By Anne Jacobson Schutte
Between 1618 and 1750, 16 humans -- 9 ladies and 7 males -- have been delivered to the eye of the ecclesiastical professionals in Venice simply because they have been reporting visions, revelations, and particular privileges from heaven. All have been investigated, and so much have been wear trial through the Holy workplace of the Inquisition on a cost of heresy less than numerous rubrics that may be translated as "pretense of holiness."
Anne Jacobson Schutte appears heavily on the institutional, cultural, and non secular contexts that gave upward thrust to the phenomenon of visionaries in Venice. to give an explanation for the worldview of the prosecutors in addition to the prosecuted, Schutte examines inquisitorial trial dossiers, theological manuals, religious treatises, and clinical works that formed early sleek Italians' realizing of the variations among orthodox Catholic trust and heresy. specifically, she demonstrates that socially built assumptions approximately women and men affected how the Inquisition handled the accused events. the ladies charged with heresy have been non-elites who more often than not claimed to event ecstatic visions and obtain messages; the lads have been frequently clergy who spoke back to those ladies with out claiming any supernatural adventure themselves. simply because they "should have identified better," the lads have been judged extra harshly through authorities.
Placing the occasions in a context better than simply the inquisitorial procedure, Aspiring Saints sheds new gentle at the heritage of faith, the dynamics of gender kin, and the ambiguous boundary among sincerity and pretense in early smooth Italy.
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Aspiring Saints: Pretense of Holiness, Inquisition, and Gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750: Pretense of Holiness, Inquisition and Gender in the Republic of Venice, 1618-1750 by Anne Jacobson Schutte