Fermina Álvarez Alonso, Cum Petro et sub Petro. Primato ed episcopato dal Vaticano I al Vaticano II, prefazione di Marcello Semeraro, Milano: Ancora 2019. 384 pp.
"On the 150th anniversary of the First Vatican Council, this historical-theological study deals with the reception of doctrine, the primacy and the episcopate in theology and the magisterium between the two councils. It explanis in what way all this was integrated into chapter III of Lumen gentium, thanks to the interventions of Roman theologians such as Umberto Betti, Michele Maccarrone and Pietro Parente. This volume has the virtue of underlining the merit of "Roman" theologians who "managed to balance tradition and renewal". In the multitude of studies on Vatican II published until now, the contribution of some figures, present in the so-called "minority", representatives of well-defined currents and schools of theology, has probably not been fully evaluated: their contribution has not been sufficiently considered, or has been connoted by conservative or traditionalist approaches that have obscured the objective understanding of the facts. Noteworthy is also the fact that the author has drawn information and used documents from the Fund of the Second Vatican Council, kept in the Vatican Secret Archives. On these bases, the present volume certainly assumes a prominent place in the almost huge amount of studies on Vatican II "(loosely transalted from the Foreword by Marcello Semeraro)