Lorenzo Valla was a major Renaissance humanist critic of scholasticism, and a proponent of empirical and language-based thought. He also ventured into the field of theology with his humanistic preconceptions that not ancient philosophy but the literary arts and philology should provide the proper model for its study. Salvatore Camporeale in his major studies of Valla, and in a recent notable.
The Dutch humanist theologian Erasmus published his essay On Free Will in 1524. Martin Luther published his scathing reply, Bondage of the Will, the following year. This edition contains translations of both essays, with an historical introduction.
Lorenzo Valla Lorenzo Valla was born into an affluent Roman family in 1407, and died there in 1457. Valla was a humanist as well as a philosopher, philologist, priest and author. Valla single-handedly disproved the dubious, yet sacred document enabling the Papacy to own territory in Constan.
Few important details have survived concerning the early life of Lorenzo Valla, one of the greatest of the Italian Renaissance Humanists. It is known that he was born in Rome in 1407, to a pious.
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Italian priest, humanist, rhetorician and orator Lorenzo Valla circulated in manuscript De falso credita et ementita Constantini Donatione declamatio, proving on historical and linguistic grounds that the Donation of Constantine was a forgery. Because of church opposition the essay was not formally published in print until 1517. It became popular among Protestants, and an English translation.
Lorenzo (or Laurentius) Valla (c. 1406 - August 1, 1457) was an Italian humanist, rhetorician, and educator.His family was from Piacenza; his father, Luca della Valla was a lawyer. In 1431 he entered the priesthood, and after trying vainly to secure a position as apostolic secretary, he went to Piacenza, whence he proceeded to Pavia, where he obtained a professorship of eloquence.
William J. Connel, ed., 'Lorenzo Valla: A Symposium,' with articles by Camporeale, Trinkaus, Ronald Delph and Riccardo Fubini, Journal of the History of Ideas, 57 (1996), 1-86; Marco Laffranchi.
Lorenzo Valla. From the Catholic Encyclopedia (DELLA VALLE). Humanist and philosopher, b. at Rome, 1405; d. there, 1 Aug., 1457. His father came from Placentia. He studied Latin under Leonardo Bruni (Aretino) and Greek under Giovanni Aurispa. At the age of 24 he wished to obtain a position in the papal secretariate, but was considered too young. After his father's death he accepted a chair of.
Lorenzo Valla was an Italian humanist who lived during the 15th century. Valla was born in Rome in 1406. Valla's family had close ties to the papal curia, putting him in close contact with many established Church figures at an early age. Many of these figures were also thinkers who abided by humanist ideologies. One such humanist was Melchior Scrivani, who served as a papal secretary. Scrivani.
Lorenzo (or Laurentius) Valla (1406 to August 1, 1457) was the son of a lawyer from Piacenza, near Milan in northern Italy. At the age of twenty-five, Valla entered the priesthood. He became a professor of eloquence at Pavia, and within two years he was a visiting professor at various universities. He lectured in various cities. At the age of 27 he was in Naples and the king of Naples, Alfonso.
Lorenzo Valla (1406-1457) was the leading philologist of the first half of the fifteenth century, as well as a philosopher, theologian, and translator. His extant Latin letters, though few, afford a direct and unguarded window into the working life of the most passionate, difficult, and interesting of the Italian humanists.