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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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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGinness, Frederick J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4208.I8
LC item number
M35 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Preaching
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Prédication
  • Contre-Réforme
  • Rhétorique
  • Christianisme et civilisation
  • Counter-Reformation
  • Preaching
  • Orthodoxie
  • Contrareformatie
  • Preken
  • Retorica
  • Sermons
  • Rhétorique
  • Rhétorique
  • Christianisme et culture
  • Prédication
  • Contre-Réforme
  • Predigt
  • Gegenreformation
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italie)
  • Italy
  • Rome (Italie)
  • Rom
Label
Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]- 324) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691034263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95003104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31865785
  • (OCoLC)ocm31865785
Label
Right thinking and sacred oratory in Counter-Reformation Rome, Frederick J. McGinness
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]- 324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691034263
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95003104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31865785
  • (OCoLC)ocm31865785

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