Ederer, Martin F. Books

About the author: Martin F. Ederer received his MA, and a PhD in Renaissance and Reformation history from University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He currently is a Lecturer in the Department of History and Social Studies Education at Buffalo State College, State University of New York, where he specializes in European history. He has published in Italian Quarterly, and his history of the Catholic parishes of Buffalo, New York, is forthcoming.

Humanism, Scholasticism and the Theology and Preaching of Domenico De’ Domenichi in the Italian Renaissance
2003 0-7734-6698-3
Domenico de’ Domenichi (1416-1478) was a Venetian-born humanist active in Venice, Florence and Rome, well-educated in the scholastic tradition. He advised Popes Eugenius IV, Nicholas V, Calixtus II, Pius II, Paul II and Sixtus IV on theological matters. Domenichi provides a look at several urban worlds where Renaissance humanism flourished. Even more significantly, his dual intellectual life as both a humanist within the Renaissance tradition and as a theologian within the more medieval scholastic tradition indicates well the complexities of a Renaissance intellectual world critical of the medieval past at the same time those traditions flourished in a world far less secular than once believed. Of Domenichi’s many works – treating theological, ecclesiopolitical, philosophical, devotional and reform issues – his preaching best confronts and integrates the sometimes incompatible multiplicity of intellectual traditions so much a part of Renaissance Italy.