ROBERT BELLARMINE, SAINT AND SCHOLAR by James S.J. Brodrick

ROBERT BELLARMINE, SAINT AND SCHOLAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The national attention won by the recent book on Church and State, we Hold These Truths, by the Rev. John Courtney Murray, S.J. suggests the response this book on a great Churchman should command. Here is a classic study of a saint who was the outstanding scholar and cleric of the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries- Robert Bellarmine. Bellarmine's Controversies became a ""best seller"" on the Continent during his day. A controversialist of the highest order, he was a temperate man in a day when the ""use of abuse"" was an international art. Since that time in History, Bellarmine has been the basis for all serious study of Church-state relations. This book originally appeared as a two volume Life and Work of Blessed Robert Francis Cardinal Bellarmine, S. J. in 1928. Out of print for many years, reissue was imperative in this day when life in a pluralistic society is undergoing thorough study. Father James Brodrick, S.J., the internationally respected scholar whose works include definitive lives of St. Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola, has performed a distinctive service by up-dating the original and making this great book available again to the English speaking public.

Pub Date: July 1st, 1961
Publisher: Newman