Without claiming to be exhaustive, this article reconstructs the main stages of the historiographical debate developed in the 1980s and 1990s about the concepts of tolerance, irenism, and concord. In particular, it discusses – with reference to the figure and thought of Francesco Pucci – the epistemological validity of the category of « intolerant concord », coined by Mario Turchetti and recently resumed by Neil Tarrant precisely with regard to the Florentine theologian and controversialist. The article outlines the main stages of Pucci’s thought in order to position his figure in the European context of the late sixteenth century. This reconstruction allows affirming that, although not a theorist of religious tolerance, the Florentine thinker defended his idea of religious peace and developed it through his utopian proposals within the framework of a millenarian vision destined to assure Christianity the prospect of a happy millennium. Pucci was not a proponent of an « intolerant concord » but rather a « utopian irenist » and, at least partially, a « confessional irenist ».

Caravale, G. (2020). Irenismo, concordia e tolleranza nel pensiero di Francesco Pucci. BRUNIANA & CAMPANELLIANA, XXVI(1), 217-232.

Irenismo, concordia e tolleranza nel pensiero di Francesco Pucci

Giorgio Caravale
2020-01-01

Abstract

Without claiming to be exhaustive, this article reconstructs the main stages of the historiographical debate developed in the 1980s and 1990s about the concepts of tolerance, irenism, and concord. In particular, it discusses – with reference to the figure and thought of Francesco Pucci – the epistemological validity of the category of « intolerant concord », coined by Mario Turchetti and recently resumed by Neil Tarrant precisely with regard to the Florentine theologian and controversialist. The article outlines the main stages of Pucci’s thought in order to position his figure in the European context of the late sixteenth century. This reconstruction allows affirming that, although not a theorist of religious tolerance, the Florentine thinker defended his idea of religious peace and developed it through his utopian proposals within the framework of a millenarian vision destined to assure Christianity the prospect of a happy millennium. Pucci was not a proponent of an « intolerant concord » but rather a « utopian irenist » and, at least partially, a « confessional irenist ».
Caravale, G. (2020). Irenismo, concordia e tolleranza nel pensiero di Francesco Pucci. BRUNIANA & CAMPANELLIANA, XXVI(1), 217-232.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11590/374298
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact