The Resource The pulpit and the press in Reformation Italy, Emily Michelson

The pulpit and the press in Reformation Italy, Emily Michelson

Label
The pulpit and the press in Reformation Italy
Title
The pulpit and the press in Reformation Italy
Statement of responsibility
Emily Michelson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Italian preachers during the Reformation era found themselves in the trenches of a more desperate war than anything they had ever imagined. This war{u2014}the splintering of western Christendom into conflicting sects{u2014}was physically but also spiritually violent. In an era of tremendous religious convolution, fluidity, and danger, preachers of all kinds spoke from the pulpit daily, weekly, or seasonally to confront the hottest controversies of their time. Preachers also turned to the printing press in unprecedented numbers to spread their messages. Emily Michelson challenges the stereotype that Protestants succeeded in converting Catholics through superior preaching and printing. Catholic preachers were not simply reactionary and uncreative mouthpieces of a monolithic church. Rather, they deftly and imaginatively grappled with the question of how to preserve the orthodoxy of their flock and maintain the authority of the Roman church while also confronting new, undeniable lay demands for inclusion and participation. These sermons{u2014}almost unknown in English until now{u2014}tell a new story of the Reformation that credits preachers with keeping Italy Catholic when the region{u2019}s religious future seemed uncertain, and with fashioning the post-Reformation Catholicism that thrived into the modern era. By deploying the pulpit, pen, and printing press, preachers in Italy created a new religious culture that would survive in an unprecedented atmosphere of competition and religious choice
  • Italian sermons tell a story of the Reformation that credits preachers with using the pulpit, pen, and printing press to keep Italy Catholic when the region{u2019}s violent religious wars made the future uncertain, and with fashioning a post-Reformation Catholicism that would survive the competition and religious choice of their own time and ours
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
274.506
Index
index present
LC call number
BR390
LC item number
.M53 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
Label
The pulpit and the press in Reformation Italy, Emily Michelson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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
Where sermons mattered -- Mendicants -- Sermons and diocesan reform -- Treatises -- The generation after Trent -- Epilogue: sermons and their reception
Control code
ocn831664346
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674075290
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt2f17jt
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not applicable
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.b30205682
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)831664346
  • acls0674075293

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