IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 307: 'Discretio' and 'dispensatio' - Limiting the Rule and Enforcing the Personal Powers of the Prelates?: Approaches towards a Comparative History of Medieval Religious Communities, II

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

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:Gert Melville, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte, Katholische Universität, Eichstätt / Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität, Dresden
Paper 307-aLa 'dispensatio' chez les Dominicains
(Language: Français)
Florent Cygler, Département d'histoire, Université de Nantes / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Paper 307-bPermissions and Dispensations According to Bonaventure and the Constitutions of Narbonne
(Language: English)
Timothy Johnson, Flagler College, St Augustine, Florida / Sonderforschungsbereich 'Institutionalität & Geschichtlichkeit', Technische Universität, Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Paper 307-cDispensation from the Rule - An Exception, or the Way to Build a New Order?: The Early History of the Austin Friars
(Language: English)
Cristina Andenna, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Canon Law, Monasticism
Abstract

The life in religious communities is shaped by norms and rules which determine modes of behavior 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.