By Rebecca Messbarger,Christopher Johns,Philip Gavitt
Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini (r. 1740–58) was once one of many using forces in the back of the Italian Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. His crusade to reconcile religion and empirical technology, re-launch a discussion among the Church and the ecu highbrow neighborhood, and extend papal patronage of the humanities and sciences helped restoration Italy’s place as a middle of highbrow and inventive innovation.
Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment deals a wide and nuanced evaluation of Benedict’s engagement with Enlightenment artwork, technological know-how, spirituality, and tradition. The collection’s essays, written by way of overseas specialists within the box, disguise themes starting from Benedict’s revisions to the Church’s approaches for beatification and sanctification to his patronage of girls scientists and mathematicians on the college in Bologna, his birthplace.
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Benedict XIV and the Enlightenment: Art, Science, and Spirituality (Toronto Italian Studies) by Rebecca Messbarger,Christopher Johns,Philip Gavitt