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The Mystical Theology of the Catholic Reformation: An Overview of Baroque Spirituality
The Mystical Theology of the Catholic Reformation is a conspectus of the intellectual achievement of the Age of the Baroque, the period between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. The Baroque was one of the most fertile periods for art, science, theology, and mysticism in Catholic history. Despite extensive scholarship on specific achievements and pivotal thinkers of th ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published July 28th 2006 by University Press of America
(first published 2006)
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Lots of raw information here, but the authors' love of taxonomy runs to the excessive. The very format and feel of the book reminds one of Thomas' Summa. Topics get broken down into components (always numbered!) in a logical hierarchy. Everything is categorized. I found this overly dry and almost anti-essayistic. Nevertheless, I did find helpful some information quickly. I recommend this for reference only.