Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal by Donald S. Prudlo

By Donald S. Prudlo

The doctrine of papal infallibility is a valuable guideline of Roman Catholicism, and but it's usually misunderstood by way of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. a lot of the present-day theological dialogue issues to the definition of papal infallibility made at Vatican I in 1870, however the origins of the talk are a lot older than that. In Certain Sainthood, Donald S. Prudlo lines this historical past again to the center a while, to a time while Rome used to be suffering to increase the bounds of papal authority over Western Christendom. certainly, as he indicates, the very proposal of papal infallibility grew out of debates over the pope's authority to canonize saints.

Prudlo's tale starts off within the 12th and 13th centuries whilst Rome used to be more and more fascinated with the struggle opposed to heresy. towards this finish the papacy enlisted the aid of the younger mendicant orders, in particular the Dominicans and Franciscans. As Prudlo indicates, a key topic within the papacy's conflict with heresy used to be keep watch over of canonization: heretical teams not just objected to the canonizing of particular saints, they challenged the concept that of sainthood ordinarily. In so doing they attacked the roots of papal authority. ultimately, with mendicant help, the very act of hard a papally created saint used to be deemed heresy.

Certain Sainthood attracts at the insights of a brand new new release of scholarship that integrates either lived faith and highbrow background into the learn of theology and canon legislation. the result's a piece that would fascinate students and scholars of church heritage in addition to a much broader public attracted to the evolution of 1 of the world’s most vital non secular institutions.

Show description

Read Online or Download Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church PDF

Similar church history books

Covenant-Making: The Fabric of Relationship

This assortment explores the primary theological suggestion of covenant. it's been produced in honor of Dr. R. Larry Shelton, revered pupil and loved husband, father, colleague, and good friend. Covenant--the unifying topic of this book--is a subject matter to which Dr. Shelton committed massive realization over his forty-five-year occupation as a student and instructor.

Awakening the Evangelical Mind: An Intellectual History of the Neo-Evangelical Movement

The 1st significant examine to attract upon unknown or ignored resources, in addition to unique interviews with figures like Billy Graham, Awakening the Evangelical brain uniquely tells the enticing tale of ways evangelicalism constructed as an highbrow move in the course of the 20 th century. starting with the lifetime of Harold Ockenga, Strachan indicates how Ockenga introduced jointly a small group of Christian students at Harvard collage within the Forties who agitated for a reloaded Christian mind.

Becoming Christian: The Demise of the Jesus Movement

The evolution of Christianity because it is understood this day all started in Antioch, yet as turning into Christian unearths, it had as soon as been relatively diversified. whereas so much histories gloss over the earliest interval of Christianity firstly the Christian institution, this e-book uncovers the little-known historical past in the "gap" among 31 and 70 CE, whilst the Jesus stream was once established in Jerusalem less than the authority of James bar Joseph, the brother of Jesus, and the apostles served as missionaries sporting the lessons of Jesus all through Judea, Galilee, and Samaria.

The House of the Virgin Mary

Come to understand the home of the Virgin Mary which, based on numberless saints, ratings of popes, and plenty of reputable records of the Vatican (and to guard it from the depredations of the Saracens) was once within the overdue 1200s miraculously transported from Mary’s village of Nazareth to a hillside in Italy.

Additional resources for Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 24 votes