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Title pages to volume 1Corpus Catholicorum.

The Corpus Catholicorum (Corp. Cath., CCath., CC) is a collection of sixteenth century writings by the leading proponents and defenders of the Roman Catholic Church against the teachings of the Protestant reformers.

The full title of the series is: Corpus Catholicorum: Werke katholischer Schriftsteller im Zeitalter der Glaubensspaltung i.e. Body of Catholic [writings]: Works of Catholic authors in the Time of the Splitting of the Faith.

The series, intended as a counterpart to the Corpus Reformatorum, was conceived by Professor Joseph Greving (1868–1919) of the University of Bonn in 1915, and was announced that same year in the Theologische Revue as a "Plan für ein Corpus Catholicorum" or "Plan for a Corpus Catholicorum" [1]

List of volumes in the Corpus Catholicorum

  • Vol. 1. Johann Eck. Defensio contra amarulentas d. Andreae Bodenstein, ed. by Dr. Joseph Greving, S.J., Münster in Westfalen, 1919, Verlag der Aschendorffeschen Verlagsbuchhandlung. [1]
  • Vol. 2.
  • Vol. 4.
  • Vol. 34. Johann Eck. Enchiridion locorum communium adversus Lutherum et alios hostes ecclesiae; mit den Zusätzen von Tilmann Smeling. [Enchiridion (i.e., handbook or manual) of Commonplaces against Luther and other Enemies of the Church: with the additions by Tilmann Smeling] hrsg. von (edited by) Pierre Fraenkel. ISBN 9783402031827 [2]
  • Vol. 43. Henry VIII. Assertio septem sacramentorum adversus Martinum Lutherum, Henry VIII, King of England; Pierre Fraenkel, Münster, Aschendorff, 1992, ISBN 3402034573 ISBN 9783402034576
  • Vols. 45-48: Mary Ward und ihre Gründung: Die Quellentexte bis 1645 (Mary Ward and Her Foundation. The Source Texts to 1645), 4 vols, 2007, Sr. Ursula Dirmeier, CJ, ed., Münster 2007.
  • Vol. 45 (Band 1), ISBN 9783402034590 ISBN 340203459X [3]
  • Vol. 46 (Band 2), ISBN 9783402034606 ISBN 3402034603 [4]
  • Vol. 47 (Band 3), ISBN 9783402034613 ISBN 3402034611 [5]
  • Vol. 48 (Band 4) ISBN 9783402034620 ISBN 340203462X [6]


  1. ^ The Fortnightly review, ed., Arthur Preuss, St. Louis, Missouri, Volume XXVI, No. 21, November 1, 1919, p. 332


  • Joseph Greving, Plan für ein Corpus Catholicorum (Sonderabdruck aus der Theologischen Revue, Jahrgang. 14, i.e. printed separately from the Theological Review, vol. 14, Nr. 17/18), Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung, [1916], Münster in Westphalen [7]
  • Joseph Greving, Johann Eck als junger Gelehrter. Eine literar- und dogmengeschichtliche Untersuchung über seinen Chrysopassus praedestinationis aus dem Jahre 1514,Aschendorff, [1906], Münster in Westphalen.[8]


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