Composed at a point of significant transition in the history of hagiography as a genre, due to changes in the canonization process, Raymond of Capua’s Life of Catherine of Siena (1395) endeavors to attest to her heroic virtue by using both traditional discourse and the new scholastic discourse. Raymond’s fidelity to Catherine’s own doctrine of the virtues puts his argument in tension with that of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Ann W. Astell; Heroic Virtue in Blessed Raymond of Capua’s Life of Catherine of Siena. Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 1 January 2012; 42 (1): 35–57. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10829636-1473091
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