Religious Experience and Thought in the Spanish Golden Age, 1500-1700
Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel, University of Illinois at Chicago
The sixteenth century in Spain is a period notable for the remarkable flourishing of the religious phenomenon known as “mysticism.” This seminar presented a number of focal points, grouped around individual figures such as St. Ignatius (1491-1556), St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), Luis de Leon (1527-1591), and St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), which allowed students to investigated the nature, significance and wide influence of the intense religious life of Spain between the close of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth century. The course made use of the extensive materials in the Newberry Library.
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