Academic journal article Theological Studies

Anatemi Di Ieri, Sfide Di Oggi: Contrappunti Di Genere Nella Rilettura del Concilio Di Trento

Academic journal article Theological Studies

Anatemi Di Ieri, Sfide Di Oggi: Contrappunti Di Genere Nella Rilettura del Concilio Di Trento

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ANATEMI DI IERI, SFIDE DI OGGI: CONTRAPPUNTI DI GENERE NELLA RILETTURA DEL CONCILIO DI TRENTO. Edited by Antonio Autiero and Marinella Perroni. Bologna: EDB, 2011. Pp. 330. 23.70 [euro].

For the 450th anniversary of the closing of the Council of Trent (1545-1563), theological ethicist Antonio Autiero and biblical theologian Marinella Perroni edited a collection of papers from a 2009 conference in Trento where Autiero, then director of the Center for the Scientific Study of Religion at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler, invited participants to examine the roles of women religious in the life of the church after Trent.

The collection is divided into four parts: history, themes, places, and ideas for a theological rereading of the council. A few highlights capture the collection's riches. Michele Cassese's study of the religious-historical effects of the council provides the point of departure: the historian argues that doctrinally the council effectively reiterated what had been taught before it. Trent maintained the church's letter, but it changed its soul by developing the clerical spirit, highlighted in the bishop and the pastor in fight of their now-defined competencies.

Among the themes, the prolific theologian Cettina Militello provides an electrifying essay, asking the question, "Quale tradizione? …

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