Pastoral ministry: the doctrine of the council of Trent and of the Second Vatican Council and their “reception” in the Cathechismus ad Parochos and the Catechism of the universal Church [7-48]

This text presents the doctrine on the ordained ministry as expressed by the council of Trent and by the Second Vatican Council, trying to study them within the living Tradition and within the “reception” that, in the Church guided by the Spirit, means acceptance and renewal.The specific aim of the article is establishing the “faithfulness” […]

Pentecostals and charismatics: which contribution to protestantism and christianity? [243-273]

After recognizing the numerical impact of the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements on the historical Protestantism and the worldwide Christianity, this note examines the theological and spiritual roots of these movements in relation to the radical reform and to the evangelical movements of renewal.Then, it presents some of the cornerstones of the Christian thought and practice […]

Medieval exegetics and ancient canon law. Tracks for research [141-164]

The article intends to highlight the biblical foundations of the ancient canon law, showing how the legal system of the Church in the Middle Ages was based and developed on a complex list of interpretative acts which had the sacred Scriptures as their subject.In the first place it shows how the biblical interpretation, in addition […]

Religions between violence and fear. Ten years after September 11, 2001. Second part [49-73]

The attack of September 11, 2001 drew the attention of the public opinion all over the world to the development of many religious movements defending and reviving the sacral identity, that is being challenged by modern secularism. This process reveals today’s weakness of religions that are afraid of being politically marginalized and culturally irrelevant.A new […]