Introduction

  1. Harald E. Braun1 and
  2. Edward Vallance2
  1. Harald E. Braun1 and
  2. Edward Vallance2

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396805.ch

The Renaissance Conscience

The Renaissance Conscience

How to Cite

Braun, H. E. and Vallance, E. (2011) Introduction, in The Renaissance Conscience (eds H. E. Braun and E. Vallance), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396805.ch

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    Roehampton University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    Roehampton University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335668

Online ISBN: 9781444396805

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Keywords:

  • Renaissance men and women - conversing with, and guided by their conscience;
  • individuals in England and Hispanic World - reconciling their private and public selves;
  • Spanish casuistry, intellectual - to Habsburg imperial aggression and expansion;
  • Spanish casuistic subterfuge - into the modern era;
  • Catholic, Lutheran, reformed individuals - sound decisions in political circumstances;
  • Renaissance divines and theologians - embedding and sustaining individual conscience;
  • critical and differentiating examination - image of Renaissance theologians;
  • role of personal experience and political conflict - affirming private conscience;
  • Schüssler and Cummings' concepts of conscience - scholastic and humanist traditions;
  • gradual privatization of royal conscience - shift to greater autonomy of private individual