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La doctrine canonique médiévale

1st Edition

By Jean Gaudemet


337 pages

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Hardback: 9780860784159
pub: 1994-03-17

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The question these articles seek to respond to, in this fifth collection by Jean Gaudemet to be published by Variorum, is how the intellectual elite of the medieval Church perceived the institutions among which they lived - how they portrayed them, and how they sought to influence them. Whether dealing with the papacy and its place in the Church and the world, with the role of the people in government, or with the position of the individual in society, he would argue that this is the essential question. In their response, this elite drew on the Bible and custom, on Roman law and papal letters, in order that the law could encompass all human experience. To achieve this, these jurists needed to create categories and work out principles, hence the recourse to theology and the necessity for a logical structure, a ’systematization’. Ce volume réunit dix-sept études parues dans diverses revues ou recueils de Mélanges entre 1988 et 1992. Toutes concernent La doctrine canonique médiévale telle qu'elle s'exprime (principalement du VIè au XIIIè siècle) à propos des institutions de l'Eglise et de ses relations avec la société séculière. Comment l'élite intellectuelle des hommes de l'Eglise médiévale a-t-elle perçu les institutions au milieu desquelles elle vivait? Quelle image a-t-elle voulu en donner? Dans quelle voie espérait-elle les orienter? Qu'il s'agisse de la Papauté, de se place dans l'Eglise et dans le Monde, du rôle du Peuple dans le gouvernement, du sort de l'individu dans le group social, de l'entrée dans l'Eglise et de la condition de ceux qui lui restent étrangers, la question reste la même: Comment le droit peut-il saisir l'infinie variété de l'histoire des hommes?

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Théologie et droit canonique: les leçons de l'histoire; Essai de systématisation en droit canonique; La coutume en droit canonique; Le droit romain dans la Collectio canonum du Cardinal Deusdedit; Sagesse biblique et droit canonique; L’héritage de Grégoire le Grand chez les canonistes médiévaux; Le deuxième concile de Nicée (787) dans les Collections canoniques occidentales; Grégoire VII et la France; La Primauté romaine vue par Ives de Chartres; La Primauté pontificale dans le décret de Gratien; L’ordre du monde vu par canoniste à la fin du XIe siècle; Quelques opinions des docteurs médiévaux sur le rôle du peple dans le gouvernement; Les vicissitudes du Gallicanisme; Persona; Baptismus, ianua sacramentorum (CJC, c. 849): baptême et droits de l'homme; L'évolution de la notion de Sacramentum en matière de mariage; Il diritto canonico nella storia della cultura giuridica europea; Index.

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