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The Resource Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness

Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness

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Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome
Title
Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome
Statement of responsibility
Frederick J. McGinness
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the sixteenth century, when painters, writers, and scientists from all over Europe flocked to Rome for creative inspiration, the city was also becoming the center of a vibrant and assertive Roman Catholic culture. Closely identified with Rome, the Counter-Reformation church sought to strengthen itself by building on Rome's symbolic value and broadcasting its cultural message loudly and skillfully to the European world. In a book that captures the texture and flavor of this rhetorical strategy, Frederick McGinness explores the new emphasis placed on preaching by Roman church leaders. Looking at the development of a sacred oratory designed to move the heart, he traces the formation of a long-lasting Catholic worldview and reveals the ingenuity of the Counter-Reformation in the transformation of Renaissance humanism.McGinness not only describes the theory of sermon-writing, but also reconstructs the circumstances, social and physical, in which sermons were delivered. The author considers how sermons blended spirituality with pious legends--for example, stories of the early martyrs--and evocative metaphors to fashion a respublica christiana of loyal Catholics. Preachers projected a "right" view of history, social relationships, and ecclesiastical organization, while depicting a spiritual topography upon which Catholics could chart a path to salvation. At the center of this topography was Rome, a vast stage set for religious pageantry, which McGinness brings to life as he follows the homiletic representations of the city from a bastion of Christian militancy to a haven of harmony, light, and tranquility.Originally published in 1995.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGinness, Frederick J.
Dewey number
282/.45632/09031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4208.I8
LC item number
M35 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preaching
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Rome (Italy)
  • HISTORY
  • RELIGION
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Preaching
  • Italy
Label
Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. "To Penetrate into the Deep-Down Things . . Arcana Dei and the Majesty of the Papal Liturgy
  • Chapter Five. Right Thinking: Conformity, Militant Catholicism, and the Return to Discipline
  • Chapter Six. Like "A Sundial Set into a Rock": The Supreme Hierarch of the Church Militant
  • Chapter Seven. From Vices to Virtues, Punishment to Glory: Rome, Civitas Sancta
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Liturgical Texts for the Feasts Celebrated by the Papal Court with a Latin Sermon
  • Appendix 2. List of Popes
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Roman Eloquence and Christian Virtue: A Paideia for Defenders of the Respublica Christiana
  • Chapter Two. "Vices and Virtues, Punishment and Glory": Homiletic Instructions, Sacred Rhetoric, and Zeal for the Word of God
  • Chapter Three. "And to Heare the Maner of the Italian Preacher. . ." Tridentine Rome and the Ambience of the Sacred Orator
Control code
889252820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739ctq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252820
Label
Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-324) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Four. "To Penetrate into the Deep-Down Things . . Arcana Dei and the Majesty of the Papal Liturgy
  • Chapter Five. Right Thinking: Conformity, Militant Catholicism, and the Return to Discipline
  • Chapter Six. Like "A Sundial Set into a Rock": The Supreme Hierarch of the Church Militant
  • Chapter Seven. From Vices to Virtues, Punishment to Glory: Rome, Civitas Sancta
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1. Liturgical Texts for the Feasts Celebrated by the Papal Court with a Latin Sermon
  • Appendix 2. List of Popes
  • Abbreviations Used in Notes
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical Essay
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One. Roman Eloquence and Christian Virtue: A Paideia for Defenders of the Respublica Christiana
  • Chapter Two. "Vices and Virtues, Punishment and Glory": Homiletic Instructions, Sacred Rhetoric, and Zeal for the Word of God
  • Chapter Three. "And to Heare the Maner of the Italian Preacher. . ." Tridentine Rome and the Ambience of the Sacred Orator
Control code
889252820
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400864072
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt739ctq
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889252820

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