Title Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans (On Grace) (Topic I. Salutation Headi II.
Epistolary Treatise ngs
A. Shows affection for Romans
B. Instructs Rom. concerning grace 1. Dogmatic Teaching: The Power of the Gospel of Grace 2. Moral/Pastoral Teaching: The use of grace
a. Proposes what he will prove
b. Proves what he proposed
a. Sets out moral doctrine in general
b. Descends to questions concerning particular persons
1) The Gospel of grace is necessary for salvation
2) The Gospel of grace is sufficient for salvation
1) Teaches how man should become perfect
2) Teaches how man should relate to imperfect men
1) Certain matters pertaining to himself
2) Matters pertaining to others, in Rome
a) Necessary to the Gentiles
b) Necessary to the Jews
a) Goods obtained by grace
b) Evils from which we are liberated by grace
c) On the origin of grace: whether it is given by the free choice of God or by preceeding merits of works (2) From the servitude of law (3) From condemnation (1) The election of the Gentiles (2) The fall of the Jews
a) The sanctity that man preserves for God
b) The justice that man shows his neighbor
c) The purity that a man conserves in himself.
a) One ought not to b) One ought to sustain scandalize them or judge them them
(1) Jews not justified by their Law
(2) Answers objections regarding the preceeding
(3) Jews not justified by circumcision
(1) From the servitude of sin
(a) Liberated from original sin
(b) Strengthened against future sin
(a) The cause of their fall
(b) Their fall is not universal
(c) Their fall is neither useless nor irrepairable
N.B.: The general contents and principles of division in these 'horizontal charts' are based on St. Thomas Aquinas' division of the letters of St. Paul. The general format is based on Oletta Wald's The Joy of Discovery , p. 76, although some modifications were made to her template to illustrate better the division of the content. Bibliography: Vulgata Clementina . Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1950. Thomas Aquinas, Super Epistolas Sancti Pauli Lectura . 3 vols. Ed. R. Cai, 8th Ed., Turin; Rome: Marietti, 1953. Oletta Wald, The Joy of Discovery in Bible Study . Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1975.
Salutation II. Matrimony
1. Things pertaining to all people in general: The Sacraments
B. Not b) It is good a) Because it may cause scandal. The reality signified by the Sacraments a. Baptism
b. example. which pertains to sanctifying grace 3) Compares the charisms with one another.
b) Censures the crime
1) Practice contrary to the Euchairst: One must abstain from eating those things which are offered to the (pagan) gods. Things pertaining only to some people 2.
c) Because we do not wish to be like the Jews. The Sacraments themselves a. who were punished in the desert after receiving mannna.
(1) This method is not suited for teaching the faith 1:17-25
(1) The crime of condoning the sin
(2) The crime of fornication
. The Eucharist
b. The reality signified & contained: The grace of the Sacraments 2) The 1) The charisms Eucharist itself (gratiae gratis datae) 2) Prefers charity. The Epistle A. Paul to the Corinthians (On the Sacraments in General) I.Title (Topic) Headings
First Epistle of St. The reality signified but not contained: The Resurrection
2) Attacks 1) Ends dissension among Corinthians concerning Baptism the cause of the dissension
1) Fornication: A sin against Matrimony
2) Matrimony itself
a) With an argument regarding Baptism
b) With an argument regarding teaching
a) Attacks their judgment insofar as they attribute more to the ministers than they should (2) He does not employ this method of teaching 2 3
b) Attacks their a) Mentions judgment the crime insofar as they look down on other ministers.
The cause of 1.* a. 8 9
1) Gives the reason. b) Commends them for goods done in the past. them how to give. Commends the ministry of the New Covenant 2. Message A. a) Urges them to b) Advises give. 1. Attacks false ministers and apostles. a) Urges them to do goods in the present.
b) For the good things he has received from God 12
. Salutation II. 7
2) Urges them in particular to help the saints in Jerusalem.
3) Commends himself to the Corinthians. b. Wins their goodwill 2.Title (Topic) Headings
The Second Epistle of St.
1) For its dignity
2) For its exercise
3) For its reward
1) Exhorts them to do everything necessary for a good life.
2) Gives the evidence.*
a) For the evils he suffered. Paul to the Corinthians (On the Ministers of the Sacraments) I. Expands on the guilt of bad ministers. Commends the exercize of this ministry in others a. Commends the dignity of good ministers his delay. Excuses B. Presents his excuse 3. Begins to follow out his intention himself for not visiting as he had promised.
. Attacks those who are deceived by them and who adhere to them.
a. From the insufficiency of the Law
b. Salutation II. 4 5 6
Ch. With respect to divine matters. 2. With regard to 2. Admonishes them onto to their rectitude: 1. Refutes their error (that the Works of the Law must still be observed. Paul to the Galatians (The Sacraments of the Old Law are Not to be Observed) (Topic) Heading I. On the part of himself and the other apostles. According to the Gospel itself. From the dignity of those who have been converted to Christ. The Epistle s Message A. 1. On the authority of the Gospel teaching.
a. human affairs. Using the Old Testament.Title Epistle of St.
(a) Discourages the old man and encourages the new. Narrative: He strengthens them in good III. Sets down precepts for everyone. blessings. Instructs them how to remain in it.Title (Topic) Headings
Epistle of St. 1) General precepts 2) Particular precepts. By reason of B. transformation.:vv 1:1-2 1:2-23 2 3 4:1-16 4:17-24 4:25-28 4:29-32
a. By reason of A. (1) Those through which oneself is disordered. (2) Those which others are disordered. Ch. Christ and his their Paul's solicitude for persevere in unity. Exhorts them to B. Salutation II. them. By reason of C. a) Restrains them from committing interior sins. Exhortation: to remain in ecclesial unity. A. Paul to the Ephesians (On the Foundation of the Church's Unity) I. 1. Gives them precepts to this end.
Shows them where they can find strength to fulfill these precepts. of carnal sins.
mitting interior sins. (1) Prohibits old way (2) Stimulates them on to a new life.IV. b. ose which others are disordered. 5:1-3 5:3-15
. Adds precepts for particular people in the Church. to voluptuousness.
(b) Gives himself and God as examples for imitation. Conclusion
2. 1) Husbands and 2) Fathers and 3) Servants and wives children masters b) Prohibits exterior sins. (a) New life opposed (b) New life opposed to former illusions.
Shows whose example should be avoided. Gives thanks for them. 2. 1) They should imitate him. Shows whose example should be imitated. Gives thanks for past benefits. Gives examples to be followed. Mentions the subject-matter.Title (Topic) Headings
Epistle of St. Concludes his moral exhortation. B. Salutation II. 2) They should imitate Christ and his disciples. 1. a. Paul to the Philipians (On the Preservation of the Church's Unity) I.:vv
. b. Message A. 1. Urges them to continue making progress. 2 3 4 2.
a. Gives general b. 1) Gives special directions that relate to the various states in the Church.:vv
1. Paul to the Colossians (On the Defense of the Unity of the Church against Error) I. Message A. 1. Salutation II. Defends it against attacks 2. destroy it. direction to all.Title (Topic) Headings
Epistle of St. Commends Christ. Presents particular directions. Gospel. a) Husbands and wives b) Fathers and children c) Masters and servants 2) Gives directions that apply to all states in certain conditions. From truth of faith in the the Author of the teachings that Gospel. From evil habits.
Ch. Commends the truth of the Gospel. Commends the 2.
Gives thanks in general for their blessings.Title (Topic) Headings
First Epistle of St.
2. b. Message A. 2) Recalls how he came to their assistance. Remarks upon their blessings in particular matters. Paul gives a more general warning. 1. 1.
1. 3:1-7 3) The reason for the praise is given. 3:8-13 4:1-2 4:3-17 5 a. a. Congratulates them for not having fanned away from the Gospel in time of trial. Paul gives a 2. Commends them for their past perseverance. 1
. Urges them to maintain their virtuous actions in the future. b. Paul to the Thessalonians (On the Defense of Church Unity against Present Persecution) I. 1) Recalls their troubles. Congratulates them for having received the Gospel willingly amidst tribulations
B. specific warning. Salutation II. Urges them to act well in the present and future. Corrects them with regard to particular practices currently prevalent among them.
Salutation II. Paul to the Thessalonians (Defense of Church Unity against Future Persecution) I. Concerning the dangers for the Church during the time of the Antichrist. Epistolar Narrative
1.Title (Topic) Headings
Second Epistle of St. Gives them friendly admonitions. 2 3
. Ch:vv 1:1-2 1:2-10
2. Concerning the reward of the good and the punishment of the bad. Instruction on what will happen in the last days.
a. Regarding foods. On the use of foods. 5 2. On the dispensation of foods. Instructs Timothy on the spiritual ministry 1. Epistolar Narrative A. The insitution of offices. b. Regarding the status and riches of men. On the cult of God 3. Instructs him on temporal ministry. Paul to Timothy (On Spiritual Prelates) I.Title (Topic) Headings
First Epistle of St. Salutation II. On faith 2. 1.
Timothy is capable sustain it. 1:1-2 1:3-18 2 3:1-10 3:10-17 4
. Foretells the 2. Salutation II. which preaching was of sustaining it. 1.Title Headings
Second Epistle of St. future persecution. persectution on account of Christ. Exhorts him concerning the present persecution. Shows that 4. Narrative A. Shows him how to keep preaching. Exhorts him to sustain the 1. Exhorts him to 2. the cause of persecution. Paul to Timothy (On Spiritual Prelates) I. B. Exhorts him concerning the future dangers in the Church.
Title (Topic) Headings
Epistle of St. Epistolary Narrative A. Paul to Titus (On Spiritual Prelates) I. 2:2-15
2) Insctructs all men generally. 1
1) Instructs men of each condition.
b. Proposes sound doctrine against perversity of life. a. Teaches him how to resist heretics. Proposes it in parts. Proposes it in 2. general. 3:1-8 3:9-15
. Salutation II.
2. Proposes sound doctrine against errors and heretics. instruct others to resist heretics. Advices Titus to B. 1.
Title (Topic) Headings verses
Epistle of St. Thanksgiving 4 to 7 B. Paul to Philemon (On Temporal Prelates) I. Petition 8 to 19 C. Conclusion 20 to 25
. Epistolary Narrative 1 to 3 A. Salutation II.
. Prepares his hearers for what follows. Explains it.
1) Shows their slowness. Makes an argument from Ps. b. Places Christ over the priesthood of Aaron. b. Paul to the Hebrews (On Christ) I. Extolls the grandeur of Christ to show the superiority of the New Testament over the Old. Shows Christ is over the angels. Places Christ over B. a. Shows what kind of reverence is due to the New Law 1. 94
C. 1. 2. A.Title (Topic) Headings
Epistle of St. Places Christ over the angels Moses. a. Proposes Psalm 94. Shows Christ is a high priest. Places Christ over 2. 1. Christ is a High Priest. Shows that Christ Moses. is most deserving of obedience. c.
Describes the B. Gives various C. keep the faith and show it in their works. b) In detail. examples of it. In regard to good.2. a) In general. His priesthood is higher than that of the Old Law.
II. 7 8 9 b. 1
11. Shows the excellence of the Priesthood of Christ as compared with the Priesthood of the Old Law. a. A. 1. Teaches them how 2. 2) Shows his intention. priestly ministry itself. which unites the members to the head. Shows that believers should subject themselves reverently to the priesthood of Christ. Exhorts them to faith. On faith. 1) On the part of the 2) On the part of the person of the priest. to behave in regard to evil.