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Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi: The Making of a Counter-Reformation Saint

ISBN : 9780198785385

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Author: 
Clare Copeland
Pages
272 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2016
Series
Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs
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This work offers a detailed reconstruction of the campaigns for and trials resulting in the beatification (in 1626) and subsequent canonization in 1169 of the Florentine mystic nun, Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607). Clare Copeland places her findings in the wide context of the politics of saint-making at a time of particular significance for the history of Roman Catholic canonization. The Protestant Reformation had put the Roman Catholic Church on the defensive in this area of devotional practice and the period covered in this volume (ca. 1600-1669) saw far-reaching reforms in the ways in which sanctity was measured and adjudicated by Rome. Copeland shows how these developments need to be seen less in terms of a top-down attempt by the central organs of ecclesiastical control to impose a hegemony of holiness and more in terms of negotiation over the meanings of sanctity-and how it relates to canonization-between the various stakeholders.

Index: 

Introduction
1 The Call of the Convent
2 Suor Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi
3 Beata moderna
4 The Life of a Saint
5 Witnesses to holiness
6 Our beata
7 S. Maria degli Angeli and the Barberini family
8 Naples and the Carmelite Order
9 Canonization
Afterword
Bibliography

About the author: 

Clare Copeland is an Independent Scholar.

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