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Catholic Reformation Savonarola to St. Ignatius Loyola

ISBN-10: 0823214788

ISBN-13: 9780823214785

Edition: 1993 (Reprint)

Authors: John C. Olin

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This work contains fifteen key documents illustrative of reform in the Church in the period from 1495 to 1540, an age of great religious ferment and upheaval, which is marked historically by the crisis known as the Protestant Reformation. The documents collected in this work focus on the simultaneous struggle for renewal and reform within the Catholic Church. There was much amiss within the Church at the close of the Middle Ages. The Protestant Reformation threw into high relief the urgent need for religious reform. Involving basic questions of doctrine, practice, and authority, this severe trial put in jeopardy the very life of the existing Catholic Church. The balanced selection of notable and representative source materials tells their story in a lively and dramatic way. This important work on a little-known aspect of a turbulent era is a valuable contribution to Reformation studies.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John C. Olin is retired as Professor of History, Fordham University

Preface to the Fordham Edition
Preface
Introduction: The Background of Catholic Reform
Savonarola on the Renovation of the Church, 1495
The Oratory of Divine Love, 1497
Colet's Convocation Sermon, 1512
Egidio da Viterbo's Address to the Fifth Lateran Council, 1512
The Reform Bull Supernae dispositionis arbitrio, 1514
Erasmus' Sileni Alcibiadis, 1515
Contarini's De officio episcopi, 1516
Lefevre's Preface to His Commentaries on the Four Gospels, 1521
Adrian VI's Instruction to Chieregati, 1522
The Theatine Rule of 1526
Giberti's Constitutions, after 1527
The Capuchin Constitutions of 1536
The Consilium de emendanda ecclesia, 1537
St. Ignatius Loyola and the Founding of the Jesuits
The Bull of Institution, 1540
Rules for Thinking with the Church
Bibliographical Postscript
Index of Names