The Pohle-Preuss Manual of Dogmatic Theology In Twelve Volumes (Pronounced POH-lay PROY-s). Many Catholics living today can remember when priests were well trained in theology and could express the Faith properly in their sermons and in their writing. That is because they were given sound teaching at the seminary in Logic, Philosophy, and Dogmatic Theology from textbooks such as this 12 volume set. The famous Pohle-Preuss manual was used in many seminaries in America and other countries prior to the 1950’s when seminary training began to go downhill.
This particular manual was used in the Jesuit seminary where Fr. Leonard Feeney, who was one called by his Jesuit superior “the greatest theologian we have in America…by far” was trained. This beautiful hardbound series is an exact reproduction of the edition originally published in 1911, and it was written by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Pohle and edited by Arthur Preuss.
Joseph Pohle was a Jesuit and one of the founding faculty members of the Catholic University of America as well as a frequent contributor to the Catholic Encyclopedia. He died in 1922 after having produced one of the clearest and most succinct and useful systematic studies of Catholic theology ever published. This series is invaluable for priests, seminarians, and anyone interested in a systematic study of dogmatic theology.
The original publication was in 12 separate volumes, it has been re-issued as the complete set of 12 volumes in six books.
Pohle-Preuss Complete Manual of Dogmatic Theology – 12 Volumes in a Six Book set
Volume 1 – God: His Knowability, Essence, and Attributes
Volume 2 – The Divine Trinity
Volume 3 – God: The Author of Nature and the Supernatural
Volume 4 – Christology
Volume 5 – Soteriology
Volume 6 – Mariology
Volume 7 – Grace: Actual and Habitual
Volume 8 – The Sacraments – Part 1
Volume 9 – The Sacraments – Part 2
Volume 10 – The Sacraments – Part 3
Volume 11 – The Sacraments – Part 4
Volume 12 – Eschatology