Political Thought in the Age of Scholasticism

Author: Jèurgen Miethke,Martin Kaufhold

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004139907

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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This volume brings together principal reflections on the phenomenon of political theory in the age of scholasticism with focussed case studies of prominent authors and their work. It thus presents a vivid profile of the current discussion about political theory in the later Middle Ages.
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Rights, Laws, and Infallibility in Medieval Thought

Author: Brian Tierney

Publisher: Variorum Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 340

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The papers collected in this volume fall into three main groups. Those in the first group are concerned with the origin and early development of the idea of natural rights. The author argues here that the idea first grew into existence in the writings of the 12th-century canonists. The articles in the second group discuss miscellaneous aspects of medieval law and political thought. They include an overview of modern work on late medieval canon law. The final group of articles is concerned with the history of papal infallibility, with especial reference to the tradition of Franciscan ecclesiology and the contributions of John Peter Olivi and William of Ockham.
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Natural Law

Historical, Systematic and Juridical Approaches

Author: Alejandro Néstor García Martínez,Mario Šilar,José M. Torralba

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443808938

Category: Philosophy

Page: 485

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Modern moral and political philosophy is in debt with natural law theory, both in its ancient and mediaeval elaborations. While the very notion of a natural law has proved highly controversial among 20th Century scholars, the last decades have witnessed a renewed interest in it. Indeed, the threats and challenges as result of multiculturalism, plural societies and global changes have generated a renewed attention to natural law theory. Clearly, it offers solid basis as possible framework to a better understanding of human goods without contradictions and partial bias. The purpose of the present volume is to provide an overview of the history of this concept (Cicero, St. Paul, Aquinas, Melanchthon, Montaigne, Descartes, Leibniz, Hume, Burke, Kant, MacIntyre, etc.) as well as a deep understanding of ongoing research, both in Europe and in America. Furthermore, the specificity of these studies will be of particular value to philosophers, law-philosophers, historians, anthropologists, sociologists and theologians, and those concerned on such issues as the relation between law and moral norm, law and practical reason, and the presence of the idea of natural law in several prominent thinkers. It includes a selected bibliography on natural law. The book also provides an excellent introduction to several of the major topics in natural law theory making it useful both as a reference text and as a sourcebook for academics alike. "Natural law is a rich, complex, and highly disputed term. Since its first appearances in the history of Western civilization, it has been used both to point to God as the source of the moral order and to assert that there is an objective order of justice in nature that men and their laws ought to respect. In modern times, natural law theory gave birth to what we usually call “human rights.” Unlike the meaning of the term, the importance of an ongoing debate on natural law and on the theories related to it is undisputable. This is why I welcome today this new collection of essays edited by Alejandro Néstor García Martínez, Mario Šilar and José M. Torralba. Natural Law: Historical, Systematic and Juridical Approaches includes a wide variety of studies, covering key authors and issues in natural law theory. Younger students will appreciate the clarity of the chapters, and more trained readers the detailed and accurate bibliographical references that each of them offers. The editors’s choice to go from a historical approach to contemporary theories, and then to theoretical and more practical issues is also commendable. Students in philosophy and in legal theory will greatly benefit from this book." —Fulvio Di Blasi, author of God and the Natural Law: A Rereading of Thomas Aquinas
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1997

Author: Massimo Mastrogregori

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110950014

Category: History

Page: 415

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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.
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Canon Law, the Expansion of Europe, and World Order

Author: James Muldoon

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 289

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The articles in this volume trace the development of the theory that humanity forms a single world community and that there exists a body of law governing the relations among the members of that community. These ideas first appeared in the writings of the medieval canon lawyers and received their fullest development in the writings of early modern Spanish intellectuals. Conflict and contact with 'the infidel' provided a stimulus for the elaboration of these ideas in the later Middle Ages, but major impetus was given by the English subjugation of Ireland, and by the discovery of the Americas. This body of work paved the way for the modern notions of an international legal order and universal norms of behavior usually associated with the publication of Hugo Grotius's work in the seventeenth century.
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Papal Reform and Canon Law in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Author: Uta-Renate Blumenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429516479

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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Published in 1998, these essays focus on Rome and the curia in the 11th and 12th centuries. Several relate to Cardinal Deusdedit and his canonical collection (1087) and to the pontificate of Paschal II (1099-1118). Both personalities and their ideas are presented within the larger setting of contemporary problems, highlighting divergent currents among ecclesiastical reformers at a time of the investiture controversies. A third common theme is formed by discussions of the organization and archival practices of the curia, which were of fundamental importance for the growth and codification of canon law, not to mention papal control of the Church.
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Innocenzo III

urbs et orbis : atti del Congresso Internazionale : Roma, 9-15 settembre 1998

Author: Andrea Sommerlechner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 40

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The Profession and Practice of Medieval Canon Law

Author: James A. Brundage

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780860789277

Category: Law

Page: 336

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This latest collection of studies by James Brundage deals with the emergence of the profession of canon law and with aspects of its practice in the period from the 12th to the 14th centuries. Substantial numbers of lawyers systematically trained in canon law first appeared in Western Europe during the second half of the 12th century and in the 13th they began to dominate the hierarchy of the Western church. By 1250 canon law had grown into something more than a profitable occupation: it had become a recognizable profession in the strict meaning of the term as it is still used today. Particular topics are the canonists' system of legal ethics, the education and training of canon lawyers in university law faculties, and some fundamental features of the professional practice of canon law, both in medieval Europe and in the crusading states of the Levant.
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The Fathers and Beyond

Church Fathers Between Ancient and Medieval Thought

Author: Marcia L. Colish

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754659440

Category: History

Page: 332

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The papers in this second selection of articles by Professor Colish focus on thinkers of the patristic age but at the same time look beyond that period, both backward to these authors' appropriation of the classical and Christian traditions, and forward to their function as authorities in later periods of medieval intellectual history, from the Carolingian Renaissance to Anselm of Canterbury, the scholastics, and Dante. Themes which these papers address include the transmission and use of Platonism and Stoicism, logic and linguistic theory, and the ethics of lying, moral indifference, and the salvation of the virtuous pagan.
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