IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 109: Sacred and Ecclesiastical Power: Bishops, Kings, and the Law

Monday 11 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Moderator/Chair:Paul Knoll, Department of History, University of Southern California
Paper 109-aThe Rules Concerning Bishops and Sacred Power in an Early Gregorian Canonical Collection (Diversorum Patrum sententie sine collectio in LXXIV titulos digesta)
(Language: English)
Szabolcs Anzelm Szuromi, Postgraduate Institute of Canon Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest
Paper 109-bThe Anointed Ruler and Relations between Sacred and Secular Power in the 11th-13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Rita Ferenczy, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences, Catholic University, Budapest
Paper 109-cThe Making of a Bishop in 15th-Century Kraków: The Ecclesiastical and Academic Career of Thomas Strzempinski
(Language: English)
Paul Knoll, Department of History, University of Southern California

Abstract -a:
During the epoch of the Gregorian reform in the 11th century the Roman Church attempted to given official answer to many questions which had arisen in the previous age, especially in the 9th and 10th centuries. The most important of these questions were the primacy and the authority of the Roman Pope. To explain their standpoint, the compilers of the new canonical collections of the Gregorian e
poch used to the pseudo-isidorian forgeries or interpolated texts. The 74 titles digest belong to the first, radical period of this reform.
Abstract -b:
At 751 has appeared the institution of the anointed Ruler in Europe by the anointing of Pepin the Short. This new theory has showed, that the exercise of King’s authority springs from God’s Grace and the most basic obligation of the sovereign is the work for the Kingdom of God and the salvation of souls. The Gregorian Reform cleared up the relation between Church and State based on the origin of both authority which received new determination by Boniface VIII.
Paper -c to follow