New PDF release: Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian

By Stefania Tutino

ISBN-10: 0199740534

ISBN-13: 9780199740536

Robert Bellarmine was once one of many pillars of post-Reformation Catholicism: he was once a celebrated theologian and a hugely ranked member of the Congregations of the Inquisition and of the Index, the censor in control of the Galileo affair. Bellarmine was once additionally probably the most unique political theorists of his time, and he participated without delay in lots of of the political conflicts that agitated Europe among the tip of the 16th and the start of the 17th century.

Stefania Tutino bargains the 1st full-length learn of the impression of Bellarmine's conception of the potestas indirecta in early sleek Europe. Following the reactions to Bellarmine's thought throughout nationwide and confessional obstacles, this publication explores essentially the most an important political and theological knots within the historical past of post-Reformation Europe, from the debate over the Oath of Allegiance to the conflict over the Interdetto in Venice. The booklet units these political and non secular controversies opposed to the heritage of the theological and institutional advancements of the post-Tridentine Catholic Church. by way of analyzing the violent and every now and then extraordinary controversies originated via Bellarmine's thought, this booklet demanding situations many of the conventional assumptions concerning the theological form of post-Tridentine Catholicism; it bargains a clean standpoint at the centrality of the hyperlinks among confessional association and political allegiance within the improvement of the fashionable realms; and it contributes to our knowing of the improvement of 'modern' notions of strength and authority.

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