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Francis Oakley here reconstructs the half-millennial history of that rival and now largely forgotten tradition. Hardcover , pages.
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The Conciliarist Tradition: Constitutionalism in the Catholic Church 1300-1870
Be the first to ask a question about The Conciliarist Tradition. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 02, Andrew Marr rated it really liked it Shelves: Here is a survey on an important topic that seems to have been forgotten by more scholars than I would have guessed. Conciliarism is a movement that was at its height in the 15th century when several councils were needed to handle the emergency of the Papal schism.
There is a tendency of many to dismiss conciliarism as only an emergency measure. Francis Oakley, one of the leading scholars of the subject, demonstrates the roots of conciliar thought, the notion that the Pope should work with colle Here is a survey on an important topic that seems to have been forgotten by more scholars than I would have guessed. Francis Oakley, one of the leading scholars of the subject, demonstrates the roots of conciliar thought, the notion that the Pope should work with collegiality of cardinals if not bishops, has roots in the Middle Ages.
More important, conciliar though was strong up to roughly at which point, papal trimphalism gained momentum because of the destructive policies of Napoleon which destroyed Gallican theology which tended toward conciliarism. One of the most interesting things in this book is the back-and-forth movement between ecclesisastical concilarism and secular politics. Oakley argues that conciliarism has influenced secular democratic polities more than the other way around.
The extent that conciliarism has been forgotten by so many is shown by the failure of Catholic modernist thinkers to use it as a resource which would have given historical credibility to their ideas. This subject is important and anyone interested in church polity and its relationship with secular politics will benefit from this book and come away with some things to think about. Apr 02, Adam DeVille, Ph. As I've argued elsewhere at length, this is a staggering book by a leading medievalist who raises acutely difficult questions, destroys all previous facile attempts at answering those questions, and in the end leaves papal historiography, and more broadly the Catholic Church, with some very difficult challenges.
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