"Oration Upon Human Dignity" ( Pico Della Mirandola ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Oration Upon Human Dignity" ( Pico Della Mirandola )
Examines this Renaissance Christian author's challenge to hypocrisy and conservativism of the Christian establishment and his defense of intellectual freedom.
# 14354 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1999 | US


$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now

Description:

The Renaissance Challenge to Christian Humility? is an adequate subtitle for Pico Della Mirandola?s Oration upon Human Dignity. However, it must be qualified by the understanding that Mirandola did not mean to challenge Christian humility in the face of God, but rather in that of the Christian establishment

From the Paper:

""The Renaissance Challenge to Christian Humility" is an adequate subtitle for Pico Della Mirandola's Oration upon Human Dignity. However, it must be qualified by the understanding that Mirandola did not mean to challenge Christian humility in the face of God, but rather in that of the Christian establishment. Mirandola's Oration does not pose any sort of defiance or affront toward God or the Christian faith; it merely affirms the right of a young individual to have and express opinions on complicated points of theology. As such, the work challenges the existing conventions of the Catholic church, as well as the historical attitude of man toward his place in the universe.

Mirandola's intent is easily misconstrued, because of his apparent arrogance toward God and the angels. In the beginning of the Oration, he asserts that man has the power to choose what he might..."

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

"Oration Upon Human Dignity" ( Pico Della Mirandola ) (2003, July 21) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/oration-upon-human-dignity-pico-della-mirandola-14354/

MLA Format

""Oration Upon Human Dignity" ( Pico Della Mirandola )" 21 July 2003. Web. 18 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/oration-upon-human-dignity-pico-della-mirandola-14354/>

Comments