Roman Catholic Systematic Theologies

Including systematic works and works defending Romanism.

These are here as primary source references.



Thomas of Aquinas  d. 1274

Summa Theologica in English, HTML  PDF (4,183 pp., with an extended table of contents)


1  Introductions, Existence & Attributes of God
2  Trinity, Creation, Cause of Evil
3  Angels, the Six Days of Creation
Man, the Will, Understanding, Propagation
5  Divine Government, Angels, Human Propagation
6  Chief End of Man, the Human Will, Passions
7  Habits, Virtues, Sin, Original Sin
8  Law, Kinds of Law, Grace, Merit
9  Faith, Unbelief, Love, Vices
10  Prudence, Justice
11  Devotion, Oaths, Superstition
13  Temperance, Vices Opposite to
14  Of Prophecy, Tongues, Miracles, the Contemplative Life, States of Life
15  The Incarnation
16  Mary, Virgin Birth, Christ’s Life, Death, Resurrection
17  The Sacraments
18  Sacraments, Power of the Keys
19  Abode of the Dead, Resurrected Bodies
20  The Last Things
22  Indexes) 

Thomas Aquinas in English, a Bibliography  with references and links to all of Thomas’ writings in English





Catholic Tractates of the Sixteenth Century, 1573-1600  1901



Allen, William

A Treatise made in Defense of the Lawful Power and Authority of priesthood to remit sins: of the people’s duty for confession of their sins to God’s ministers and of the churches meaning concerning indulgences, commonly called the Pope’s Pardons  1567



Richard Bristow

A Reply to Fulke, in defense of M.D. Allen’s Scroll of Articles and book of Purgatory  1580

Fulke was an English reformer.



Burne, Nicol

The Disputation Concerning the Controversial heads of Religion, held in the Realm of Scotland in 1580  1581



Bellarmine, Robert  1542-1621

An Ample Declaration of the Christian Doctrine  1604

A Short Catechism  1614  116 pages

Jacob’s Ladder consisting of Fifteen Degrees or ascents to the knowledge of God by the consideration of his creatures and attributes  1638



Anderton, Lawrence

The Protestants’ Apology for the Roman Church, Divided Into Three Several Tracts  1608

The Triple Cord, Or, A Treatise Proving the Truth of the Roman Religion: By Sacred Scriptures Taken in the Literal Sense, Expounded by Ancient Fathers, Interpreted by Protestant Writers  1634



Becanus, Martinus

A Defence of the Roman Church. Wherein is Treated Whether the said Church of Rome has fallen in faith, or no?  1612



Binet, Etienne

Purgatory Surveyed, or, a particular account of the happy, and yet thrice unhappy, state of the souls there  d. 1639



Altham, Michael

Some queries to Protestants answered: And an explanation of the Roman Catholic’s belief in Four great points considered. I. Concerning their Church. II. Their worship. III. Justification. IV. Civil government  1686

The Creed of Pope Pius the IV, or, A prospect of Popery taken from that Authentic Record: with short notes  1687



Arnauld, Antoine

The Perpetuity of the Faith of the Catholic Church on the Eucharist: With the Refutation of the Reply of a Calvinistic Minister  



Bossuet, Jacques  d. 1704

An Exposition of the Doctrine of the Catholic Church in matters of Controversy

History of the variations of the Protestant churches, vols. 1, 2

By laying out the various differences of Protestantism and its said ignoble history, Bossuet intends to show its falsehood.

A Treatise of Communion under both Species

‘Both species’ refers to both bread and wine.





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