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Dévotions et spiritualité oratoriennes : l’orthodoxie de la Réforme catholique et ses marges

Abstract : Saint Philip Neri, though an emblematic figure of the Catholic Reformation in Rome, illustrates the fragility of the boundary between Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy. The devotions he encouraged have frequently been suspected of Heterodoxy. They often reflect the " long-term " phenomena of permanence and survival that enter into conflict with a History based on legislations. These devotions reflect the probable influence of the Devotio Moderna, the Savonarolism claimed by Neri, but also the spirituality of Juan de Valdés, which was transmitted to Neri by the Barnabite Bonsignore Cacciaguerra, who had frequented the followers of Valdés in Naples. Music fully partakes of this spiritual identity, as a fundamental element of the devotions, but also because the Spanish influence via Naples has a bearing on polyphonic writing as well as on the spirituality of Juan de Valdés ; and because Spanish musicians at the Roman Oratory also transmitted spiritual influences and encouraged exchanges with the Roman Spanish parishes. Soto de Langa translated Juan de Ávila's treatise into Italian. These diverse influences are not contradictory ; the subtle relation between Savonarolism and Valdesianism in Neri's ideas still needs to be studied.
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Anne Piéjus. Dévotions et spiritualité oratoriennes : l’orthodoxie de la Réforme catholique et ses marges. Rivista di storia e letteratura religiosa, L. S. Olschki, 2014, Erasmisme, hésuchisme et nicodémisme à la lumière de la tradition paradoxale de la Renaissance, pp.153-170. ⟨halshs-03090129⟩



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