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The Papacy in the Contemporary Age

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Giovanni Vian    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    



The volume, deepening specific aspects of the popes from Pius X to Francis, offers, overall, a historical reading of the papacy from the early twentieth century to the present. In this time – between uncertainties, resistances, cautious openings – the papacy realised the transition from intransigent Catholicism to dialogue with modernity and its most characteristic cultural, political and social expressions. In this regard, the presence of swings and retractions in the popes of the last decades are also an expression of the troubles that have marked the long and difficult coexistence between papacy, Roman Catholic Church and modernity, until pope Bergoglio’s new guidelines.

June 6, 2018
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Giovanni Vian   
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Institutional Aspects of Antimodernism
Claus Arnold   
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L’enseignement de Benoît XV sur la prédication (1914-1918)
Sante Lesti   
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The Positiones of the Consistorial Congregation
Alejandro M. Dieguez   
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A Case Study
Raffaella Perin   
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‘Aggiornamento’ and ‘Rinnovamento’ in John XXIII
Giovanni Vian   
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Résistances et ajustements
Philippe Portier   
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Valentina Ciciliot   
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Analyse du discours de Ratisbonne de Benoît XVI
Pierre Baudry   
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Un pontificat pour un christianisme global ?
Giovanni Vian   
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The Papacy in the Current Age: Between Modernity and Globalization
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