Gerald Vann

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Gerald Vann, O.P. (24 August 1906 - 14 July 1963) was a British Roman Catholic theologian and philosopher. He was born in St Mary Cray, Kent. He joined the Dominican Order in 1923 and was ordained a priest in 1929.

Vann obtained a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Collegio Angelico, the future Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome in 1931.[1]

His books include works on just war theory and St. Thomas Aquinas. He died in Newcastle after a long illness.

Works[edit]

  • On Being Human (1933)
  • Morals Makyth Man (1937) (repr. as Morals and Man, 1960)
  • Morality and War (1939)
  • Of His Fullness (1939)
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas (1940) (repr. as The Aquinas Prescription, 2000)
  • The Heart of Man (1944)
  • The Divine Pity (1945) (repr. as The Seven Sweet Blessings of Christ, 1997)
  • Eve and the Gryphon (1946) (repr. as Heart of Compassion, 1998)
  • His Will is our Peace (1947)
  • The Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God (1947)
  • Awake in Heaven (1948)
  • The Two Trees (1948)
  • The Seven Swords (1950) (repr. as At the Foot of the Cross, 1998, and as Mary's Answer for Our Troubled Times, 2001)
  • The High Green Hill (1951)
  • The Wisdom of Boethius (1950)
  • The Water and the Fire (1953)
  • Stones or Bread? (1957) (co-author with P. K. Meagher;[2] repr. as The Temptations of Christ, 1966, and as The Devil and How to Resist Him, 1997)
  • The Paradise Tree (1959)
  • The Son's Course (1959)
  • Blackfriars School, 1659-1959 (1959)
  • To Heaven with Diana (1960)
  • The Eagle's Word: A Presentation of the Gospel according to St. John (1961)
  • The Missal Step by Step (with D. A. Young and P. Quail, illustrator, 1963)
  • Moral Dilemmas (1963)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/article-1G2-3407711441/vann-gerald.html Accessed 11 August 2013
  2. ^ Bibliographic detail confirmed and additional details added with the help of book titled The Eagle's Word published by Collins (London) in 1961.