Francesco e la Chiesa romana tra storiografia e ideologia,

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Francis and the Roman Church between historiography and ideology,

Maria Pia Alberzoni*

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Abstract

From the publication of Paul Sabatier's Vie de Saint François d'Assise (1894), modern historiography dedicated to the problems related to the history of Francis and the Orders that refer to him began. He indicated two fundamental lines of action, still considered valid today: the valorization and research of new sources and the priority to be given within them to the writings of Francis. The religious affiliation of Sabatier (Calvinism), together with a lively interest and many appreciations, aroused quite a few suspicions in the Catholic world - Franciscanism was in fact practiced until then by ecclesiastics and exponents of the historical Institutes of the three Franciscan Orders - that even came to place the work in the list of books not recommended by the ecclesiastical authority. At the center of the controversy was above all the reconstruction of the relationship between Francis and the Roman Church, and on this subject a lively debate developed until the seventies of the twentieth century. Above all, it was the contributions of Giovanni Miccoli and Pietro Zerbi that led the debate beyond the ideological-religious narrows within which it was developing. Their contributions introduced a so-called laic historiography, not conditioned by confessional issues, but able to valorize motives present in both fields. Finally, it is hoped that there will be greater communication between historians tout-court and historians of the Church.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Francis and the Roman Church between historiography and ideology,
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFrater Franciscus. Storia e attualità
Pages55-96
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventXLVIII Convegno internazionale della Società internazionale di studi francescani e del Centro interuniversitario di studi francescani - Assisi (PG)
Duration: 15 Oct 202017 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceXLVIII Convegno internazionale della Società internazionale di studi francescani e del Centro interuniversitario di studi francescani
CityAssisi (PG)
Period15/10/2017/10/20

Keywords

  • Francesco d'Assisi
  • Francis of Assisi
  • Giovanni Miccoli
  • Huges of Ostia
  • Innocent III
  • Innocenzo III
  • Klaus Reblin
  • Kurt-Victor Selge
  • Paul Sabatier
  • Pietro Zerbi
  • Ugo d'Ostia

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