with some abridgment and numerous additional references, by Arthur Preuss. With Imprimatur. Volume II of the Dogmatic Theology series of Professor Joseph Pohle and Arthur Preuss.
  7. Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Early Church Fathers, by Michael J. Partyka. Available in PDF format, and in large-print PDF format, at Stay Catholic.com. [This tract refutes Jehovah’s Witness literature that use spurious citations of early Christian writers to attack the authentic Christian teaching on the Holy Trinity, by extensively quoting the actual words of these writers, all of whom manifest the Trinitarian faith of the early Church.]
  8. A Meditation on the Feast of the Holy Trinity”, by Msgr. Charles Pope, May 25, 2013, at Community in Mission.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Volume II (The One God, the Blessed Trinity, Creation and the Angels, Man Created and Fallen, the Incarnation, the Blessed Virgin Mary) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  12. 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 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).
  13. The Summa Contra Gentiles, by Saint Thomas Aquinas, translated by the English Dominican Fathers (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, [NB, The source information states: New York: Benzinger Brothers], 1924). With Imprimatur. Available online at Saint Wiki.
  14. The Summa Contra Gentiles, or On the Truth of the Catholic Faith, by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Anton C. Pegis,  James F. Anderson, Vernon J. Bourke, and Charles J. O’Neil (New York: Hanover House, 1955-57). Edited, with English, especially Scriptural references, updated by Joseph Kenny, O.P.  Available at the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. Parallel texts in Latin and English available at the website of Joseph Kenny.
  15. The Summa Theologica [or Summa Theologiae, or Summation of Theology], by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province (Second and Revised Edition, 1920). With Imprimatur. May be read on New Advent, with active links to relevant Scriptural passages and Catholic Encyclopedia articles. Another edition (Benziger Bros., 1947) is available on Catholic Primer and at the website of the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. The Logic Museum contains parallel Latin and English texts, the latter from the Dominican translation.
  16. The “Summa Theologica” of St. Thomas Aquinas. Part I. Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province. Second and revised edition (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1920-1922). Available in various formats at the Online Library of LibertyVolume I (Part I QQ I.-XXVI); Volume II (Part I, QQ XXVII-XLIX: Treatise on the Trinity, Treatise on the Creation); Volume III (Part I, QQ L.-LXXIV: Treatise on the Angels, Treatise on the Work of the Six Days);  and Volume IV (Part I QQ LXXV-CII: Treatise on Man).
  17. 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.
  18. The Trinity and our spiritual life”, by Father Ryan Erlenbush, 19 June 2011, at The New Theological Movement.


II. God the Father

A. On the Almighty Father

  1. Catechesis on God the Father, by Pope John Paul II (General Audiences from December 16, 1998 through December 1999). Indexed and linked on this page of Pierced Hearts.
  2. General Audience of 23 May 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI. May be read online in DeutschEnglishEspañolFrançaisMagyarItaliano, e Portugues at the Holy See.
  3. God Our Father, by a Father of the Society of Jesus (Rev. F.J. Boudreaux, S.J.) (London: Burns and Oates, 1878). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. An earlier impression (Baltimore: John Murphy & Co.; New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1873) with Imprimatur and superior’s approbation is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  4. “I believe in God: the almighty Father”, by Pope Benedict XVI (General Audience of 30 January 2013). May be read online in عربى DeutschEnglishEspañolFrançaisMagyarItaliano, e Portugues at the Holy See; and may be read online in English at the Catholic News Agency (which provides a summary on this page). A video of the audience, in which the address delivered in English is much shorter than the prepared text, is available on Youtube. Both the prepared text and the text as delivered may be read online at Zenit.

B. On the Pater Noster

  1. The Lord’s Prayer, by Frederick N. Lynk, S.V.D. (Techny, Illinois: Mission Press, S.V.D., 1915). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. [Legal Notice: We believe that this work is in the public domain in the United States in view of its year of publication; but we are uncertain if it is in the public domain in other jurisdictions, as we are unable to determine the year of the author’s decease. Advice on this point would be highly appreciated.]
  2. The Lord’s Prayer, by Peter Kreeft (New Haven, CT:  Knights of Columbus Supreme Council—Catholic Information Service, 2001). With Imprimatur. The audiobook may be listened to, and is available in mp3 format, and the ebook may be viewed online and is available in pdf format, at the Catholic Information Service of the Knights of Columbus.
  3. The “Our Father”: A Booklet for Young and Old, from the German of F.X. Wetzel (St. Louis, Mo., B. Herder, 1899). May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive. [No Imprimatur, but printed by a reliably faithful and orthodox publishing house]
  4. The Our Father, Analyzed According to the Doctrine of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Rev. J.G. Haen, S.J., translated by a Visitation Nun (New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1903). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  5. Saint Teresa’s Pater Noster: A Treatise on Prayer, by Joseph Giuseppe Frassinetti, translated by William Hutch, D.D. (London: Burns & Oates; New York: Catholic Publication Society Co., 1887). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats, at Internet Archive.


III. God the Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ

A. The Person of Christ

  1. 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.
  2. 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)
  3. Four Discourses Against the Arians, by St. Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373 AD). May be read online on this page of New Advent. [These discourses provide a detailed exposition of the authentic doctrine of the Incarnation of Christ our Lord, and a systematic refutation of objections to that doctrine.
  4. “His Only Son”: The Truth of the Divinity of Christ, by William F. Robison, S.J. (St. Louis, Mo.; London: B. Herder, 1918). With Imprimatur. Available in various formats (pdf, text, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive.
  5. Historical Christology: A Study of Catholic Teaching about Christ from Biblical Times to the Present, by the Servant of God Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Individual chapters may be read online on the Fr. John A. Hardon Archives: Christology Index of the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association: Table of Contents; Chapter I – Messianism; Chapter II – Witness Of The New Testament; Chapter III – The Early Apologists; Chapter IV – Origins of Comparative Christology; Chapter V – Arianism and the Council of Nicea; Chapter VI – Christology of the Fathers; Chapter VII – Ephesus and Chalcedon; Chapter VIII – Christology of Thomas Aquinas; and Chapter X – Jesus Christ in Symbol and Devotion.

  6. The Humanity of Christ, an Example for Authentic Christian Living in Thomas Aquinas (Master’s Thesis), by Godwin Nduaguibe. Submitted to St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto. Copyright Godwin Nduaguibe 2013. Available in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries.
  7. The Incarnation, Birth, and Infancy of Jesus Christ, or, The Mysteries of the Faith, by Saint Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori [St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori], ed. Eugene Grimm (New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1886). With Approbation from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index.
  8. On the Incarnation of the Word, by St. Athanasius. Available at New Advent.
  9. Jesus Christ is God, by Rev. Walter Elliott [1849-1928] (St. Paul, Minnesota: Catholic Truth Society of America). Pamphlet No. 18. Available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive. The text may also be found on volume II, pages 77-100, of the work: The Masterpieces of Catholic Literature, Oratory and Art, Volume 2 of 3 [edited by Hyacinthe Ringrose (New York: E.J. Sweeney, 1910)]. With the approbation of John J. Monaghan, Bishop of Wilmington. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library; and in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries. [N.B., The title/copyright page of the text is missing. Publishing details are taken from the Internet Archive index page.]
  10. Mary’s Role in the Incarnation”, by Jacques Servais, S.J., translated by Michelle Borras, Communio: International Catholic Review, vol. 30, pp. 5-25 (Spring 2003). Available in PDF format (through this page) at Communio: International Catholic Review.
  11. On the Incarnation, in 7 books, by John Cassian (c. 360-c. 435). May be read online on this page of New Advent. [N.B., This treatise provides a detailed exposition of the authentic doctrine of the Incarnation of Christ our Lord, and a systematic refutation of objections to that teaching. However, please read Cassian’s definition of grace with prayerful caution, as it partly reflects his personal opinion and not the authoritative teaching of the Church.]
  12. 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.
  13. Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, 2nd ed., by Sylvester Joseph Hunter, S.J. (London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1909). With Imprimatur. Volume I (Christian Revelation, Channel of Doctrine, Holy Scripture, the Church, the Roman Pontiff, Faith) may be read online and is available in pdf, epub, kindle/mobi and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Volume II (The One God, the Blessed Trinity, Creation and the Angels, Man Created and Fallen, the Incarnation, the Blessed Virgin Mary) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  14. The Preparation of the Incarnation, by Henry James Coleridge, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates, 1885). Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at Forgotten Books (with some pages limited to members).
  15. Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent and Christmas; including the Famous Treatise on the Incarnation called “Missus Est”, by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, compiled and translated from the 1508 edition of his Sermons and Letters, with Introduction by the Right Rev. J.V. Hedley, OSB, Bishop of Newport (London, Manchester, Glasgow: R.T. Washbourne; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati: Benziger Bros., 1909). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, djvu, txt, Daisy, and kindle/mobi formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  16. 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 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).
  17. The Summa Contra Gentiles, by Saint Thomas Aquinas, translated by the English Dominican Fathers (London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, [NB, The source information states: New York: Benzinger Brothers], 1924). With Imprimatur. Available online at Saint Wiki.
  18. The Summa Contra Gentiles, or On the Truth of the Catholic Faith, by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by Anton C. Pegis,  James F. Anderson, Vernon J. Bourke, and Charles J. O’Neil (New York: Hanover House, 1955-57). Edited, with English, especially Scriptural references, updated by Joseph Kenny, O.P.  Available at the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. Parallel texts in Latin and English available at the website of Joseph Kenny.
  19. The Summa Theologica [or Summa Theologiae, or Summation of Theology], by St. Thomas Aquinas, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province (Second and Revised Edition, 1920). With Imprimatur. May be read on New Advent, with active links to relevant Scriptural passages and Catholic Encyclopedia articles. Another edition (Benziger Bros., 1947) is available on Catholic Primer and at the website of the Dominican House of Studies, Priory of the Immaculate Conception. The Logic Museum contains parallel Latin and English texts, the latter from the Dominican translation.
  20. The “Summa Theologica” of St. Thomas Aquinas. Part I. Literally translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province. Second and revised edition (London: Burns Oates and Washbourne, 1920-1922). Available in various formats at the Online Library of LibertyVolume I (Part I QQ I.-XXVI); Volume II (Part I, QQ XXVII-XLIX: Treatise on the Trinity, Treatise on the Creation); Volume III (Part I, QQ L.-LXXIV: Treatise on the Angels, Treatise on the Work of the Six Days);  and Volume IV (Part I QQ LXXV-CII: Treatise on Man).
  21. 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.
  22. What think you of Christ? Is the Christ of the Catholic Church the Christ of the Gospels?, by Francis H. E. Cahusac (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow: R. & T. Washbourne, 1914). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epu, mobi/kindle, etc.) at Open Library and Internet Archive. Also available at the University of Toronto Libraries (pdf format), at Barnes & Noble (free Nook ebook), and at Forgotten Books (some pages accessible by members only). Hard copies of the work are being offered for sale at Preserving Christian Publications and at Amazon.com.

B. The Munus (Mandate and Mission) of Christ

  1. Cur Deus Homo [Why God Became Man], by St. Anselm of Canterbury. The text in Latin and its English translation may be downloaded in pdf format at Saints’ Books.
  2. 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.]
  3. Soteriology: A Dogmatic Treatise on the Redemption, by Joseph Pohle, translated by Arthur Preuss (St. Louis, Mo. : Herder, c1913). With Imprimatur. Available on Open Library and Internet Archive (Digitizing sponsor: MSN, Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto).

C. The Life of Christ

  1. 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, [by Charles Michel Alexandre de Brandt,] translated from the French by a Sister of Mercy, revised by the Rev. W. [William] H. Eyre, S.J. (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1901). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats at Internet Archive (linked by the Free Traditional Catholic Books page of Traditional Catholic) and Open Library. The 2nd edition (London: Burns & Oates), with the approbation of the Bishop of Birmingham, is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats at Internet Archive. The 2nd edition (London: Burns & Oates; New York, Cincinnati, Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1898), with Imprimatur, is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats at Internet Archive.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Incarnation, Birth, and Infancy of Jesus Christ, or, The Mysteries of the Faith, by Saint Alfonso Maria de’ Liguori [St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori], ed. Eugene Grimm (New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: Benziger Brothers, 1886). With Approbation from the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer. Available on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: MSN; Book contributor: Kelly Library, University of Toronto). May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index.
  5. 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.
  6. 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]
  7. The Life of Jesus Christ, Embracing the Entire Gospel Narrative, Embodying the Teachings and the Miracles of Our Savior; Together with the History of His Foundation of the Christian Church, by Rev. Walter Elliott of the Paulist Fathers [1842-1928] (New York: Catholic Book Exchange, 1903). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive and Open Library, and also available at the HathiTrust Digital Library; with an earlier impression (New York: Catholic Book Exchange, 1902) available at the HathiTrust Digital Library. Another imprint (New York: The Columbus Press, 1908) is available at Open Library and Internet Archive, as well as at the HathiTrust Digital Library; with an earlier impression (New York: The Columbus Press, 1901) available at the HathiTrust Digital Library.
  8. Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, by St. Bonaventure. May be downloaded in PDF format through the Saints’ Books index,
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. The Preparation of the Incarnation, by Henry James Coleridge, S.J. (London: Burns and Oates, 1885). Available in pdf, epub, mobi/kindle, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library. Also available at Forgotten Books (with some pages limited to members).
  12. Sermons of St. Bernard on Advent and Christmas; including the Famous Treatise on the Incarnation called “Missus Est”, by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, compiled and translated from the 1508 edition of his Sermons and Letters, with Introduction by the Right Rev. J.V. Hedley, OSB, Bishop of Newport (London, Manchester, Glasgow: R.T. Washbourne; New York, Chicago, Cincinnati: Benziger Bros., 1909). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, djvu, txt, Daisy, and kindle/mobi formats at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  13. Sermons on the Passion of Jesus Christ, by Right Rev. John McQuirk (New York, St. Paul’s Library, 1916). With Imprimatur. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi and other formats, at Internet Archive.
  14. The Seven Words on the Cross, by St. Robert Bellarmine. With Imprimatur. May be read online at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine (10 December 2016 snapshot from Christ’s Faithful People, which is linked to by Ignatian Spirituality), at Catholic Apologetics Information. The audiobook is available in various formats at Internet Archive (linked to from CatholicAudioBooks), and has been uploaded to Youtube. [N.B.: We request advice from readers on the copyright status of this translation from the work of the Saint, as the various links above do not provide the relevant information, including the name of translator. The fact that Ignatian Spirituality links to it seems to indicate that it is now in the public domain, or has been released for public reading; but more conclusive information/advice would be appreciated, and will be immediately acted upon as may be legally and ethically appropriate.]

D. The Adoration of Christ

  1. 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.
  2. Devotion to the Holy Face, &c., by Very Rev. Dean Kinane, Diocese of Cashel (Tipperary, Ireland, 1890). With Imprimatur. Available in pdf format at Holy Face Devotion.
  3. The Glories of the Sacred Heart, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1876). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  4. Jesus and Mary; or, Catholic Hymns, by Frederick William Faber (London: James Burns; Derby: Richardson and Son, 1849). Available at Internet Archive; at Google Books with a second copy at Google Books; and at HathiTrust Digital Library. Also available at Forgotten Books (with some pages accessible only by members).
  5. Jesus and Mary; or, Catholic Hymnsfor Singing or Reading, by Frederick William Faber (London: Richardson and Son, 1852). Available at Google Books.
  6. Jesus Christ is God, by Rev. Walter Elliott [1849-1928] (St. Paul, Minnesota: Catholic Truth Society of America). Pamphlet No. 18. Available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.) at Internet Archive. The text may also be found on volume II, pages 77-100, of the work: The Masterpieces of Catholic Literature, Oratory and Art, Volume 2 of 3 [edited by Hyacinthe Ringrose (New York: E.J. Sweeney, 1910)]. With the approbation of John J. Monaghan, Bishop of Wilmington. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library; and in pdf format at the University of Toronto Libraries. [N.B., The title/copyright page of the text is missing. Publishing details are taken from the Internet Archive index page.]
  7. “Jesus Christ, King of Martyrs; Mary, Queen of Martyrs” (Fostoria, Ohio: Contemplative Sisters of the Indwelling Trinity, July, 2012). Available in PDF format at Our Lady of America.


III. God the Holy Spirit

A. The Person of the Holy Spirit

  1. Contra Errores Graecorum [Against the Errors of the Greeks], 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.
  2. FILIOQUE: A Response to Eastern Orthodox Concerns, by Mark J. Bonocore. May be read online on this page and available in PDF format at Catholic Bridge. [N.B., This tract/article, which reaches 50 PDF pages, is a thorough explanation of the teaching on the “Filioque” and why it poses no barrier to the reunion of separated Eastern churches with the Catholic Church.]
  3. Special Devotion to the Holy Ghost: A Manual for the use of Seminarians, Priests, Religious and the Christian People, by the Very Rev. [Bishop]  Dr. Otto Zardetti, with a letter of introduction by the Very Rev. John Keane, D.D., Bishop of Richmond (Milwaukee: Hoffman Brothers, 1888). With Imprimatur. Available at Google Books and Hathitrust Digital Library. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., The discussion under Part III. The Office of the Holy Ghost, on pages 187 to 357, provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Catholic Christian teaching on the Person of the God the Holy Spirit and His mission from creation to the eschaton.]

B. The Work of the Holy Spirit

  1. 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.
  2. Come Holy Spirit – Help Us To Pray, by Benedict Heron OSB (1997). May be read online at Christendom Awake.
  3. The Holy Ghost and His Work in Souls, by Edward Leen, 1885-1944 (London: Sheed & Ward 1937). Available in Daisy format on Internet Archive and Open Library (Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive; Book contributor: Internet Archive).
  4. The Holy Ghost, the Sanctifier, by Henry Edward Manning (London: Burns and Oates, 1880). Available at Open Library and Internet Archive.
  5. The Internal Mission of the Holy Ghost, by Henry Edward Manning (New York: Catholic Publication Society, 1875). Available at Internet Archive and Open Library.
  6. Special Devotion to the Holy Ghost: A Manual for the use of Seminarians, Priests, Religious and the Christian People, by the Very Rev. [Bishop]  Dr. Otto Zardetti, with a letter of introduction by the Very Rev. John Keane, D.D., Bishop of Richmond (Milwaukee: Hoffman Brothers, 1888). With Imprimatur. Available at Google Books and Hathitrust Digital Library. May be read online, and available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. [N.B., The discussion under Part III. The Office of the Holy Ghost, on pages 187 to 357, provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of Catholic Christian teaching on the Person of the God the Holy Spirit and His mission from creation to the eschaton.]
  7. 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).

2 thoughts on “God and Christ”

  1. Is Peter Lombard’s The Sentences available ?

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