Le Christ dans l'histoire selon le pape Pie XI
Collection Cogitatio Fidei - N° 265
784 pages - nov. 2008
Pope Pius XI reigned from February 6, 1922 to February 10, 1939, i.e. between two world wars during the first half of the 20th century. This historic situation constitutes ‘a point of departure’ for the Christology of Pius XI’s encyclicals. At the core of the dramatic years of his pontificate, he issued a motto which constitutes a authentic gateway to all his thinking, all his government. It was presented in the inaugural encyclical, ‘Ubi arcano’, often quoted by later encyclicals: ‘De pace Christi in regno Christi quaeranda.’ Translation: ‘In search of the peace of Christ by the reign of Christ’. His Christology was a response to the challenges of those repeated conflicts which destroyed humanity in its collective and individual dimensions and led to profound discouragement, indeed despair, in men of goodwill whatever their origins. In this book, Marie-Thérèse Desouche seeks to elucidate this Christological orientation and to understand the figure of a ‘Christ of peace’ as presented in the encyclicals of Pius XI. The challenge is to cast light on their analytical foundation, i.e. how they fixed their point of departure, selecting materials passed down from the ecclesial tradition and rearranging them in an original way in order to depict an image of Christ which makes sense in the temporal world. Moreover, to study the magisterial Christology of Pius XI means to discover its place in the history of doctrines and investigate its character of true originality, its consistency and its ambivalence. To highlight the innovation it brings, firstly for Christology in general, secondly and more broadly for contemporary theology. Finally, to show how this Christology is essential to the subsequent development of academic theology and spiritual renewal; how it forms a prelude to the Vatican II Council in the doctrine of faith it proposes to the Church.
- Dimensions : 135x215x40
- ISBN : 9782204085724
- Poids : 940 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Claude Dagens