Does anybody know of good sources for the history of the study of Catholic theology by lay people before the twentieth-century? I am thinking of Continental Universities before and after the Revolution, and especially English laymen who studied in Europe. Moreover, I would be interested to know about the curricula of American Universities in the late nineteenth century. My impression is that it was more or less clerical at first, but I could be wrong.
I don't think we got around to wishing you a happy feast day on January 28. So, we'll kill two birds with one stone today, which is Thomas's feast according to the old calendar of the Roman Rite. Buona festa a tutti!