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L’enseignement de Benoît XV sur la prédication (1914-1918)

Sante Lesti    Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia    



This article focuses on Pope Benedict XV’s teaching on preaching during World War 1. It is based on three main sources: 1) the encyclical Humani generis redemptionem, published in 1917; the unedited drafts, which have recently been made available from the Vatican Secret Archives; 2) Pope Benedict XV’s speeches to the Lenten preachers in Rome (1914-1922); 3) Codex Iuris Canonici’s canons 1327-1351 (the Codex was also published in 1917). The analysis shows that the main concerns underlying Pope Benedict XV’s teaching on preaching contained nationalism and fought secularization.

keywords: Pope Benedict XV. World War 1. Preaching. Nationalism. Secularization. Catholic intransigentism.

Lingua: fr

Presentato: 11 Aprile 2018   Pubblicato: 06 Giugno 2018  
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-239-0/003

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