This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: On the Councils Given by Divine Law ) Petrarch made much less reference to God, as if to suggest that divine will was further from reach and hardly worth mentioning. He also wrote less about human potential, and more about human flaw. He wrote, “So rare, even among our dear ones, is that exact agreement of all attitudes and habits”. (p.29, Petrarch’s Letter to Dionigi Da Borgo) Petrarch made many of the same criticisms as Aquinas, except without mention of the possible solutions; “I marveled at the natural nobility of our soul—except when it spoils itself…turning God’s honorable gift into dishonorable ends.”(p.32, Petrarch’s letter)...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 4B taught by Professor Sonnino during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08