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A hindered way

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Summer 1968: two young Spanish boys come to Rome bringing with them a letter and a project to export. They are Francisco (Kiko) Argüello and Carmen Hernández. It officially starts the Neocatechumenical Way and after fifty years by its foundation, this book is one of the first historiographical researches. Comparing archive’s texts to unpublished works, the Neocatechumenical Way is intertwined with Church of Rome’s historical events from the end of the Second Vatican Council till nowadays. From the study of a minor reality, this work aims to shed light on more general matters: from the Second Vatican Council’s reception to the relationship amid episcopates; from the New Dutch Catechism to the entrance of lay and organized laity in the Church; from the liturgical revision to the “liturgical liberalism”.

Francesca Campigli

A hindered way.

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2018

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The Languages of the Church

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During the Early Modern era, Latin was the official language of the Church of Rome; however, analyzing bulls, decrees and edicts, Italian was preferred as a vehicular language. Even though Italian bishops and inquisitors used Italian to deliver papal bull and Conciliar decrees, they thwarted Luteran doctrin, which was in favor of the use of the vernacular languages for the Holy Scriptures and for liturgy, restricting the knowledge of the Misteries of the Faith just to the ones who were able to understand Latin. Upon which themes was it necessary to be understood? Were they loyal to the original ones or did they exploit margins of interpretation to curb the repressive stranglehold imposed by the papacy after the Council of Trent?

Silvia Manzi

The Languages of the Church

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2018

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Religions and worship buildings

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The publication is the result of a meeting held in October 2017 at Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, whose topic was Worship buildings and religions, from the Unification of Italy to nowadays. Academics from various research fields and chief of the local religious communities debated on the construction of synagogues and protestant temples in the nineteenth-century Italy, as well as on the present burning matter of building mosques in cities or smallest areas. History, law, sociology and architecture are here called to reflect upon Christian and other religious minorities worship buildings, taking into consideration the fundamental right of religious freedom, which is also freedom of worship, and the right to practise it in respectable buildings. This book is also published in the magazine ‘Il Giornale dell’Architettura.com’, with the patronage of the Metropolitan City of Florene and of the local Association of Architects.

Edited by: Michele Moramarco, Maurizio Sangalli

Religioni e luoghi di culto

Istituto Sangalli, Firenze 2018

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Kant and Russian ortodoxy

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The diffusion of Kant philosophy in Russian culture was significantly premature: even orthodox ecclesiastic Academies were involved in this process, despite the strict censorship, which defended metaphysics and theological traditions. History and sources of Ecclesiastic Academics philosophy are also analysed through two authors’ works (I.Ja. Vetrinskij and P.D. Jurkevic), which explain the awareness of an essential comparison to the criticism. The inquiry about the reception is analysed in an appendix about the complex evolution of Kantian studies during the decades of the Soviet regime.

Vera Pozzi

Kant e l’ortodossia russa, Accademie ecclesiastiche e filosofia in Russia tra XVIII e XIX secolo

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2017

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Refugees

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The book rebuilds a little known event: the arrival of thousands of exiled moriscos in Italy, descendant of Arabic-muslim origins, occupying Iberic Peninsula for centuries. Christianised after the Reconquista (1492), they were often accused of crypto-Islamism and treason and finally expelled and deported from Spain (1609-1614). What were the obstacles of refugees in the exodus? How did the authorities behave facing their landings? In which way did refugees interact with local populations? Current questions posed to ancient problems, already experienced in other occasions in Italy, in its political fragmentation.

Bruno Pomara Saverino

Rifugiati, I moriscos e l’Italia

Firenze University Press, Firenze 2017

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Questioned identities: coexististence and interreligious conflicts in the Mediterranean

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The concept of identity is one of the most debated in social science. Coexistence between Jews, Muslims and Christians in the Mediterranean during the Medieval and Modern era is a perfect geographical and chronological setting to question the utility of this concept. Thanks to some European researchers’ works, a global revision of the concept is analysed in this book through history, history of arts and literature. Which role will religions and politics play in the re-affirmation of Mediterranean peoples’ different identities? Which myths marked religious otherness studies? Which role will art play as a catalyst for those conflicts? These are some of the focal questions of this book, and the authors will try to answer.

edited by: Borja Franco Bruno Pomara Manuel Lomas Bárbara Ruiz

Identidades cuestionadas : Coexistencia y conflictos interreligiosos en el Mediterráneo (ss. XIV-XVIII)

Universitat de València, Valencia 2016

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