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Flores Arcas (ed.), Juan JavierSawicki (ed.), Bernard

La “divina pietas” e la “suppletio” di Cristo in S. Gertrude di Helfta: una soteriologia della misericordia

La “divina pietas” e la “suppletio” di Cristo in S. Gertrude di Helfta: una soteriologia della misericordia

L’influenza teologica e spirituale che S. Gertrude di Helfta ha avuto è stata molto grande. Il convegno tenuto a Roma nelle giornate dal 15 al 17 novembre 2016 ha dimostrato l’interesse crescente per la grande mistica della Sassonia. I temi teologici scelti, la pietas e la suppletio, apparivano strettamente legati al tema centrale dell’anno giubilare della Divina Misericordia, indetto dal Sommo Pontefice, che giungeva al termine proprio durante lo svolgersi del convegno. La “pietas” si inscrive in una costellazione di termini che descrivono il complesso armonico delle disposizioni di Dio, in particolare di Cristo, verso gli uomini. La “pietas”, di cui scrive Santa Gertrude, è destinata in particolare a sottolineare la qualità della tenerezza misericordiosa. La “suppletio” in Gertrude si colloca nell’orizzonte del rapporto tra la vita e la passione e morte di Cristo e la nostra salvezza, presentandosi come rilettura, sul versante dell’esperienza spirituale, di temi propri della soteriologia tipica del suo tempo. L’azione di Cristo indicata dalla sua “suppletio” si presenta come realtà che “pone rimedio” o “colma” una radicale insufficienza. In questo senso, il tema della “suppletio” si comprende adeguatamente alla luce di altre tematiche presenti nell’opera della santa di Helfta.

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Vogüé, Adalbert de

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Vol. 3 : Du désert de Gaza à Constantinople

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Le dernier volume de l’ «Histoire littéraire » du monachisme grec comporte les écrits qui nous viennent du Désert de Gaza, suivis de l’Echelle sainte de saint Jean Climaque, dont on pourrait dire qu’elle est l’épitomè tardive de toute la sagesse monastique antérieure. Les écrits qui viennent ensuite relèvent, chez Cyrille de Scythopolis, du genre hagiographique, tandis que dans le Pré spirituel de Jean Moschus nous lisons une attachante Légende dorée de tous nos anciens Pères. Avec le Pseudo-Denys, Maxime le Confesseur et Thalassios, qui viennent ensuite, nous retrouvons des pages plus doctrinales où résonne parfois l’écho des origines : Evagre le Pontique et, au-delà, Origène. Le volume se termine avec la biographie de Thédore Studite.

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Vogüé, Adalbert de

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Vol. 2 : de L’Histoire Lausiaque aux premiers Acémètes (V°–VII° siècles)

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Le deuxième volume de l’histoire littéraire du monachisme grec concerne l’Histoire Lausiaque de Pallade et l’anonyme Histoire des moines en Egypte, ainsi que l’Histoire des moines de Syrie contée par Théodoret. Ces collections de figures prestigieuses attestent le puissant développement du monachisme dans diverses régions. En même temps, plusieurs personnalités singulières font l’objet d’une attention spéciale : ici Hypatios et Marc le Moine, ailleurs Diadoque de Photicé et l’auteur – ou plutôt les auteurs – des nombreux et remarquables écrits attribués à «Macaire». Ce rayonnement du monachisme de tous côtés est particulièrement éclatant dans l’Egypte d’alors, où les recueils d’apophtegmes laissent entrevoir une multitude d’ascètes singuliers, à la fois originaux et apparentés.

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Vogüé, Adalbert de

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Vol. 1 : De la vie de Pachôme aux écrits d’Evagre le Pontique (IV°–V° siècles)

Histoire littéraire du mouvement monastique dans l’Antiquité. Deuxième partie : Le monachisme grec

Ce premier volume sur l’histoire littéraire du monachisme grec parcourt une demi-douzaine d’oeuvres fondamentales du monachisme oriental à ses débuts. Ce sont d’abord la Première Vie grecque de saint Pachôme et ses deux compléments (Paralipomènes et Lettre d’Ammon), puis les Lettres de Basile et ses Règles, ainsi que les écrits des deux autres grands Cappadociens, Grégoire de Nazianze et Grégoire de Nysse. De là nous passons à l’oeuvre foisonnante de Jean Chrysostome et aux nombreux écrits d’Evagre le Pontique, qui a tant influé sur le monachisme occidental à travers Cassien.

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Pfeifer (ed.), MichaelaNouzille (ed.), Philippe

Monasticism between Culture and Cultures

Acts of the Third International Symposium Rome, June 8-11, 2011

Monasticism between Culture and Cultures

What does culture mean? A chain of texts as in ancient oriental monasticism with its Hellenistic background or in medieval Montecassino where monks create new traditions? Does it signify the identity of a population like that of the Aboriginals which European monks and sisters helped to promote already in the nineteenth century? Is culture nowadays not becoming a new religion which plagues many European monasteries? These are only some of the many items treated at the third international Monastic Symposium «Monasticism between Culture and Cultures» held in Rome, June 8-11, 2011, at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’Anselmo. This volume presents the proceedings of the symposium under eight headings: Oriental Monasticism – Western Monasticism – Regulae Benedicti Studia – New Monastic Communities – Non-Christian Monasticism – Monasticism and Art – Postmodernism and Various Solutions. Noteworthy is the fact that the forty authors are not only theologians, philosophers, historians and philologists, but also sociologists and artists. This shows that each period must once more probe what kind of “fuga mundi” is the essence of monasticism.

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Leyser (ed.), ConradWilliams (ed.), Hannah

Mission and Monasticism

Acts of the International Symposium at the Pontifical Athenaeum S. Anselmo, Rome, May 7–9, 2009

Mission and Monasticism

The year 2009 marked the convergence of a number of anniversaries involving the missionary activity of monastic men and women: the centenary of the death of Abbot Franz Pfanner, founder of Mariannhill (1909), the centenary of the Asian Mission of the Benedictines of St. Ottilien (1909), the centenary of the Tutzing Mission to Brazil (1909), the bicentenary of the birth of Boniface Wimmer (1809), and the millennium of the martyrdom of St Bruno of Querfurt (promoter of the “evangelium paganorum” as an essential monastic value) and his Camaldolese companions as missionaries in East Prussia and Poland (1009). These anniversaries offered the occasion for extended historical and theological reflection on the relationship between monasticism and mission. Although in the popular mind the notions of “mission” and “monasticism” may seem to represent divergent concepts—the outward-bound energy of the church on the one hand, and its contemplative core on the other—a closer look at the historical realities, ancient, medieval, and modern, does not support this dichotomy.

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Sheridan, Mark

From the Nile to the Rhone and Beyond

Studies in Early Monastic Literature and Scriptural Interpretation

From the Nile to the Rhone and Beyond

The title of this collection of essays is meant to reflect the flow of ideas in the ancient world from east to west, especially in the area around the Mediterranean. Two great rivers, the Nile and the Rhone, represent symbolically two cultural poles: Egypt, one of the cradles of civilization in the ancient world, already the repository of ancient wisdom in the eyes of the Greeks, and Gaul, younger but by the fourth century AD already the recipient of eastern influences for over a thousand years. The flow of ideas from east to west in the ancient world was particularly true of monasticism, a movement that arose in the East, in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, then attracted travelers from the West and finally was imitated in the West. The title reflects also the author’s particular interests, which include Egyptian monasticism and early Western monasticism, especially that represented by John Cassian and those for whom he wrote in southern Gaul in the early fifth century. Through his writings Egyptian monasticism came to influence not only early fifth century monasticism in southern Gaul, but far beyond, indeed all of Western monasticism. His works were recommended by the Rule of Benedict, which, after the Carolingian monastic reform in the ninth century, came to dominate Western monasticism.

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Baán, Izsák Zsolt

I «due occhi dell’anima»

L'uso, l'interpretazione e il ruolo della Sacra Scrittura nell'insegnamento di Evagrio Pontico

I «due occhi dell’anima»

Nella tradizione teologico-spirituale del cristianesimo Evagrio Pontico senza dubbio ha un posto di rilievo fra i personaggi impegnati seriamente per creare un linguaggio che permetta di capire e comunicare in maniera nuova l’esperienza spirituale. Da alcuni decenni «nessuno può più dubitare che Evagrio sia uno dei nomi più importanti della storia della spiritualità, uno di quelli che non soltanto segnano una svolta decisiva, ma evocano un’autentica mutazione spirituale» (L. Bouyer). Nella sua dottrina troviamo in una sintesi originale e accattivante, l’insegnamento fondamentalmente biblico e sperimentale dei primi padri del deserto, idee di filosofia neoplatonica, di teologia cappadoce e uno sguardo psicologico acutissimo. Proponiamo qui uno studio dell’uso, dell’interpretazione e del ruolo della Bibbia nella dottrina di Evagrio Pontico. Che i monaci egiziani abbiano letto e interpretato la Parola di Dio è un dato di fatto confermato da tutte le fonti letterarie. Ma i testi evagriani lasciano intendere che il contesto monastico del deserto abbia prodotto un modo caratteristico di usare e di interpretare la Bibbia nelle varie fasi della vita spirituale così come loro la vivevano.

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López-Tello García (ed.), EduardoZorzi, Selene M. Benedetta

Church, Society and Monasticism

Acts of the International Symposium, Rome, May 31 – June 3, 2006

Church, Society and Monasticism

The present volume contains most of the papers given at the second international symposium which took place from 31st May to 3rd June 2006 in Rome at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Sant’Anselmo. The phenomenon of monasticism is not an alternative to the Church, nor even to society, but it does present its own autonomy, the fruit of the ecclesial vocation of the monk, as well as its contemporary presence in the world. What began life as a marginal movement and a prophetic and critical voice against a certain model of the Church which had become completely identified with the power-structures of its time, was almost immediately ratified by the Church herself as part of her existence in the world. An attempt has been made to understand the ‘today’ of the monastic vocation, and to be able to pinpoint its ‘tomorrow’ by reconsidering the nature of the relationship between the Church, the world, and monasticism in different periods throughout history. The vastness and extreme diversification of the monastic phenomenon has been divided into three major thematically-consistent sections: Western Monasticism; Eastern Monasticism; and Studies on the Rule of St Benedict.

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