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Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance : Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political - Lu Ann Homza

Religious Authority in the Spanish Renaissance

Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political

Paperback Published: 25th February 2004
ISBN: 9780801879043
Number Of Pages: 344
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

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Offers a sharp critique, or rather a series of critiques, of the conventional historiography of early modern Spanish religion [and] a series of valuable case studies of Catholic thought and practice... The book is beautifully written, and adds drama, emotion, and even humor to what might otherwise seem arcane ecclesiastical or scholarly disputes. * Bulletin of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies *
A penetrating and convincing work of revisionist history. Few scholarly books from the start clearly mark a watershed in the interpretation of history. This one magisterially does. -- L. R. N. Ashley * Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance *
With clear writing and convincing scholarship, Homza has successfully challenged a long-standing paradigm in Spanish historical studies... Homza has rescued Spanish intellectual history from its paralyzingly rigid past... [and] discovered a dynamic intellectual world where theologians skillfully joined old authorities and new techniques as they groped for answers. -- Allyson M. Poska * Journal of Modern History *
Meticulous and engaging scholarship... The challenges [Homza] poses to questions of periodization and categorization should be a model for future studies of the religious, cultural, and intellectual currents of sixteenth-century Europe. -- Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt * Catholic Historical Review *

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Note on Translationsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
The Trial of Juan de Vergarap. 1
Erasmus and the New Testamentp. 49
The Valladolid Conference of 1527
A Converso and the Old Testamentp. 77
The Literal Sense of Scripture
The Construction of the Shepherdp. 113
The Formation of the Flockp. 150
The Bewitching of the Sheepp. 176
Epiloguep. 210
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 289
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780801879043
ISBN-10: 0801879043
Series: Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 25th February 2004
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 15.75  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.52

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