The Spiritual Formation of the Bourgeois Merchant (La formación espiritual del comerciante burgués)

Mark Hanssen

Resumen


El presente artículo estudia la emergencia del comercio y la prosperidad de la vida cívica en la Edad Media en relación con los cambios en la espiritualidad de la época y con la inclusión de los laicos en la vida religiosa. La aparición de las órdenes mendi-cantes influye en la cada vez más preeminente posición y personalidad pública del co-merciante así como en la concepción del valor religioso y social de la actividad económi-ca. Las órdenes mendicantes reelaboran el estatuto de la actividad comercial y el espíritu que es condición de posibilidad para dicha actividad.

The article wants to study the re-emergence of commerce and thriving of civic life in the Middle Age in connection with the changes in spirituality of the time with the inclusion of the laity in religious life. The emergence of mendicant orders influences the increasingly prominent stature and public personae of the merchant and a conception of the religious and social value of economic activity. Mendicant orders re-elaborate the status of commercial activity and the spirit that is condition to that activity.


Palabras clave: Órdenes mendicantes, Franciscanos, Dominicos, Renacimiento, Mercader, actividad económica, pobreza voluntaria.

Keywords: Mendicant orders, Franciscan, Dominican, Renaissance, Merchant, economic activity, voluntary poverty.

DOI: http://dx.medra.org/10.17398/1886-4945.11.157


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