Humanism and the Church Fathers

Ambrogio Traversari (1386-1439) and the Revival of Patristic Theology in the Early Italian Renaissance

By Charles L. Stinger

Subjects: Religion
Paperback : 9781438451442, 328 pages, June 1977
Hardcover : 9780873953047, 328 pages, June 1977

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Table of contents


Chapter I. Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

Chapter II. The Studia Humanitatis

Chapter III. The Renaissance of Patristic Studies

Chapter IV. Patristics and Reform

Chapter V. Patristics and Union of the Greek and Latin Churches






This study of the foremost patristic scholar in 15th-century Florence is based almost exclusively on manuscript letters and incunabula in Greek, Latin, and Italian. The influence of the revival of patristic studies on the meaning and purpose of Renaissance learning emerges as one of the original considerations in this book which should be of interest to humanists, generally, but also to art historians, intellectual history researchers, theologians, and philosophers.