Roberto Bellarmino was born in Montepulciano in , and at the age of 18 entered and became a professor of theological controversies at the Roman College. In Pope Pius XI () beatified Roberto Bellarmino as a saint. Roberto Bellarmino was born into a noble family in Montepulciano in Tuscany. Hujus Temporis Haereticos (Disputations about the Controversies of the Christian biography of Bellarmine is James Broderick, Robert Bellarmine, Saint and. St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian in full San Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino, the Controversies of the Christian Faith Against the Heretics of This Time”).

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Yet, the Scriptures talk of the movement of the sun. He took part in the preparation of the Clementine edition —92 bellarmuno the Vulgate.

There he was ordained, and obtained a reputation both as a professor and as a preacher. He was even subjected to house arrest. He was so small that he had to stand on a stool in the pulpit. Latin Church Eastern Catholic Churches: The family was not at all wealthy or powerful His mother, on the other hand, Cynthia Cervini, was the half-sister of Cardinal Marcello Cervini, one of the outstanding leaders of the Counter-Reformation Church, who would be elected Pope Marcellus II in The are supported by benefices so that they can keep up an office and staff.

Roberto Bellarmino was born in Montepulciano inand at the age of 18 entered the Jesuit Order. Inat the age of 18, Robert Bellarmine applied for admittance to the Society of Jesus.

Roberto Bellarmino

This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat A member of the Roman Curia for most of his active life and a Cardinal of the church, he was not raised to the altars of the Church until One of his hymns, on Mary Magdaleneis included in the Roman Breviary. The church was able to say that it had a new saint, a new doctor of the church and a patron for religious education. In both conclavesespecially that latter, the name of Bellarmine was much before the electors, greatly to his own distress, but his quality as a Jesuit stood against him in the judgment of many of the cardinals.

Bellarmine had never been in pastoral ministry. Reformationthe religious revolution that took place in the Western church in the 16th century. These form the chief original material. Besides, Angelo Roccathe Secretary of the revisory commissions of Sixtus V and the succeeding pontiffs, himself wrote a draft preface for the new edition in which he makes the same statement: His measurements led to the proposal of the Heliocentric Theory — that the sun was central to our world that the earth moved around the sun and not the sun around the earth.


This was because he had discovered that it assigned to the Holy See not a direct but only an indirect power over temporals. He would scruple to accept gifts.

In August Pope Robrto V decided to place the first volume of the Disputationes on the Index because Bellarmine argued in it that the Pope is not the temporal ruler of the whole world and that temporal rulers do not derive their authority to rule from God but from the consent of the governed. In that same year sqnon May 17, during a meeting of the Holy Office at which Bellarmino was present, a deliberation was made to examine whether at the trial of Cesare Cremoninia philosopher at the University of Padua, mention had also been made of Galileo, who had been a friend and colleague of his.

These lectures became the foundation of his greatest work, Disputationes de controversiis Christianae fidei huius temporis haereticos known as the Controversiesa three-volume synthesis of Catholic theology that appeared in, and He returned to Rome in and became a professor of theological controversies at the Roman College.

It was translated into sixty-two languages. But a technical obstacle, arising out of Urban VIII’s own general legislation in regard to beatifications, required its prorogation at that time.

Bellarmine, Robert

Bellarmine spent much of his time in theological controversies, mostly involving papal power. The Aristotelian cosmology was crumbling in the face of the new astronomical evidence, notably that of the phases of Venus and the sunspots.

However, Bellarmine still makes his contribution. Utilizing the teachings of the church defined at the Council of TrentBellarmine’s lectures were devoted to a defense of church doctrine against Luther and Calvin, whose theology he had studied. When the decree outlawing Copernicanism was promulgated inGalileo was in Rome. Exegetical and other works. The controversy was to become one of the most important in history: About this page APA citation. Robert Bellarmine—attacked the doctrinal positions of the Protestant reformers, but there was no one to rival the theological and moral engagement evident in the writings of Luther or the eloquence and passion bellagmino of the works of John Calvin.


So deeply attached was he to the future patron saint of youth, he called him “my dear ghostly child” and directed in his will that he be buried at the feet of the young saint.

The Reformers had not been entirely wrong in their criticism. Baroque Period to the French Revolution. Soon Robert was mad e rector of the Roman College. Another characteristic of his spirituality was an all embracing charity. University of Chicago Press, Its purpose was apologetical: Bellarmine, on the other hand, was the best known protagonist of the Christian Democratic theory based on the “consent of the governed” rather than on the “divine right of kings”, thinking which came bellamrino of the thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Scholasticism.

Toward the end of this period, his most important scholarly work began appearing: It was not interested in offending Contrvoersias by recalling the conflicts of the past or Modern Science which it wished to encourage and embrace.

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Innearly twelve years after Bellarmine’s death, Galileo was again called before the Inquisition in this matter.

My email address is webmaster at newadvent. It was later revised and enlarged by SirmondLabbeusand Casimir Oudin. This major work was the earliest attempt to systematize the various religious controversas between Catholics and Protestants.

The attacks on the Church by the original “Reformers” caused tremendous losses to the Controcersias in numbers, property, power and prestige. With God’s grace, which means reflection and prayer, you must understand what you believe. His remains, in a cardinal’s red robes, are displayed behind glass under a side altar in the Church of Saint Ignatiusthe chapel of the Roman College, next to the body of his student, St.

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