Alessio Panichi

Lucca, Italien

During my two months at the Johannes a Lasco Bibliothek, I will focus on the cultural struggle fought by Tommaso Campanella (1568-1639), one of the most important philosophers of the late Renaissance, against Luther, Calvin, and their followers.

Particularly, I will cast light on the entanglement between ethics, politics, and theology that stands behind this struggle, which represents not only a key topic in Campanella’s philosophy, but also an important chapter in the history of reception of Protestant ideas in seventeenth-century Italy.