"The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More" by Thomas More

The Yale Edition of the Complete Works of St. Thomas More Volume 14, De Tristitia Christi Thomas More, Clarence H. Miller

The Yale Edition of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More
Publication date:
11 Oct 1976
Yale University Press
701 pages: 235 x 156mm

"The De Tristitia Christi is a meditative commentary onthe Gospel accounts of Christ's agony and capture in the Garden of Olives that Thomas More wrote while awaiting his fate in the Tower. It reveals as well as any writing can the inner history of his confrontation with suffering and death. . . . although modern readers will value the work especially for what it reveals of the author's interior life, the De Trisitia Christi is by no means a merely private document. The present editor shows that More consistently revised his text to give it a more universal application. Many Gospel passages are applied to everyday problems of the spiritual life. . . . Does honor to its editor, to the Yale St. Thomas More Project, and, its author would surely add, to the heavenly Maker of all makers. Its completion is cause for rejoicing and gratitude."?Renaissance Quarterly

"The edition is magnificently produced, with a facsimile of the appropriate folio of the autograph facing Miller's Latin edition and the English translation. The codicological and textual information in these two volumes satisfies scholarship's most stringent standards, and the editor should be thanked for including the exquisite English translation of the De Tristitia from 1557 by Mary Basset, More's granddaughter. [Miller] has . . . done his work . . . well."?John W. O'Malley, America

"[A] magnificently produced volume . . . [with] a superb introduction by the translator and editor, Professor Clarence Miller, notes on the revisions in the manuscript and explanatory notes on the text. . . . A moving testimonial on the humanity of one of Henry VIII's few subjects to manifest an exemplary integrity."?Heythorp Journal

"The high standard which we have come to expect from the Yale series of More's complete works is not only maintained but enhanced by Clarence Miller's edition of De Tristitia. . . . An edition such as this would do credit to any team of specialists who had the honor to work on it, but when one realizes that it is the product of a single editor, the effort is prodigiousin the indeed. One can only conclude by observing that Clarence Miller must be that rarity among contemporary scholars, a true 'Renaissance man' himself inthe scope of his many endeavors."?Catherine A. L. Jarrott, The Catholic Historical Review