|Year of publication||2021|
|Editorial series||Studi Giuridici|
|Size||17 x 24|
Algero of Liège, famous theologian of the Eucharist, is also one of the greatest
canonists of the period of the Gregorian Reform (XI-XII cent.). After a long teaching activity he became secretary of his controversial bishop and - in an attempt to settle the quarrel between papacy and empire and to safeguard the rights of his local Church - he composed in two different periods the three books of De misericordia et iustitia, then unified by one of his colleagues in a single text, which was one of Gratian's main sources. Algero's writing, however, was soon obscured by the work of his disciple and fell into oblivion. In order to bring it back to the attention of our time, this book describes the ecclesial context (general and particular) in which Algero lived and worked; it attempts a well-founded reconstruction of his biography, formulating interesting hypotheses in this regard; it presents for the first time ever a very detailed synthesis of the text, which it also identifies the history of its composition (dating, precedents, sources) of; finally, in the conclusion her suggests some ideas for the continuation of the study in order to promote a deeper understanding of the birth of modern canon law, recalling that the dialectic between mercy and justice (on which many reflections and the action of Pope Francis are based) is still very current and in need of continuous refoundation.
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