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The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner Dec 2015

The Catholic Enlightenment. The Forgotten History Of A Global Movement, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Monastic Prisons And Torture Chambers: Crime And Punishment In Central European Monasteries, 1600-1800, Ulrich Lehner Mar 2015

Monastic Prisons And Torture Chambers: Crime And Punishment In Central European Monasteries, 1600-1800, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

Following the Council of Trent (1545-1563), Catholic religious orders underwent substantial reform. Nevertheless, on occasion monks and nuns had to be disciplined and—if they had committed a crime—punished. Consequently, many religious orders relied on sophisticated criminal law traditions that included torture, physical punishment, and prison sentences. Ulrich L. Lehner provides for the first time an overview of how monasteries in central Europe prosecuted crime and punished their members, and thus introduces a host of new questions for anyone interested in state-church relations, gender questions, the history of violence, or the development of modern monasticism.


Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson Mar 2014

Enlightenment And Catholicism In Europe. A Transnational History, Ulrich Lehner, Jeffrey Burson

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Apocalypse 2014: Post-Tridentine Catholic Exegesis Of Revelation. The Futurist Commentary Of Alphonsus Frey (1762), Ulrich Lehner Dec 2013

Apocalypse 2014: Post-Tridentine Catholic Exegesis Of Revelation. The Futurist Commentary Of Alphonsus Frey (1762), Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

No abstract provided.


Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803, Ulrich Lehner Mar 2011

Enlightened Monks: The German Benedictines 1740-1803, Ulrich Lehner

Ulrich L. Lehner

Enlightened Monks investigates the social, cultural, philosophical, and theological challenges the German Benedictines had to face between 1740 and 1803, and how the Enlightenment process influenced the self-understanding and lifestyle of these religious communities. It had an impact on their forms of communication, their transfer of knowledge, their relationships to worldly authorities and to the academic world, and also their theology and philosophy. The multifaceted achievements of enlightened monks, which included a strong belief in individual freedom, tolerance, human rights, and non-violence, show that monasticism was on the way to becoming fully integrated into the Enlightenment. Ulrich L. Lehner refutes ...