martes, 29 de enero de 2019


The two books collect the interventions of the first and the second International Conference, that were organized by the Cátedra Inocencio III.

The first book (INNOCENT III AND HIS TIME. From absolute papal monarchy to the Fourth Lateran Council)is focus on the pontificate of Pope Innocent III, the Church, and the great events that occurred during his pontificate in the late twelfth and early thirteenth century. Most scholars would agree that Innocent learning, youth, and vision of the papacy was of extraordinary importance for the evolution of the Roman Catholic Church. Some may even agree with James I of Aragon that “since there was no better pope in the church of Rome”. The king was right. Innocent elevated and exalted the papal office in unprecedented ways. His decretal letters redefined the relationship of the bishop of Rome to the Holy Roman emperor and the other European secular rulers.

The second book(JUSTICE, MERCY AND LAW. From revenge to forgiveness in the History of Lawanalizes the dynamics that take place between law, justice and mercy. Law and justice are inextricably linked in a sometimes difficult relationship that changes over time under the pressure of economic, political and cultural limitations.
The law, in principle, is the instrument that allows justice to be done. But what justice should he achieve? With all the evidence, the correct use of an instrument can not be separated from the clear determination of the purpose for which it is used. Therefore, the variable perception of the concept of justice, brings with it an equally varied conception of the instrument of law, very sensitive to the evolution of the contingencies of space and time.


Article: Javier Beda Iniesta, The failure of the Welfare State?

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