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Wietse De Boer

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This contribution critiques the current practice of studying the early modern Catholic clergy within the parameters of confessionalization and professionalization theories. Measuring the features of the early modern priest with the standards of the institutional reforms to which he was subjected, is an inevitably reductive operation. Once we take the perspective of the priest and study his career from a variety of angles (including family, education, economic opportunities, and career choices), his cultural profile may prove to be the far more complex outcome of often competing forces. Personal memoirs, such as the diary of Girolamo Magni, parish priest of Popiglio (Pistoia), arc especially helpful for the study of priests' careers and identity.

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Wietse de Boer

This volume, written by one of the leading scholars on Emmanuel Levinas, deals with Levinas’ conception of Transcendence, Prophecy and Philosophy. Among the issues discussed in this volume are ontology and eschatology, Judaism and Hellenism, the relationship between transcendental and dialogical thought, the God of the Philosophers and the God of the Patriarchs. Theodore de Boer is Emeritus Professor of systematic philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.
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Edited by Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler

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Edited by Wietse de Boer and Christine Göttler