The sciences of the earth in the epistolary archives of the Barnabite scientists

Filippo Lovison


This short paper intends to highlight the uniqueness of scientific commitment – not rarely of a high level – of some

members of religious orders who, among other duties of their sacerdotal ministry, dedicated themselves particularly

to in the study of sciences of the earth, realizing as such a fertile union between «pity and science», typical

of the common spiritual and cultural formation of members of the Regular Clerics of Saint Paul, called Barnabites.


Ke Barnabites; letters; seismology; meteorology; 19th century

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