"L'arte compiuta del viver bene". L'oratoria sacra di Cornelio Musso (1511-1574)

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] "The accomplished art of living well". The sacred oratory by Cornelio Musso (1511-1574)

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Practiced from the early thirties of the sixteenth century by several Italian pulpits, particularly in the Farnese Rome of Paul III, then again by Pius IV and the young Carlo Borromeo, the sacred oratory in the vernacular of the Conventual Piacenza Cornelio Musso (1511- 1574), bishop of Bitonto and conciliar father, inaugurates the modern history of this kind which is inspired by the great models of classical and patristic rhetoric, confident in the resources of the eloquent word. Rising up to the dimension of literariness, the oratory experience of the humanist Franciscan scholar, trained in Padua between Aristotle and Bembo, marks the path on which the representatives of the flourishing season of the seventeenth-century sacred oratory would have set out. This volume examines, from a rhetorical-literary perspective, the body of Musso's sermons with the intention of giving reasons for the character of novelty and the degree of cultural responsibility, as well as spiritual, of which they were bearers within the historical climate of the years contiguous to the Council of Trent.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] "The accomplished art of living well". The sacred oratory by Cornelio Musso (1511-1574)
Original languageItalian
PublisherETS
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)978-884673490-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRES LITTERARIA

Keywords

  • History of Rhetoric
  • Musso Cornelio
  • Oratoria sacra
  • Predicazione
  • Renaissance Preaching
  • Retorica sacra

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