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The Papal Encyclicals: 1740–1981 (5 vols.)

by Carlen, Claudia

Pierian Press 1990

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The Papal Encyclicals: 1740–1981 (5 vols.)
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Overview

For nearly 2,000 years, the bishops of Rome have addressed theological topics of especially timely concern through the circulation of papal letters. These letters became known as encyclicals, and since the later eighteenth century, they have become increasingly important in the popes’ exercise of their teaching office. In the mid-nineteenth century, the encyclical letter began to take on its contemporary form as a theological treatise applying Christian teaching to immediate circumstances. And in the twentieth century, papal encyclicals emerged as some of the most important theology produced worldwide.

The Papal Encyclicals: 1740–1981 (5 vols.) presents 280 encyclicals in English from Benedict XIV to John Paul II. These letters approach matters of faith and morals and answer important questions on dogmatics and on the social and ethical issues of the society in which they were composed. For the student, scholar, or layperson, this collection is essential for studying and searching the papal teaching of the past 250 years.

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Key Features

  • Contains all the encyclicals written between 1740 to 1981 in chronological order
  • Lists references at the end of each encyclical
  • Includes 110 encyclicals translated into English specifically for this edition
  • Provides an introduction, chronological list of encyclicals, and a comprehensive index of 2,500+ subjects, as well as brief biographies of each pontiff

Praise for the Print Edition

This edition will remain for decades to come a standard reference that has put all students of the papacy in the editor's debt.

Catholic Historical Review

One of the most prodigious ventures in Catholic publishing and surely one of the most historically important. It would be difficult to imagine that any Catholic library at educational institutions, chanceries, or parishes could be without it.

The Catholic Standard

Catholics and non-Catholics alike will be grateful . . . for . . . the entire corpus of . . . encyclicals . . . even professional scholars will find this monumental collection of papal documents absolutely indispensable. . . .

—National Catholic News Service

Individual Titles

The Papal Encyclicals: 1740–1878

  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: xxxv, 453

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents:

  • Benedict XIV (1740–1758)
    • 1. Ubi primum
    • 2. Quanta cura
    • 3. Nimiam licentiam
    • 4. Vix pervenit
    • 5. Magnae Nobis
    • 6. Peregrinantes
    • 7. Apostolica Constitutio
    • 8. A quo primum
    • 9. Cum Religiosi
    • 10. Quod Provinciale
    • 11. Allatae sunt
    • 12. Ex quo primum
    • 13. Ex omnibus
  • Clement XIII (1758–1769)
    • 14. A quo die
    • 15. Cum primum
    • 16. Appetente Sacro
    • 17. In Dominico agro
    • 18. Christianae reipublicae
    • 19. Summa quae
  • Clement XIV (1769–1774)
    • 20. Decet quam maxime
    •  
    • 21. Inscrutabili divinae sapientiae
    • 22. Cum summi
    • 23. Salutis nostrae
  • Pius VI (1775–1799)
    • 24. Inscrutabile
    • 25. Charitas
  • Pius VII (1800–1823)
    • 26. Diu satis
  • Leo XII (1823–1829)
    • 27. Ubi primum
    • 28. Quod hoc ineunte
    • 29. Charitate Christi
  • Pius VIII (1829–1830)
    • 30. Traditi humilitati
  • Gregory XVI (1831–1846)
    • 31. Summo iugiter studio
    • 32. Cum primum
    • 33. Mirari vos
    • 34. Quo graviora
    • 35. Singulari nos
    • 36. Commissum divinitus
    • 37. Probe nostis
    • 38. Quas vestro
    • 39. Inter praecipuas
  • Pius IX (1846–1878)
    • 40. Qui pluribus
    • 41. Praedecessores nostros
    • 42. Ubi primum
    • 43. Ubi primum
    • 44. Nostis et Nobiscum
    • 45. Exultavit cor Nostrum
    • 46. Nemo certe ignorat
    • 47. Probe noscitis venerabiles
    • 48. Inter multiplices
    • 49. Neminem vestrum
    • 50. Optime noscitis
    • 51. Apostolicae Nostrae caritatis
    • 52. Optime noscitis
    • 53. Singulari quidem
    • 54. Cum nuper
    • 55. Amantissimi Redemptoris
    • 56. Cum sancta mater Ecclesia
    • 57. Qui nuper
    • 58. Nullis certe verbis
    • 59. Amantissimus
    • 60. Quanto conficiamur moerore
    • 61. Incredibili
    • 62. Maximae quidem
    • 63. Quanta cura
    • 64. Meridionali Americae
    • 65. Levate
    • 66. Respicientes
    • 67. Ubi Nos
    • 68. Beneficia Dei
    • 69. Saepe venerabiles fratres
    • 70. Quae in Patriarchatu
    • 71. Quartus supra
    • 72. Etsi multa
    • 73. Vix dum a Nobis
    • 74. Omnem sollicitudinem
    • 75. Gravibus Ecclesiae
    • 76. Quod nunquam
    • 77. Graves ac diuturnae

The Papal Encyclicals: 1878–1903

  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 518

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Contents:

  • Leo XIII (1878–1903)
    • 78. Inscrutabili Dei consilio
    • 79. Quod Apostolici muneris
    • 80. Aeterni Patris
    • 81. Arcanum
    • 82. Grande munus
    • 83. Sancta Dei civitas
    • 84. Diuturnum
    • 85. Licet multa
    • 86. Etsi Nos
    • 87. Auspicato concessum
    • 88. Cum multa
    • 89. Supremi Apostolatus officio
    • 90. Nobilissima Gallorum gens
    • 91. Humanum genus
    • 92. Superiore anno
    • 93. Immortale Dei
    • 94. Spectata fides
    • 95. Quod auctoritate
    • 96. Iampridem
    • 97. Quod multum
    • 98. Pergrata
    • 99. Vi e ben noto
    • 100. Officio sanctissimo
    • 101. Quod anniversarius
    • 102. In plurimis
    • 103. Libertas
    • 104. Saepe Nos
    • 105. Paterna caritas
    • 106. Quam aerumnosa
    • 107. Etsi cunctas
    • 108. Exeunte iam anno
    • 109. Magni nobis
    • 110. Quamquam pluries
    • 111. Sapientiae christianae
    • 112. Dall'alto dell'Apostolico seggio
    • 113. Catholicae Ecclesiae
    • 114. In ipso
    • 115. Rerum novarum
    • 116. Pastoralis
    • 117. Pastoralis officii
    • 118. Octobri mense
    • 119. Au milieu des sollicitudes
    • 120. Quarto abeunte saeculo
    • 121. Magnae Dei Matris
    • 122. Inimica vis
    • 123. Custodi di quella fede
    • 124. Ad extremas
    • 125. Constanti Hungarorum
    • 126. Laetitiae sanctae
    • 127. Non mediocri
    • 128. Providentissimus Deus
    • 129. Caritatis
    • 130. Inter graves
    • 131. Litteras a vobis
    • 132. Iucunda semper expectatione
    • 133. Christi nomen
    • 134. Longinqua
    • 135. Permoti Nos
    • 136. Adiutricem
    • 137. Insignes
    • 138. Satis cognitum
    • 139. Fidentem piumque animum
    • 140. Divinum illud munus
    • 141. Militantis Ecclesiae
    • 142. Augustissimae Virginis Mariae
    • 143. Affari vos
    • 144. Caritatis studium
    • 145. Spesse volte
    • 146. Quam religiosa
    • 147. Diuturni Temporis
    • 148. Quum diuturnum
    • 149. Annum Sacrum
    • 150. Depuis le jour
    • 151. Paternae
    • 152. Omnibus compertum
    • 153. Tametsi futura prospicientibus
    • 154. Graves de communi re
    • 155. Gravissimas
    • 156. Reputantibus
    • 157. Urbanitatis veteris
    • 158. In amplissimo
    • 159. Quod votis
    • 160. Mirae caritatis
    • 161. Quae ad Nos
    • 162. Fin dal principio
    • 163. Dum multa

The Papal Encyclicals: 1903–1939

  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 566

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Contents:

  • Pius X (1903–1914)
    • 164. E supremi
    • 165. Ad diem illum laetissimum
    • 166. Iucunda sane
    • 167. Acerbo nimis
    • 168. Il fermo proposito
    • 169. Vehementer Nos
    • 170. Tribus circiter
    • 171. Pieni l'animo
    • 172. Gravissimo officii munere
    • 173. Une fois encore
    • 174. Pascendi dominici gregis
    • 175. Communium rerum
    • 176. Editae saepe
    • 177. Iamdudum
    • 178. Lacrimabili statu
    • 179. Singulari quadam
  • Benedict XV (1914–1922)
    • 180. Ad beatissimi apostolorum
    • 181. Humani generis Redemptionem
    • 182. Quod iam diu
    • 183. In hac tanta
    • 184. Paterno iam diu
    • 185. Pacem, Dei munus pulcherrimum
    • 186. Spiritus Paraclitus
    • 187. Principi Apostolorum Petro
    • 188. Annus iam plenus
    • 189. Sacra propediem
    • 190. In praeclara summorum
    • 191. Fausto appetente die
  • Pius XI (1922–1939)
    • 192. Ubi arcano Dei consilio
    • 193. Rerum omnium perturbationem
    • 194. Studiorum Ducem
    • 195. Ecclesiam Dei
    • 196. Maximam gravissimamque
    • 197. Quas primas
    • 198. Rerum Ecclesiae
    • 199. Rite expiatis
    • 200. Iniquis Afflictisque
    • 201. Mortalium animos
    • 202. Miserentissimus Redemptor
    • 203. Rerum Orientalium
    • 204. Mens Nostra
    • 205. Quinquagesimo ante
    • 206. Rappresentanti in terra
    • 207. Ad salutem
    • 208. Casti connubii
    • 209. Quadragesimo anno
    • 210. Non abbiamo bisogno
    • 211. Nova impendet
    • 212. Lux veritatis
    • 213. Caritate Christi compulsi
    • 214. Acerba animi
    • 215. Dilectissima Nobis
    • 216. Ad catholici sacerdotii
    • 217. Vigilanti cura
    • 218. Mit brennender Sorge
    • 219. Divini Redemptoris
    • 220. Nos es muy conocida
    • 221. Ingravescentibus malis

The Papal Encyclicals: 1939–1958

  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 378

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Contents:

  • Pius XII (1939–1958)
    • 222. Summi Pontificatus
    • 223. Sertum laetitiae
    • 224. Saeculo exeunte octavo
    • 225. Mystci Corporis Christi
    • 226. Divino afflante Spiritu
    • 227. Orientalis ecclesiae
    • 228. Communium interpretes dolorum
    • 229. Orientales omnes Ecclesias
    • 230. Quemadmodum
    • 231. Deiparae Virginis Mariae
    • 232. Fulgens radiatur
    • 233. Mediator Dei
    • 234. Optatissima pax
    • 235. Auspicia quaedam
    • 236. In multiplicibus curis
    • 237. Redemptoris nostri cruciatus
    • 238. Anni Sacri
    • 239. Summi maeroris
    • 240. Humani generis
    • 241. Mirabile illud
    • 242. Evangelii praecones
    • 243. Sempiternus Rex Christus
    • 244. Ingruentium malorum
    • 245. Orientales Ecclesias
    • 246. Doctor Mellifluus
    • 247. Fulgens corona
    • 248. Sacra virginitas
    • 249. Ecclesiae fastos
    • 250. Ad Sinarum gentem
    • 251. Ad Caeli Reginam
    • 252. Musicae sacrae
    • 253. Haurietis aquas
    • 254. Luctuosissimi eventus
    • 255. Laetamur admodum
    • 256. Datis nuperrime
    • 257. Fidei donum
    • 258. Invicti athletae
    • 259. Le pelerinage de Lourdes
    • 260. Miranda prorsus
    • 261. Ad Apostolorum Principis
    • 262. Meminisse iuvat

The Papal Encyclicals: 1958–1981

  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Pages: 408

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Contents:

  • John XXIII (1958–1963)
    • 263. Ad Petri Cathedram
    • 264. Sacerdotii Nostri primordia
    • 265. Grata recordatio
    • 266. Princeps Pastorum
    • 267. Mater et Magistra
    • 268. Aeterna Dei sapientia
    • 269. Paenitentiam agere
    • 270. Pacem in terris
  • Paul VI (1963–1978)
    • 271. Ecclesiam Suam
    • 272. Mense maio
    • 273. Mysterium Fidei
    • 274. Christi Matri
    • 275. Populorum progressio
    • 276. Sacerdotalis caelibatus
    • 277. Humanae vitae
  • John Paul I (1978)
  • John Paul II (1978– )
    • 278. Redemptor Hominis
    • 279. Dives in misericordia
    • 280. Laborem exercens

Product Details

  • Title: The Papal Encyclicals: 1740–1981
  • Editor: Claudia Carlen, IHM
  • Publisher: Pierian Press
  • Volumes: 5
  • Pages: 2,358

About Claudia Carlen

Claudia Carlen is the preeminent authority on papal documents. She has authored and edited numerous other works on papal pronouncements including the Guide to the Documents of Pius XII. She is also the recipient of four honorary doctorates that specifically recognize her work in this area.