The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis

"A historical analysis of the ways in which Francis's papacy is unusual and thus open to greater possibilities than many of his predecessors"--

Author: Massimo Faggioli

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1626983682

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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"A historical analysis of the ways in which Francis's papacy is unusual and thus open to greater possibilities than many of his predecessors"--

The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis

The opening of Pope Francis to liminal and peripheral members of the church and of our society did not end at the apparently impassable divide of biopolitical issues. From the very beginning of the pontificate the boundaries of the ...

Author: Faggioli, Massimo

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608338320

Category: Religion


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The Pope and the Pandemic

vulnerable, Francis is fully aware that, without exception, all of them are disadvantaged, at risk, ... Massimo Faggioli, The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020), 3.

Author: Orobator, SJ, Agbonkhianmeghe E.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608338818

Category: Religion


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Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years After Luther s Reformation

On Pope Francis's theology of the church, see the following works among legions: Massimo Faggioli, Pope Francis: Tradition in Transition (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015); Massimo Faggioli, The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving ...

Author: Gerard Mannion

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030683603

Category: Christianity

Page: 286

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This book offers ecumenical essays that focus on Reformation Christianity and on current Lutheran-Catholic understandings and relationships. It addresses important issues, including the meaning of the Reformation, the reception of Luther in Germany and beyond, contemporary ecumenical dialogues, and pathways to the future. There is also some inclusion of Jewish and Orthodox traditions as well as attention to global issues. Taken as a whole, the primary method of this book is theology informed by history, hermeneutics, ethics, and social theory. Within the structure of the book can be found the classic hermeneutical circle: What was the meaning of the Reformation for Luther in his own time? What are various ways in which Luther and the Reformation have been interpreted in history? How does knowledge of these things help us today to understand the Reformation and to move forward? Gerard Mannion held the Joseph and Winifred Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies at Georgetown University, where he was also a Senior Research Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Dennis M. Doyle is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton, where he has taught for over thirty-five years. Theodore G. Dedon is a PhD candidate in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University specializing in Religion and International Affairs.

Voting and Faithfulness

The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving toward Global Catholicity (Orbis, 2020). John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life, and a contributing writer for Commonweal magazine. He is author of The Francis ...

Author: Cafardi, Nicholas P.

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587688867

Category: Religion


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Fifteen essays aimed at voters on a variety of topics such as faithful citizenship, how Catholics perceive and talk about issues such as war, life issues, character issues, and how our bishops teach.

The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God on the Contingency

—Massimo Faggioli, professor of theology and religious studies, Villanova University, and author of The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis: Moving Toward Global Catholicity (2020) and Joe Biden and Catholicism in the United States (2021) ...

Author: Florian Klug

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506473680

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Drawing on recent philosophical developments in hermeneutics and poststructuralism, The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God offers a theological account of the contingency of language and perception and of how acknowledging that contingency transforms the perennial theological question of the development of doctrine. Klug applies this account to humanity's encounter with God and its translation into language. Because there exists no neutral epistemological standpoint, Klug integrates contemporary insights on the theory of the subject (especially those of Zizek and Badiou) and presents humanity as a subject that transforms its experience of and with God into language and places it in a shared space for reception. But can the speaking subject have authority and legitimacy in making statements about the Absolute? What role do the Christian faithful play in evaluating that authority? These questions are addressed both to biblical texts and doctrinal statements. Crucial is the Catholic perspective that legitimate statements of faith and insights are only possible through the Holy Spirit. However, humanity cannot command or control the Holy Spirit but can only show its influence indirectly through the receptive tradition of the universal church. The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God argues that statements of faith cannot overcome contingency. Instead, the Catholic notion of receptive tradition attempts to cope rationally with the fragility of perception and language in humanity's orientation toward God.

The Pandemic and the People of God

2 See Pope Francis, Homily: “Facing the COVID-19 Storm,” Vatican Dispatch (March 27, 2020). ... 10 See Massimo Faggioli, The Liminal Papacy: Moving Toward Global Catholicity (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2020); and idem, ...

Author: Arbuckle, Gerald A.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608339044

Category: Religion


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An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies

TRADITIONS ; LIMINAL / LIMINALITY ; Innocent almost immediately reorgaRITUAL . nized the papal government and the Papal States . Frequently embroiled in INITIATION ( RITES OF secular affairs , he excommunicated both CHRISTIAN ) King ...

Author: Orlando O. Espín

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814658563

Category: Religion

Page: 1521

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Spanning the gamut from "Aaron" to "Zwingli," this dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by about sixty authors, all of whom are specialists in their various theological and religious disciplines. The editors have designed the dictionary especially to aid the introductory-level student with instant access to definitions of terms likely to be encountered in, but not to substitute for, classroom presentations or reading assignments. - Publisher.

The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World

Romans then used the liminal period of the sede vacante, when authority transferred to the Popolo Romano, to carve out precious loci of political criticism in which they kept popes tied to a traditional moral economy that that punished ...

Author: Jennifer Mara DeSilva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317016779

Category: History

Page: 344

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In the Early Modern period - as both reformed and Catholic churches strove to articulate orthodox belief and conduct through texts, sermons, rituals, and images - communities grappled frequently with the connection between sacred space and behavior. The Sacralization of Space and Behavior in the Early Modern World explores individual and community involvement in the approbation, reconfiguration and regulation of sacred spaces and the behavior (both animal and human) within them. The individual’s understanding of sacred space, and consequently the behavior appropriate within it, depended on local need, group dynamics, and the dissemination of normative expectations. While these expectations were defined in a growing body of confessionalizing literature, locally and internationally traditional clerical authorities found their decisions contested, circumvented, or elaborated in order to make room for other stakeholders’ activities and needs. To clearly reveal the efforts of early modern groups to negotiate authority and the transformation of behavior with sacred space, this collection presents examples that allow the deconstruction of these tensions and the exploration of the resulting campaigns within sacred space. Based on new archival research the eleven chapters in this collection examine diverse aspects of the campaigns to transform Christian behavior within a variety of types of sacred space and through a spectrum of media. These essays give voice to the arguments, exhortations, and accusations that surrounded the activities taking place in early modern sacred space and reveal much about how people made sense of these transformations.

Cities Texts and Social Networks 400 1500

They placed the adventus and the Avignon papacy in the liminal realm of carnival celebrations. The traditional games watched by the pope usually epitomized human frailty and weaknesses of the flesh: temptation, pride and lust.85 But on ...

Author: Caroline Goodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317165934

Category: History

Page: 378

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Cities, Texts and Social Networks examines the experiences of urban life from late antiquity through the close of the fifteenth century, in regions ranging from late Imperial Rome to Muslim Syria, Iraq and al-Andalus, England, the territories of medieval Francia, Flanders, the Low Countries, Italy and Germany. Together, the volume's contributors move beyond attempts to define 'the city' in purely legal, economic or religious terms. Instead, they focus on modes of organisation, representation and identity formation that shaped the ways urban spaces were called into being, used and perceived. Their interdisciplinary analyses place narrative and archival sources in communication with topography, the built environment and evidence of sensory stimuli in order to capture sights, sounds, physical proximities and power structures. Paying close attention to the delineation of public and private spaces, and secular and sacred precincts, each chapter explores the workings of power and urban discourse and their effects on the making of meaning. The volume as a whole engages theoretical discussions of urban space - its production, consumption, memory and meaning - which too frequently misrepresent the evidence of the Middle Ages. It argues that the construction and use of medieval urban spaces could foster the emergence of medieval 'public spheres' that were fundamental components and by-products of pre-modern urban life. The resulting collection contributes to longstanding debates among historians while tackling fundamental questions regarding medieval society and the ways it is understood today. Many of these questions will resonate with scholars of postcolonial or 'non-Western' cultures whose sources and cities have been similarly marginalized in discussions of urban space and experience. And because these essays reflect a considerable geographical, temporal and methodological scope, they model approaches to the study of urban history that will interest a wide range of readers.

Handbook on Religion and International Relations

Among the latter's many foci is migration policy, a topic of major interest to Pope Francis. Given its own legal system, ... Given the supreme authority of the pope over bishops, the nuncio brings them binding papal orders.

Author: Haynes, Jeffrey

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839100246

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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This comprehensive Handbook examines the relationship between religion and international relations, mainly focusing on several world religions – Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism. Providing a timely update on this understudied topic, it evaluates how this complex relationship has evolved over the last four decades, looking at a variety of political contexts, regions and countries.

The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity

... liminal and liminoid 168 poor, spiritual value of 181–2 poor relief 301 pope, papacy xxii–xxiv, 5–15, 193; administration 8–9, 14; and canon law 80, 84–5; challenges to 13–14; criticism of 12–14; 'decline' of 13, 15; papal monarchy ...

Author: R. N. Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317508090

Category: History

Page: 344

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The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation. Arranged in four thematic sections and comprising 23 originally commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to each part by the editor, this book provides an authoritative survey of a vital element of medieval history. Comprehensive and cohesive, the volume provides a holistic view of Christianity in medieval Europe, examining not only the church itself but also its role in, influence on, and tensions with, contemporary society. Chapters therefore range from examinations of structures, theology and devotional practices within the church to topics such as gender, violence and holy warfare, the economy, morality, culture, and many more besides, demonstrating the pervasiveness and importance of the church and Christianity in the medieval world. Despite the transition into an increasingly post-Christian age, the historic role of Christianity in the development of Europe remains essential to the understanding of European history – particularly in the medieval period. This collection will be essential reading for students and scholars of medieval studies across a broad range of disciplines.

Death in Medieval Europe

A good papal death was a public one and, as it still does today, the drama of a pope's passing captivated a wide audience. It was a slow and prolonged affair, during which the pope had ample time to examine his conscience, confess, ...

Author: Joelle Rollo-Koster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315466842

Category: History

Page: 256

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Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and the world of the living in the Middle Ages. Across ten chapters, the articles in this volume survey the cultural effects of death. This volume explores overarching topics such as burials, commemorations, revenants, mourning practices and funerals, capital punishment, suspiscious death, and death registrations using case studies from across Europe including England, Iceland, and Spain. Together these chapters discuss how death was ritualised and choreographed, but also how it was expressed in writing throughout various documentary sources including wills and death registries. In each instance, records are analysed through a cultural framework to better understand the importance of the authors of death and their audience. Drawing together and building upon the latest scholarship, this book is essential reading for all students and academics of death in the medieval period.

Pope Alexander III 1159 81

relations between pope and king.33 Certainly, the pope visited Déols in midSeptember 1162, having travelled ... the sort of liminal 'frontier' meeting place where such negotiations were normally conducted).36 At Chouzy/ Chouzé, ...

Author: Anne J. Duggan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317078371

Category: Religion

Page: 452

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Alexander III was one of the most important popes of the Middle Ages and his papacy (1159-81) marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen essays which review existing scholarship and present the latest research and new perspectives. Individual chapters cover topics such as Alexander's many contributions to the law of the Church, which had a major impact upon Western society, notably on marriage, his relations with Byzantium, and the extension of papal authority at the peripheries of the West, in Spain, Northern Europe and the Holy Land. But dominant are the major clashes between secular and spiritual authority: the confrontation between Henry II of England and Thomas Becket after which Alexander eventually secured the king's co-operation and the pope's eighteen-year conflict with the German emperor, Frederick I. Both the papacy and the Western Church emerged as stronger institutions from this struggle, largely owing to Alexander's leadership and resilience: he truly mastered the art of survival.

La Papaut et les croisades The Papacy and the Crusades

... the pope in disguise, the naval battle, and the emperor rendered peaceful by the faith and power of Venice. ... the legend of 1177 operated in a liminal area between cherished fable and national history.29 Although often interpreted ...

Author: Michel Balard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317108542

Category: History

Page: 314

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This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction by Michel Balard, the first papers examine aspects of crusader terminology. The next section deals with events and perceptions in the West, including papers on the crusades against the Albigensians and Frederick II, and on the situation in the Iberian peninsula. There follow studies on relations between crusaders and the local populations in the Byzantine world after 1204 and Frankish Greece, and in Cilician Armenia, while a final pair looks at papal interventions in Poland and Scandinavia.

Thresholds of Medieval Visual Culture

Liminal Spaces Elina Gertsman, Jill Stevenson. a deceitful religious figure (Antichristus mysticus) or cruel political tyrant (Antichristus magnus)—would culminate in a renovated papacy established by a Franciscan pope (pastor ...

Author: Elina Gertsman

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843836971

Category: Architecture

Page: 373

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Interdisciplinary approaches to the material culture of the middle ages, from illuminated manuscripts to church architecture.

The Routledge Handbook of Gender in Central Eastern Europe and Eurasia

A gendered perspective illuminates what Long calls Solidarity's transformative liminal space (Long 1996, 37). ... In other depictions Pope John Paul II, “the Polish Pope,” elected to the papacy in 1978 and a beacon of hope for the ...

Author: Katalin Fábián

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429792298

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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This Handbook is the key reference for contemporary historical and political approaches to gender in Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Leading scholars examine the region’s highly diverse politics, histories, cultures, ethnicities, and religions, and how these structures intersect with gender alongside class, sexuality, coloniality, and racism. Comprising 51 chapters, the Handbook is divided into six thematic parts: Part I Conceptual debates and methodological differences Part II Feminist and women’s movements cooperating and colliding Part III Constructions of gender in different ideologies Part IV Lived experiences of individuals in different regimes Part V The ambiguous postcommunist transitions Part VI Postcommunist policy issues With a focus on defining debates, the collection considers how the shared experiences, especially communism, affect political forces’ organization of gender through a broad variety of topics including feminisms, ideology, violence, independence, regime transition, and public policy. It is a foundational collection that will become invaluable to scholars and students across a range of disciplines including Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Central-Eastern European and Eurasian Studies.

Spiritual Rationality

Papal Embargo as Cultural Practice Stefan K. Stantchev ... The papacy, accordingly, made sure not to leave permanently stranded in the extraliminal space surrounding the flock those subjected to ipso facto excommunication in result of ...

Author: Stefan K. Stantchev

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191009235

Category: History

Page: 288

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Spiritual Rationality: Papal Embargo as Cultural Practice offers the first book-length study of embargo in a pre-modern period and provides a unique exploration into the domestic implications of this tool of foreign policy. Based on a large and varied body of archival and printed, papal and secular sources, this inquiry covers Europe and the broader Mediterranean from c. 1150 to c. 1550. During this time of an increasing papal role within Christian society, the church employed restrictions on trade with Muslims, pagans, 'heretics', 'schismatics', disobedient Catholic communities and individual Jews in order to facilitate papally-endorsed warfare against external enemies and to discipline internal foes. Various trade bans were originally promulgated as individual responses to specific circumstances. These restrictions, however, were shaped by the premise that sin and the defense of the decorum of the faith and Christendom condoned, or even required, papal intervention into the lives of the laity and by the text-based approach of popes and canonists. Papal embargo, consequently, was not only the sum total of individual trade bans but also a legal and moral discourse that classified exchanges into legitimate and illegitimate ones, compelled merchants to distinguish clearly between themselves as (Roman) Christians and a multitude of others as non-Christians, and helped order symbolically both the relationships between the two groups and those between church and laity. Papal embargo's chief relevance thus lay within Christian society itself, where it functioned as an intangible pastoral staff. While sixteenth-century developments undermined it as a policy tool and a moral discourse alike, papal embargo inscribed the notion of the immorality of trade with the enemy into European thought.

Cultures of Voting in Pre modern Europe

Secrecy's immediate impact on the public sphere was, of course, to relegate the decision itself to a secondary role in the great spectacle of a papal election. Where once the election had been a public ritual, now only select ceremonies ...

Author: Serena Ferente

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351255028

Category: History

Page: 362

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Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe examines the norms and practices of collective decision-making across pre-modern European history, east and west, and their influence in shaping both intra- and inter-communal relationships. Bringing together the work of twenty specialist contributors, this volume offers a unique range of case studies from Ancient Greece to the eighteenth century, and explores voting in a range of different contexts with analysis that encompasses constitutional and ecclesiastical history, social and cultural history, the history of material culture and of political thought. Together the case-studies illustrate the influence of ancient models and ideas of voting on medieval and early modern collectivities and document the cultural and conceptual exchange between different spheres in which voting took place. Above all, they foreground voting as a crucial element of Europe’s common political heritage and raise questions about the contribution of pre-modern cultures of voting to modern political and institutional developments. Offering a wide chronological and geographical scope, Cultures of Voting in Pre-modern Europe is aimed at scholars and students of the history of voting and is a fascinating contribution to the key debates that surround voting today.

The Lion and the Lamb

... unscheduled prophet such as Francis or Catherine of Sienna, who dwelt in that liminal world between the laity and the ... like myself might hope for a significant change, if there is any change it will have to happen by papal fiat.

Author: William M. Shea

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199881536

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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One of the most intriguing questions in contemporary American Christianity is whether the recent warming of relations between Catholics and conservative evangelicals promises a thaw in the ice age that has lasted since the sixteenth century. American evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have hated and suspected one another since colonial times. In the twentieth century, however, each community has experienced radical change, and this has led to a change in the relationship between the two. In this book William Shea examines the history of this troubled relationship and the signs of potential reconciliation. His springboard is the recent publicity given to the 1993 document Evangelicals and Catholics Together, in which several well-known figures from each camp, acting as individuals, signed a statement affirming much more common theological and social ground than any other American Catholic-evangelical group had ever done. Looking back, Shea surveys the long and very bitter history of published recriminations that have flown back and forth between Catholics and many kinds of Protestants since the 16th century. He makes the case that Catholics and conservative Protestants reacted along parallel lines to western "modernity" - especially naturalistic evolution and higher criticism of the Bible). That deeper history leads him to the more recent history that has partially overcome the severe Catholic-evangelical antagonisms. Here he focuses on the rise of "neo-evangelicals" associated with Billy Graham and the National Association of Evangelicals and on the changes with the Catholic church since Vatican II. He goes on to offer systematic interpretations of recent evangelical literature on Catholics and Catholic literature on evangelicals. The book ends with some historical, but also theological, social and personal conclusions. This accessible, groundbreaking, and timely study will be indispensable reading for all interested in the religious landscape of America today.