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 Aragüéz 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).
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. For all interested in Catalan, Catalonia, literature, history, philosophy, theology, interfaith, Great Art, Islam, crusades, encyclopedias, humanism, Renaissance, Middle Ages, the New World, and Cusanus.