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).
Table of contents
List of Illustrations
Figures from Llull’s Great Art
Part 1: Llull as Philosopher and Theologian
Ramon Llull, CA. 1232–1316 Mark D. Johnston
Ramon Llull and His Contemporaries Henry Berlin
Llull as Lay Philosopher and Theologian Josep Batalla
Llull’s “Great Universal Art” Josep E. Rubio
Part 2: Llull as Evangelist
Ramon Llull and Islam GregoryStone
Llull and Inter-Faith Dialogue AnnemarieMayer
Ramon Llull’s Crusade Treatises PamelaBeattie
Part 3: Llull as Vernacular Writer
Ephemeral Stories: Llull and Medieval Exemplary Literature José Aragüés Aldaz
Narrative Structure and Cultural Significance in the Novels of Ramon Llull Alexander W. Ibarz
Ramon Llull as Encyclopedist Mary Franklin-Brown
Part 4: Renaissance and Modern Lullism
Lullism among French and Spanish Humanists of the Early 16th Century Linda Báez Rubí
Academic Lullism from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Century Rafael Ramis Barceló
Llull in Seventeenth-Century England RobertaAlbrecht
Part 5: Lullist Missions to the New World
A Lullist in the New World: Bernat Boïl John Dagenais
Lullism in New Spain Linda Báez Rubí
A Lullist in the New World: Junípero Serra JohnDagenais
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.