Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters by Constance M. FureyErasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters by Constance M. Furey

Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of Letters

byConstance M. Furey

Paperback | December 11, 2008

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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.
Title:Erasmus, Contarini, and the Religious Republic of LettersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521103436

ISBN - 13:9780521103435


Table of Contents

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.

Editorial Reviews

"In this remarkable book, Constance Furey (Religion, Indiana University) mines the correspndance of several of the 16th century's leading scholars...a critically important study and highly recommended to all academic libraries supporting programs in history."
-Daniel Boice, Catholic Library World