Girolamo Dandini (1554–1634)

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For the cardinal and papal nuncio, see Girolamo Dandini (1509-1559).

Girolamo Dandini ((Latin) Hieronymus Dandinus) (1554–1634) was an Italian Jesuit and academic.

Title page from De corpore animato (1611).

Life[edit]

He was born in Cesena. With Juan Maldonado he was the first Jesuit professor in Paris, at the Collège de Clermont; there he taught François de Sales.[1] Later he was professor of theology at Perugia.

He was sent in 1596 by Pope Clement VIII as nuncio to Lebanon, to preside at a general Maronite council, for the purpose of introducing certain liturgical reforms. It was held at the Qannubin Monastery.[2][3] On the way Dandini visited Cyprus; he was accompanied by Fabio Bruno, who had been on an earlier mission in 1580 with Giovanni Battista Eliano.[4]

Works[edit]

His De corpore animato was one of the last scholastic analyses of the intelligible species concept in Aristotle.[5]

He was author of an Ethica sacra: hoc est de virtutibus, et vitiis libri quinquaginta, published in 1651.[6]

In 1656 his account of his mission in Lebanon was published as Missione apostolica al patriarca, e maroniti del Monte Libano. It was translated into French by Richard Simon as Voyage au Mont Liban (1675).[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (French) Scholasticon page
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Maronites". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  3. ^ Account in Histoire des conciles d'après les documents originaux vol. 11 (1907); at archive.org
  4. ^ Charles A. Frazee, Catholics and Sultans: The Church and the Ottoman Empire 1453-1923 (2006), pp. 137–9; Google Books.
  5. ^ Leen Spruit, Species Intelligibilis: Renaissance controversies, later scholasticism, and the elimination of the intelligible species in modern philosophy (1995), p. 319; Google Books.
  6. ^ Old biography
  7. ^ Guy G. Stroumsa, A New Science: the discovery of religion in the Age of Reason (2010), p. 183 note 9; Google Books.

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