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Author: R. Ward Holder

this point. These elements which carry the tradi- tionary weight are brought into conversation with living realities, and these critical elements are interlaced in the life of a faith commu- nity, which points toward the future. This is Calvin’s reception of the Church’s history, and the scripture

In: John Calvin and the Grounding of Interpretation: Calvin’s First Commentaries
Author: Stephen D. Bowd

which had caused him to adopt a solitary life. At the same time, Giustiniani emphasized the instability of people, states, and classes. It could be argued that Giustiniani was too much at pains to emphasize that Querini's with- drawal from the world was motivated by a sense of vocation and not by

In: Reform before the Reformation: Vincenzo Querini and the Religious Renaissance in Italy
Author: Anya Mali

, spiritualjoys and trials were intermingled and it was in these three states that the purgative and illuminative paths merged as her penitential efforts seemed to be rewarded with divine lights or spiritual insights. She was living a life of internal and external penance, while at the same time being drawn

In: Mystic in the New World: Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672)
Author: Stephen D. Bowd

-satisfied". Elsewhere, Erasmus allowed for the existence of learned monks living a life of piety, but he did not accept that monasticism in itself was a form of piety; rather, it was a way of living, "either useful or useless in proportion to one's moral and physical disposition", and he was reluctant to accept

In: Reform before the Reformation: Vincenzo Querini and the Religious Renaissance in Italy
Author: J.M.I. Klaver

for his degree. This resolution was mainly connected with the possibility a degree offered “to enter the world with a pres- tige which may get me a living sooner.”56 Prestige and a living were necessary if he were to claim Fanny as his wife. Personally he also felt that “a clergyman’s life is the one

In: The Apostle of the Flesh
Author: Stephen D. Bowd

later idealized life at Urbino in his best- seller 17ze Courtier, also planned to visit Michele; and Giuliano de' Medici, another distinguished resident at Urbino, actually did so. Don Michele was constantly discussed by these men and women of festive Urbino, and it seemed a marvellous thing to them

In: Reform before the Reformation: Vincenzo Querini and the Religious Renaissance in Italy

life Co rnelis Pietersz H ooft was born in Amsterd am in 1547. H e was the son of a shipmaster who was active in the shipping to the Bal- tic and to Fran ce. His father, Pieter Willemsz Hooft, mad e a good living from his work. In the course of the sixteenth century, the Dutch Baltic trade was booming

In: The 'Mother of all Trades'
Author: Anya Mali

cultivate solitude. (A 17) Marie's conversion to a more spiritual life, however, was not only motivated by her gratitude for Christ's redemptive act and sorrow for her sins. A central element of her conversion experience was the sensation that her heart was snatched up and lovingly "transformed" by God

In: Mystic in the New World: Marie de l'Incarnation (1599-1672)
Authors: T. Pollard and I. Banks

be contentious to state that up until now the field has been led by a small group of archaeologists and his- torians, both professional and amateur, the involvement of whom has been largely motivated by personal interest rather than operating within the more traditional spheres of development control

In: Scorched Earth

were motivated by contact with Jewish culture to study the Hebrew Scriptures: “Part of the social reality of Christian thinkers in France from the late eleventh century was the appearance of a vibrant Jewish community.” “The Glossa Ordinaria and the Transmission of Medieval Anti-Judaism,” A Distinct

In: "Take Hold of the Robe of a Jew": Herbert of Bosham's Christian Hebraism