A Companion to Ramon Llull and Lullism offers a comprehensive survey of the work of the Majorcan lay theologian and philosopher Ramon Llull (1232-1316) and of its influence in late medieval, Renaissance, and early modern Europe, as well as in the Spanish colonies of the New World. Llull’s unique system of philosophy and theology, the “Great Universal Art,” was widely studied and admired from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. His evangelizing ideals and methods inspired centuries of Christian missionaries. His many writings in Catalan, his native vernacular, remain major monuments in the literary history of Catalonia.
Contributors are: Roberta Albrecht, José Aragüés Aldaz, Linda Báez Rubí, Josep Batalla, Pamela Beattie, Henry Berlin, John Dagenais, Mary Franklin-Brown, Alexander Ibarz, Annemarie C. Mayer, Rafael Ramis Barceló, Josep E. Rubio, and Gregory B. Stone.
Amy M. Austin, Ph.D. (2004), Emory University, is an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research focuses on medieval reading practices. She has published articles on Ramon Llull and Spanish Golden Age theater.
Mark D. Johnston, Ph.D. (1978), The Johns Hopkins University, is Professor of Spanish at DePaul University. His many publications on Ramon Llull include The Spiritual Logic of Ramon Llull (Oxford, 1987) and The Evangelical Rhetoric of Ramon Llull (Oxford, 1996).
This volume makes an excellent and very important contribution to English-language scholarship on the life, thought, and influence of the Majorcan lay theologian and philosopher, Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316), the Doctor Illuminatus, from his own day through the Renaissance period into the European exploration of the New World.
J. Isaac Goff, Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Franciscan Studies, Vol. 77 (2019), pp, 284–286.
“The editors and contributors of this volume have amply succeeded in providing the tools necessary for nonspecialists to delve into Llull's works, and for those already acquainted with the Illuminated Doctor to delve a little deeper. In other words, A Companion to Ramon Llull and Lullism deserves a prominent place in any Lullist's library.”
Michael J. Sanders, Fordham University. In: Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 73 , No 4 (Winter 2020), pp. 1439–1441.
For specialist and non-specialist readers seeking to understand Llull’s unusual career and works, as well as guidance in assessing the vast academic and popular literature about Llull through the eighteenth century. Keywords: Catalan, literature, history, philosophy, theology, interfaith, Great Art, Islam, crusades, exemplary, encyclopedia, humanism, renaissance, medieval, New World, Cusanus.