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Confalonieri, Giovanni Aloisio De Fide, Spe et Charitate Manuscript (Ms 148)



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Codex Ms 148


1 volume, 20 x 15 cm.


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
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Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Notes of student Jakob Lang of Fribourg of the theological lectures by Confalonieri on faith, hope and charity given at Milan in 1647. Includes a table of contents. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 148.

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Biographical Note

Giovanni Aloisio Confalonieri (1600-53) was born in Milan, joined the Jesuit Order in 1615, became professor of philosophy at Jesuit academies in Perugia and Rome, and then taught philosophy and theology at the Jesuit school in Milan, and became prefect of studies and rector of the academy. He eventually became vice provincial of the Jesuit province of Milan. The father general of the Jesuit Order called him to serve in Rome, where he died on 22 January 1653.

Jakob Lang of Fribourg, Switzerland, was Confalonieri's student, and may not have been a Jesuit himself as he does not appear in the Jesuit Order's printed records.

Scope Note

The full title recorded on the title page is De fide, spe et charitate disputaciones theologicae dictatae a Rdo Patre Aloysio Confalonerio, S.I., SS. theologia professore ordinario. Suscepte a me Jacobo Lang, Friburgensi, Collegii Helvetici alumno, 1647. An ornamental archway is drawn around the title. The book is in quarto format and contains 223 leaves. The lectures are recorded on paper bound in vellum in a single hand, presumably Jakob Lang's. Later notes and annotations are written in other hands. Between pages 240 and 241 is a paper bookmark, cut from a colorful print depicting a man and the letters "R N V."

The subdivisions of the text are:

The text concludes with two passages from works by Thomas Aquinas.

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