Title: In Our Image and Likeness : Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought. Second Paperback Printing.
Publisher:  University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, IN, 2009, ISBN:9780268011734
Seller ID: 101526
TRINKAUS, Charles. In Our Image and Likeness : Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE. (Notre Dame, IN): University of Notre Dame Press, (2009). Second Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxvii,(3),3-985,(1).8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering to front and spine. "In this massive, meticulously research work Trinkaus makes a major contri bution to our understanding of the Italian humanists and the Christian Renaissance in Italy ... The author argues persuasively that the Italian humanists drew their inspiration more from the church fathrs than from the pagan ancients ... [This is] the most comprehensive and important study of Italian humanism to appear in English. It is a mine of information, offering, among other things, detailed analyses of texts which have been ignored even byItalian scholars." - from the rear cover. Contents: Part I: Human Existenc e and Divine Providence in Early Humanist Moral Theology: 1. Petrarch: Man Between Despair and Grace; 2. Coluccio Salutati: the Will Triumphant; 3. Lorenza Valla: Voluptas et Fruitio, Verba et Res. Part II: The Human Condition in Humanist Thought: Man's Dignity and His Misery: 4. The Dignity of Man in the Patristic and Medieval Traditions and in Petrarch; 5. Bartolomeo Facio and Fra Antonio da Barga on Human Misery and Dignity; 6. A Florentine Contrast: Manetti and Poggio on the Dignity and Misery of Man; 7. A BolognesePolemic: Human Progress versus Human Misery in Benedetto Morandi and Giova nni Garzoni; 8. A Roman Interlude: Platina and Aurelio Brandolini on Human Destiny. Part III: Four Philosophers on the Condition of Man: The Impact ofthe Humanist Tradition: 9. Humanist Themes in Marsilio Ficino's Philosophy of Human Immortality; 10. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola on the Place of Ma n in the Cosmos: Egidio da Viterbo on the Dignity of Men and Angels; 11. Pietro Pomponazzi on the Condition of Earthly Man. Part IV: Studia Humanitatis and Studia Divinitatis: The Christian Renaissance in Italy: 12. Italian Humanism and the Scriptures; 13. Humanists on the Sacraments; 14. Humanists on the Status of the Professional Religious; 15. From Theologia Poetica to Theologia Platonica; 16. Accomodation and Separation in the Destiny of Mankind: Manetti, Ficino and Pico on Christians, Jews and Gentiles. Very good. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges may apply on international orders. 35.00