Seminar: Religious Experience and Thought in the Spanish Golden Age, 1500-1700

Audrey Lumsden Kouvel, University of Illinois at Chicago, now emerita
Audrey Lumsden Kouvel, University of Illinois at Chicago, now emerita
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
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Wednesday, April 1, 1987 to Wednesday, June 10, 1987

Audrey Lumsden Kouvel, University of Illinois at Chicago, now emerita

The sixteenth century in Spain is a period notable fo rthe remarkable flourishing of the religious phenomenon known as “mysticism.” This seminar presented a number of focal points, grouped around such figures as St. Ignatius (1491-1556), St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), Luis de Léon (1527-1591), and St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), to allow students to investigate the nature, significance, an dwide influence of the intense religious life of Spain between the end of the sixteenth and beginning of the seventeenth century. The course made use of the extensive materials in the Newberry Library, and included readings in English and Spanish.

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