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Council of Valencia 1889 (18th-27th October)

Almela Martínez, Mariano


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Giovanni Della Casa, Corrispondenza con i legati al Concilio di Trento (1544-1549), edizione e commento a cura di Monica Marchi, Roma, Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2020 (= Biblioteca Italiana Testi e Studi, 16), 304 pp.

 

“In August 1544 Giovanni Della Casa was appointed apostolic Nuncio to Venice, one of the most important cities for the delicate balance of the European political order. In the lagoon city, information about everything that happened around it arrived very quickly, starting from the Ottoman front, passing through the papal court, up to the extreme borders of Charles V's empire. The letters contained in the Codex Vaticanus Latinus 14830, through the main voices of the Nuncio in Venice, Monsignor Della Casa, and the legates of the Council, Marcello Cervini and Giovanni Maria del Monte, give a detailed picture of the intense period from the laborious opening of the Council itself in Trent to its translation to Bologna. After careful philological investigations, the codex has now been published for the first time in its entirety, reordered chronologically and analysed as a whole. Thanks to the historical and linguistic commentary that accompanies the text, the modern reader can more easily appreciate the content of the correspondence, while the analysis of the communicative peculiarities of the individual interlocutors brings to light the character of three outstanding personalities in Italy in the sixteenth century.” (Loosely translated from the website of the publisher).


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Councils of Santiago de Compostela 1292 (23rd May) and 1293 (?)

Justo Fernández, Jaime


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Annales Historiae Conciliorum (AHC), Heft 1 / (2020)

 

https://www.aschendorff-buchverlag.de

 

Price: 35,00€ 

 

Annales Historiae Conciliorum (AHC) was founded in 1968 by a group of scholars under the direction of Walter Brandmüller under the title Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum. To date, it is the main and most authoritative international institution specialized in research in the field of the History of Councils from antiquity to the present day. In its 50 years of existence, it has published over 600 articles from a community of historians, theologians and philologists.

 

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Contra Latinos et Adversus Graecos. The Separation between Rome and Constantinople from the Ninth to the Fifteenth Century, ed. by Alessandra Bucossi / Anna Calia, Peeters Publisher, Leuven 2020 (= Bibliothèque de Byzantion, 22)

 

“The division between the Latin and Greek churches is one of the fields of research that best represents the complexity and richness of the medieval world and opens the way to a deeper understanding of contemporary religious and political issues. This volume, planned as a journey from the ninth to the fifteenth century and through three different linguistic areas (Greek, Latin and Slavonic languages), contains twenty-five contributions ranging from large images of the main points of difference between churches (e.g. papal primacy and Filioque) to new editions of texts (e.g. Letter by John Dokeianos to John Moschos). The new analyses proposed by this volume portray a lively community of well-known and young scholars who are radically changing the history of the Schism between Orthodox and Catholic Churches through new discoveries and revaluations of texts and events.” (taken from the website of the publisher)


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Dictionary of Councils

Councils of Santiago de Compostela 1216 and 1260 (16th August)

Justo Fernández, Jaime


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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)