JoMaCC Journal of Modern and Contemporary Christianity

Journal | JoMaCC
Journal issue | 3 | 1 | 2024

The Roman Magisterium in the Twentieth Century: New Perspectives from the Vatican Archives

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Abstract

This issue of the Journal of Modern and Contemporary Christianity documents a workshop held at Villa Vigoni, the German-Italian Centre for European Dialogue, in October 2023. The opening of the Vatican archives for the pontificate of Pius XII has also created new possibilities for research into the history of theology. The Franco-German-Italian workshop (which was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) examined ongoing projects in this context and related them to earlier research on the history of the Magisterium and Roman censorship. Theologically, the pontificate of Pius XII was characterised by an interesting mixture of cautious tendencies towards openness and renewed repression. Against this background, the workshop offered an impressive panorama of current research on the Roman Magisterium under Pius XII, which unfolds in the contributions to this issue. These offer many doctrinal, source-critical, institutional and prosopographical points of contact.

Keywords National socialism Moral Theology Roman Magisterium Romanisation Book Censorship Teilhard de Chardin Anti-modernism Édouard Le Roy Society of Jesus Modernism Doctrine Humani generis Jesuits Pope’s ghost writers World council of churches Morals Franz Hürth SJ Sacramental theology Evolutionism Pontifical Biblical Commission Censorship Pope Pius XII Just war Papal Magisterium Vatican Council II International questions Holy Office Ecumenism Encyclical Faith and order Magisterium Professionalisation Papal Encyclicals’ drafting process Pius XII Ethics of the Situation Nouvelle Théologie Condemnation Faith Catholic Bible Exegesis in the 1950s Indexing Peace Franz Hürth France Roman Curia Scientific progress Reform concerns Sebastiaan Tromp Catholic theology

Permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/JoMaCC/2785-6046/2024/01 | Published April 23, 2024 | Language en, fr, it

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