Renaissance. Girolamo Savonarola. Resistance to Change. Savonarvola Dominican Friar Called to Florence 1490 Preached against humanism. Next. Savonarola. 1492: Lorenzo de Medici dying Requests Savonarola to administer last rites 1: Lorenzo, you must truly repent…agreed.
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The republic of Florence was to be a Christian commonwealth, of which
God was the sole sovereign
His Gospel the law
the most stringent enactments were made for the repression of vice and frivolity…
A young Gentleman being a Scholler(scholar – learned person, student), fell in love with a Ladie, named Helena, she being a Widdow, and addicted in affection to another Gentleman. One whole night in cold Winter, she caused the Scholler to expect her comming, in an extreame frost and snow. In revenge whereof, by his imagined Art and skill, he made her to stand naked on the top of a Tower, the space of a whole day, and in the hot moneth of July, to be Sunburnt and bitten with Waspes and Flies.
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Three fatal sparks have set the hearts of all on fire
Read your article:
Is it an example of a bonfire of the vanities? Why/How?
Is this sort of thing scary to you?
Write a short letter to the person/people in charge of the event you read about?
So, the three ingredients…
Religion, Economics and Politics…
Contributed to the Protestant Reformation.