Maria Lupi, La riforma dell’istruzione religiosa a Roma a inizio Settecento. Il progetto di Giovanni Andrea Corderi [The Reform of Religious Instruction in Rome at the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century: The Project of Giovanni Andrea Corderi]
The paper analyzes the contribution of the Piedmontese priest Giovanni Andrea Corderi to the renewal of the teaching of the doctrine and of the religious practice in Rome at the beginning of the Eighteenth century through the study of the long process of drafting of his main work, Istruzioni per ben guidare, carried out during the pontificate of Clement XI, up to its anonymous publication under Pope Benedict XIII. Corderi’s proposal included the involvement of all, secular priests, friars and lay faithful, in the work of Christian education through several meticulous rules to put into practice every day. In the intention of the author they should have transformed all the citizens of Rome into fervent Catholics.
Keywords: Giovanni Andrea Corderi – Schools of Christian Doctrine – Regulations – Istruzioni per ben guidare.