IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 207: 'Discretio' and 'dispensatio' - Limiting the Rule and Enforcing the Personal Powers of the Prelates?: Approaches towards a Comparative History of Medieval Religious Communities, I

Monday 12 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centro italo-tedesco di storia comparata degli ordini religiosi / Sonderforschungsbereich 537, Projekt C. 'Institutionelle Strukturen religiöser Orden im Mittelalter'
Organisers:Giancarlo Andenna, Dipartimento di Studi medioevali, umanistici & rinascimentali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Gert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität, Eichstätt / Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität, Dresden
Moderator/Chair:Giancarlo Andenna, Dipartimento di Studi medioevali, umanistici & rinascimentali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Paper 207-aSome Canonistic Reflections on the Dispensation from Monastic Vows
(Language: English)
Lars-Arne Dannenberg, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit', Technische Universität, Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Paper 207-bPouvoir abbatial: Regula Benedicti et 'discretio'
(Language: Français)
Alfredo Lucioni, Dipartmento di Studi Medioevali, Università Cattolica Milano
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Paper 207-c'Propositum' and 'dispensatio' in Pre-Mendicant Religious Life
(Language: English)
Markus Schürer, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit'
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Abstract

The life in religious communities is shaped by norms and rules which determine modes of behaviour and establish internal attitudes of each individual member. However, in the course of the communities’ development there was always the possibility of legal exception to the basic norm, provided that this did neither contradict the maintenance of the established order nor the fulfillment of the community’s guiding principles. In this context, both the Benedictine ‘discretio’ and the ‘dispensatio’, which was considerably brought to perfection owing to the Mendicant Orders, represent key words, and the session is particularly interested in dealing with them in a comparative way.