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Grijeh i zrcalo : reformnokatolička antropologija u djelima Jurja Habdelića


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Budimir, Maša. (2013). Grijeh i zrcalo : reformnokatolička antropologija u djelima Jurja Habdelića. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Blažević, Zrinka].

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After being in session for almost twenty years, the Council of Trent in 1563 promulgated the so- called decree on reform and in so doing instantaneously started a period of intensive Catholic renewal in the institutional as well as in the intellectual and spiritual sense. The Jesuit order, whose founder Ignatius Loyola believed that well- educated and highly disciplined clergy was indispensable for the successful implementation of the council reforms, played an instrumental role in the Catholic restoration, especially in Central Europe. The Jesuits arrived to Zagreb at the beginning of the 17th century and founded a college inside the defence walls of Gradec. Soon after its foundation, this Jesuit institution became the focal point of the intellectual life in Ban's Croatia. Juraj Habdelić, a Jesuit seminarian at Gradec, authored two devotional books, Zerczalo Marianzko (1662.)/ Mirror of Virgin Mary and Pervi otcza nassega Adama greh (1674.)/ First sin of our father Adam, that are analyzed in this dissertation through the lenses of historical anthropology. In the analysis of the Habdelić's exemplary moralist discourse, the concepts of historical anthropology such as sex, gender, sexuality, spirituality, family strucuture, religion, and ethnicity are used. On the basis of these concepts, it is possible to reconstruct how Habdelić formed his, mostly negative, perception of human nature by using the biblical theme of Adam's exile from heaven. In his devotional booklets Habdelić acts as an intermediary. His aim is to instruct his readers how to leave the shadow of Adam's sin behind and walk morally upright, while following closely the redefined Catholic doctrine. The basic postulate of this dissertation is that, in his works, Habdelić mirrored the Aristotelian- Thomistic scholastic philosophy which he adopted throughout his schooling at Zagreb, Vienna, Graz and Trnava. In this context, Habdelić's works closely resemble the aim of the Council of Trent for a stronger supervision of the life of the faithful: a supervision which entailed an entire set of regulatory practices.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Juraj Habdelić, barok
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Blažević, Zrinka
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 09:17
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:23

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