Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance

Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance

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Struggles pitting humanists against scholastics and followers of Erasmus against conservative Catholics fill the traditional view of the period, but Homza (history, College of William and Mary) presents a more subtle paradigm and finds profound nuances in Spanish intellectual and religious history. She analyzes Inquisition trials, biblical translations, treatises on witchcraft, and tracts on the episcopate and penance to illuminate the autonomy and energy of Spain's ecclesiastics. Where other scholars complain of inconsistency in priestly thinking, she finds elasticity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Johns Hopkins University Press

In Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance, Lu Ann Homza rejects the traditional view of the Spanish Renaissance as a battle of strict opposites in favor of a more nuanced history. Through analyses of Inquisition trials, biblical translations, treatises on witchcraft, and tracts on the episcopate and penance, Homza illuminates the intellectual autonomy and energy of Spain's ecclesiastics, exploring the flexibility and inconsistency in their preferences for humanism or scholasticism, preferences which have long been thought to be steadfast.



Blackwell North Amer
Lu Ann Homza presents profound nuances in Spanish intellectual and religious history. Through analyses of Inquisition trials, biblical translations, treatises on witchcraft, and tracts on the episcopate and penance, Homza illuminates the intellectual autonomy and energy of Spain's ecclesiastics.
Charting the ways in which Spanish priests and friars read and cited their sources and designed the clerical and secular estates, Homza reveals surprising movements between humanism and scholasticism. As they regarded the Bible, Church history, or the pastoral care of souls, Spanish ecclesiastics displayed more flexibility and creativity than historians previously imagined.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780801875953
0801875951
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxiii, 312 pages)
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