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Grace, Talent, and Merit Anthony J. La Vopa

Grace, Talent, and Merit

Anthony J. La Vopa

Published August 26th 1988
ISBN : 9780521350419
Hardcover
422 pages
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This book focuses on poor students, young men in eighteenth-century Germany who owed their studies to charity, who formed a substantial minority within the theology faculties, and who entered careers in the clergy, the academic schools, and theMoreThis book focuses on poor students, young men in eighteenth-century Germany who owed their studies to charity, who formed a substantial minority within the theology faculties, and who entered careers in the clergy, the academic schools, and the universities. Professor La Vopa shows how a cluster of familiar eighteenth-century ideas about grace, talent, and merit shaped a formative social experience central to the lives of many celebrated intellectuals as well as many of the elite.