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Baroque - Baroque Scholasticism
(873 words)

Part of Baroque:

1. Historical Survey

2. Baroque Scholasticism

The expression “baroque” is applied to Scholasticism on the analogy of the architectural and literary style of the baroque age, of which it was the contemporary. It may be said to have begun in Catholic circles with the founder of the school of Salamanca, Francisco de Vitoria, and on the Protestant side with Melanchthon, called the father of Protestant orthodoxy. Among Protestants the end of this period coincided with the end of ecclesiastica…

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Rainer Specht, “Baroque - Baroque Scholasticism”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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