The Oratorian priest Antonio Gallonio (1556-1605) committed his existence to writing approximately saints. The thread working via his hagiographical oeuvre was once renunciation of this international: humility, subservience and persistence. but he engaged with the services of lay humans, jurists, physicians and engineers, on the way to entice their pursuits and convert them. with the intention to emphasize how saints persevered torture, healed sickness and exercised piety instead of ingenuity, Gallonio ventured into these secular disciplines, no matter if he didn't advise them. This booklet surveys Gallonio s released and unpublished works and his place in Roman society, to show the tensions among a theocratic clergy and the self-assertion of expert and scholarly execs within the Italian Counter-Reformation."
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