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Giles of Viterbo

  • Daniel J. NodesEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_197-1

Abstract

Giles of Viterbo (1469–1532), prior general of the Augustinian Hermits, cardinal, church reformer, candidate for the papacy during papal Rome’s golden age, responded enthusiastically to that age’s renewed impulse toward classical and patristic learning. He remains a complex figure for scholars because of the many posts he held and the diverse cultural traits his thought exhibits. Contrasting elements in his life, public and private, active and contemplative, secular and spiritual, competed for his attention. Like many of his contemporaries, Giles had a deep interest in discovering the harmony of Christianity with ancient religious philosophical and traditions, both directly and as mediated through Greek and Latin patristic authors like Origen and Augustine, Ficinian Platonism, and Hebrew mysticism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ClassicsBaylor UniversityWacoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • David A. Lines
    • 1
  1. 1.Italian Studies, School of Modern Languages and CulturesUniversity of WarwickCoventryUnited Kingdom