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Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Though the paradigm of modernist progression has been challenged on many fronts, Erasmus and other sixteenth-century figures are still commonly viewed as people who led the transition from a religious Middle Ages to a more godless modern era. By analyzing the lives, work, and correspondence of Erasmus, Thomas More, Margaret More Roper, Reginald Pole, Gasparo Contarini, and Vittoria Colonna, this book demonstrates how these Catholic men and women of letters created a distinctive kind of religious community rooted in friendship and spiritualized scholarship.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. A new kind of religious life; 2. Creating an alternative community: spiritual values and the search for meaning; 3. The spiritual quest: reading and writing about God and salvation; 4. Necessary relationships: desire for God and each other; 5. Defining the ideal: words of praise for fools and bishops, women and martyrs; 6. Epilogue.

Portrait

Constance M. Furey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University. The research for this book was aided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pressestimmen

Review of the hardback: 'Constance Furey's Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters brilliantly brings together the study of intellectual community, friendship, and religion. The book makes an important contribution to studies of early modern religious and intellectual life. Perhaps even more significant will be the model it sets for religious studies scholars in reconceiving scholarship as practice and for historians of the public sphere in recognizing the crucial role religion has played and continues to play within it.' Amy Hollywood, Harvard University, The Divinity School Review of the hardback: 'Furey ... is to be congratulated for her brevity and clarity, and her audience of intellectual and religious historians should benefit from reading this book.' Sixteenth Century Journal
EAN: 9780521849876
ISBN: 052184987X
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2012
Seitenanzahl: 255 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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