- Publisher: Brill
- Format: Hardback | 328 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 241mm x 31mm | 680g
- Publication date: 1 July 1993
- Publication City/Country: Leiden
- ISBN 10: 9004098046
- ISBN 13: 9789004098046
This volume contains studies by 11 distinguished scholars, concerning changes in ethical and religious consciousness during the Renaissance - themes consonant with the scholarship of Charles Trinkhaus. It begins with three general essays: the Renaissance discovery of human creativity (William Bouwsma); the Renaissance and Western pragmatism (Jerry Bentley) and the new philosophical perspective (F. Edward Cranz). The remaining contributors deal with similar issues in Petrarch (Ronald Witt); Nicholas of Cusa (Morimichi Watanabe); Lorenzo Valla (Salvatore Camporeale); Marsilio Ficino (Michael Allen and Brian Copenhaver); Savonarola (Donald Weinstein); Battista Carioni (Paul Grendler); and Calvin (Heiko Oberman). The volume opens with a tribute to Trinkhaus by Paul Oskar Kristeller and concludes with bibliographies of Trikhaus's publications and of works on Valla in English (Pauline Watts and Thomas Izbicki).
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John W. O'Malley, Professor of Church History at the Western School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, has published extensively on religious issues during the Renaissance including The First Jesuits (1993). Gerald Christianson, Professor of Church History at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary and Thomas M. Izbicki, Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, are co-editors of Nicholas of Cusa in Search of God and Wisdom (Brill, 1991).
'This is traditional intellectual history at its finest: a serious conversation about fundamental changes in Western thought and culture, informed by profound and accurate learning.' James Hankins, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1994. '...worthwile reading for the specalist.' Manfred Hoffmann, Religous Studies Review, 1994. '...the editors of this volume have devised a recipe for preparing a successful Festschrift. The result reflects favorably on all concerned.' Craig Kallendorf, Renaissance Quaterly.