Friday, June 22, 2007

Two Hundred Forty-ninth Pope: Clement XIV - 1 comments

Another Clement! This one was educated by the Jesuits, so he also showed them support in Europe. Clement XIV struggled to match the growing power of the Enlightenment, hoping to embrace its love of free thought without its secularism. Like any half-hearted embrace, it convinced no one, and Clement's reign serves as a reference point in the perceived split between "rational thought" and "spiritual authority."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally scary looking... like a bad wizard... or a grand poobah gone way wrong...

Sunday, 24 June, 2007  

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