Making Truth in Early Modern Catholicism
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Making Truth in Early Modern Catholicism
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€ 109,00
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9789463720526
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Hardback
Number of pages
336
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English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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Bruno Boute, Andreea Badea, Marco Cavarzere, and Steven Vanden Broecke: A Product's Glamour: Credibility, or the Manufacture and Administration of Truth in Early Modern Catholicism
PART I. ACCOMMODATING
1. Rudolf Schuessler: Scholastic Approaches to Reasonable Disagreement
2. Marco Cavarzere: Regulating the Credibility of Non-Christians. Oaths on False Gods and Seventeenth-Century Casuistry
3. Steven Vanden Broecke: How to be a Catholic Copernican in the Southern Netherlands
4. Brendan Röder: Appearance and Essence. Speaking the Truth about the Body in the Early Modern Catholic Church
PART II. PERFORMING
5. Bruno Boute: Saving Truth. Roman Censorship and Catholic Pluralization in the Confessionals of the Habsburg Netherlands, 1682-1686
6. Birgit Emich: The Production of Truth in the Manufacture of Saints: Procedures, Credibility, and Patronage in Early Modern Processes of Canonization
7. Andreea Badea: Credibility of the Past. Writing and Censoring History within Seventeenth-Century Catholicism
8. Leen Spruit: Heresy and Error in the Assessment of Modern Philosophical Psychology
9. Maria Pia Donato: Modern Philosophy and Ancient Heresies: New Wine in Old Bottles?
PART III. EMBEDDING
10. Vittoria Fiorelli: Experiences are not a Successful Accompaniment toward the Knowledge of the Truth.' The Trial of the Atheists in Late Seventeenth-Century Naples
11. Cecilia Cristellon: Choosing Information, Selecting Truth. The Roman Congregations, the Benedictine Declaration, and the Establishment of Religious Pluralism
12. Rivka Feldhay: Disciplining the Sciences in Conflict Zones. Pre-Classical Mechanics between the Sovereign State and the Reformed Catholic Religion
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Making Truth in Early Modern Catholicism

Scholarship has come to value the uncertainties haunting early modern knowledge cultures; indeed, awareness of the fragility and plurality of knowledge is now offered as a key element for understanding early modern science as a whole. Yet early modern actors never questioned the possibility of certainty itself and never objected to the notion that truth is out there, universal, and therefore safe from human manipulation. This book investigates how early modern actors managed not to succumb to postmodern relativism, despite the increasing uncertainties and blatant disagreements about the nature of God, Man, and the Universe. An international and interdisciplinary team of experts in fields ranging from the history of science to theology and the history of ideas analyses a number of practices that were central to maintaining and functionalizing the notion of absolute truth. Through such an interdisciplinary research the book shows how certainty about truth could be achieved, and how early modern society recognized the credibility of a wide plethora of actors in differentiating fields of knowledge.
Editors

Andreea Badea

Andreea Badea is a researcher at the chair for early modern history of the Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main.

Bruno Boute

Bruno Boute is a researcher at the chair for early modern history of the Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main.

Marco Cavarzere

Marco Cavarzere is assistant professor of early modern history at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice.

Steven Vanden Broecke

Steven Vanden Broecke teaches early modern intellectual history and history of science at Ghent University.