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Compendium catholicae veritatis. [Biblioteca apostolica vaticana. Manuscript. Reg. lat. 426]
AuthorGómez, Pedro, 1533-1600
Kobayashi Yoshinobu 小林義信, 1601-1683
Obara Satoru 尾原悟
Ucerler, M. Antoni J. [Üçerler, Murat Antoni John 余安道 • ウセレル・アントニ]
Jōchi Daigaku 上智大学. Kirishitan Bunko キリシタン文庫
Pub. LocationTōkyō 東京PublisherŌzorasha 大空社
Date1997Phys. Desc.3 v. : ill. ; 27 cm. + pdf [v.3 only]
LocationDigital Archives, and Folio Cabinet 1Call NumberBX1750.G6616 1997
Compendium catholicae veritatis / kanshū henshū Jōchi Daigaku Kirishitan Bunko 監修編集上智大学キリシタン文庫.
Colophon title.
"Compendium catholicae veritatis, in gratiam Iapponicorum fratrum Societatis Iesu, confectum per rdum. Patrem Petrum Gomezium Vice-Provincialem Societatis Iesu in provincia Iapponica"--Vol. 1, t.p.
Vol. 1: Reproduction of ms. copy of Compendia, a textbook for Jesuit College of Japan, prepared by P. Gómez in 1593-1594, presently in the Vatican Apostolic Library (Reg. Lat. 426)
Vol. 2: Reproduction of ms. copies of Japanese translation of Compendia, consists of three parts (pt. 1 separately translated in the late 17th century by Kobayashi Kentei 小林議貞 has title: Nigi ryakusetsu [二儀略說], handwritten copy in Kokuritsu Kōbunshokan collection ; pts. 2-3, handwritten translation finished in 1595 (now in the Magdalen College, University of Oxford).
Vol. 3: Commentaries in English and Japanese: Jesuit humanistic education in sixteenth-century Japan / M. Antoni Üçerler -- Compendia of the Jesuit College of Japan (in Japanese) ; A comparative table of contents for the Latin and Japanese MSS. / Satoru Obara 尾原悟.
Includes bibliographical references. Errata slip inserted in v. 3 (p. 54a).
1. Compendia -- 2. Iezusukai Nihon Korejiyo no Konpendiumu -- 3. Kaisetsu 解說 (Commentaries)

First vol. consists of facsim. of the original Latin ms., composed in 1593-4; second vol. consists of facsim. of the ms. of the original contemporary Japanese translation supervised by Pedro Ramon in 1595; third volume consists of "commentaries" (i.e. a critical introduction) in English and Japanese.

"The general title was taken from the first three words of the title of De theologia (the third part of the original in Latin), Compendium catholicae veritatis .... The original in Latin lacks a title page for the whole."--[Vol. 1], Introductory remarks.
"The present facsimile edition comprises three ... manuscripts, each reproduced in full in high quality photographs .... The works in question form a tripartite compendium of: (i) Western astronomy, cosmology, and meteorology; (ii) Aristotelian philosophy; and (iii) Post-Tridentine Roman Catholic theology. Sources show that the trilogy was specifically written in textbook form for the benefit of Japanese and European students preparing for the priesthood and was first used at the Jesuit College in Kawachinoura (in Amakusa, Western Kyushu)."--V. 3, p. 11.

Vol. 3 also in pdf [Compendium Catholicae Commentaries.pdf]

Subject(s)Catholic Church--Doctrines--Early works to 1800
Catholic Church--Clergy, Training of--Japan--History--16th century--Sources
Jesuits--Missions--Japan--History--16th century--Sources
Jesuits--Theology--Early works to 1800
Jesuits--Japan--16th-17th centuries--Contributions in astronomy
Jesuits--Japan--16th-17th centuries--Contributions in science
Aristotelianism--Japan--16th century--Sources
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageLatin-Japanese, English
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #6170
ISBN4756806740 ; 9784756806741LCCN99-430079OCLC38533947