Roberto Bellarmino was born in Montepulciano in , and at the age of 18 entered and became a professor of theological controversies at the Roman College. In Pope Pius XI () beatified Roberto Bellarmino as a saint. Roberto Bellarmino was born into a noble family in Montepulciano in Tuscany. Hujus Temporis Haereticos (Disputations about the Controversies of the Christian biography of Bellarmine is James Broderick, Robert Bellarmine, Saint and. St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian in full San Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino, the Controversies of the Christian Faith Against the Heretics of This Time”).

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He was a great defender of the Holy See, especially of Papal infallibility. Bellarmine’s systematic studies of theology began at Padua in andwhere his teachers were adherents of Thomism.

In Bellarmine became the spiritual director of the Collegio Romano. Exegetical and other works. With God’s grace, which means reflection and prayer, you must understand what you believe.

In he began his theology at Paduabut in was sent to finish it at Louvainwhere he could obtain a fuller acquaintance with bellarminl prevailing heresies.

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I suggest that we exert no action in his favor. Bellarmine urged Galileo to be patient. Of the particular transactions with which his name is most generally associated the following were the most important: People who are active in controversies become controversial themselves. So deeply bellarjino was he to the future patron saint of youth, fontroversias called him “my dear ghostly child” and directed in his will that he be buried at the feet of the young saint.

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His residency in Leuven lasted seven years. These are also the quotations used in the stained glass window described above.

A complete edition of his works was published in 12 volumes — In he was consecrated an archbishop and sent by Pope Clement VIII to Capua, where he concerned himself mainly with pastoral duties. However Sixtus died before the revised Index was published, and the next Pope, Urban VIIremoved the book from the Index during his bellarmion twelve-day reign. It was later revised and enlarged by SirmondLabbeusand Casimir Oudin. Robert Bellarmine was the ” point man” in the famous controversy between the Church and Galileo.



The attacks on the Church by the original “Reformers” caused tremendous losses to the Church in numbers, property, power and prestige. Whereas the literature on this subject was marked by heated debates and intemperate statements on both sides, Bellarmine calmly and fairly reviewed the issues.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Reformation theology had permeated the University and Borgia recognized the brilliance of Robert Bellarmine to counteract this trend.

Because of his profound scriptural scholarship and his thorough grasp of the major Protestant writers both of these achievements very rare in the Catholic church of the dayBellarmine soon became the leading theologian on the Catholic side of the debate. The 16th century was one of the most difficult in the history of the Church. Montepulciano, Italy, 4 October ; d. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you bellaarmino go to edit mode requires login.

But since he was the main protagonist both of Copernicanism and of the views on the interpretation of Scripture that were disapproved, he obviously was the person most affected by it. Bellarmine served as rector of the Collegio Romano inas provincial of the Neapolitan province of the Jesuits inand papal theologian in Bellarmine also became involved in controversy with King James I of England. It was not interested in offending Protestantism by recalling the conflicts of the past clntroversias Modern Science which it wished to encourage and embrace.


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However, so tension filled roberrto the issue that the friends could not resolve it. Despite his father’s initial opposition, he entered the novitiate at Rome in Three of the panels represent the breath of the United States, geographically, economically and politically. Wishing to make sure that Galileo appreciated the gravity of the matter, the pope asked Bellarmine to call him in and notify him officially of the contents of contorversias decree before it was made public.


Inthe Jesuits opened their own theological college at Louvain, where Bellarmine became its first Jesuit professor. He wrote a Hebrew grammar text to help his students, which became very popular. The issue of papal power revolved around the theory of the indirect power of the Pope. In a time when cardinals maintained controversjas courts, Bellarmine lived a simple and ascetic life, practicing self-sacrifice, poverty, and disinterestedness.

Completing his studies in Louvain, Bellarmine was ordained a priest in Whereas the literature on this subject the chaos of theological differences between Catholics and Protestants was marked by heated debates and intemperate statements on both sides, Bellarmine calmly and fairly reviewed the issues.

The first was asn instruction manual used by Jesuit missionaries all over the world. The quarrel led to a war of pamphlets in which the part of the Republic was sustained by John Marsiglio and an apostate monk named Paolo Sarpiand that of the Holy See by Bellarmine and Baronius. This theory was perpetuated by the work of Hobbes, Locke, Sidney, who were certainly not Catholic in their beliefs. However, a grateful Church would advance the nephew as he sought the priesthood. These translations are one level closer to the original texts than the Latin Bible.

Oath of Allegiance of James I of England.