...An “immigrant” who knows “...how difficult it is to go up and down another man’s stairs” (Dante Alighieri: “Divine Comedy”), who discovered his faith when he was young and has lived in the most difficult conditions dares to say openly with confidence and conviction how to become a saint. ...we realise that the boat of our life is carried forward more by the strength of the wind blowing the sails than by the efforts of the rower; more by following the actions of the Holy Spirit than by multiplying our efforts. ... Each man has saintliness within him if he feels loved by God and opens his heart to Him. ...Un “immigrato” che conosce “...come è duro calle lo scendere e ‘l salir l’altrui scale” (Dante Alighieri: “Divina Commedia - Paradiso, Canto 17°”), che ha scoperto la fede da giovane e l’ha vissuta nelle circostanze più ardue osa dire, con naturalezza e convinzione, come si diventa santi. ...ci si rende conto che la barca della nostra vita viene spinta in avanti più dalla forza del vento che soffia sulle vele spiegate, che dalle braccia del rematore; più dall’assecondare l’azione dello Spirito Santo, che dalla moltiplicazione degli...
Catalogue raisonné of 20 works by Matti Preti and Gregorio Preti located in Taverna, Italy.
During the Italian Wars of 1494 to 1559, with innovations in military technology and tactics, armour began to disappear from the battlefield. Yet as field armour was retired, parade and ceremonial armour grew increasingly flamboyant. Displaced from its utilitarian function of defense but retained for symbolic uses, armour evolved in a new direction as a medium of artistic expression. Luxury armour became a chief accessory in the performance of elite male identity, coded with messages regarding the owner's social status, genealogy, and political alliances. Carolyn Springer decodes Renaissance armour as three-dimensional portraits through the case studies of three patrons of luxury armourers, Guidobaldo II della Rovere (1514-75), Charles V Habsburg (1500-58 and Holy Roman Emperor from 1519-56), and Cosimo I de'Medici (1519-74). A fascinating exposition of male self-representation, Armour and Masculinity in the Italian Renaissance explores the significance of armour in early modern Italy as both cultural artefact and symbolic form.
Papers presented at the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2003 (see also Studia Patristica 39, 40, 41 and 42). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.
Catalogue of offprints from vols. 1-20 in v. 20, p. -541.