Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim, auxiliary bishop of Tréveris, theologue and university professor in Germany, writes in 1763, under the pseudonym of Justinus Febronius, the work "De Statu Ecclesiae et Legitima Potestate Romani Pontificis. Liber singularis ad reuniendos dissidentes in Religione Christianos compositus".
Influenced by the Gallic experience that had influenced him in the period of his academic training, he thus released this work, which is shown here in the 1st edition, the foundations of Febronianism, in which he postulates the independence of the Church in its national sphere in relation to Rome. Hence opposing the Episcopate to the Papacy.
This doctrine gained strength within the German Catholic Church, where the bishops claimed powers, reinforcing the role of the Catholic Church at the national level, and also the call for membership of all dissenting Catholic trends. It was intended, therefore, to reduce papal prerogatives and influence, repudiating the monarchist character that Rome represented.
Pope Clement XIII banned as early as 1764 "De Statu Ecclesiae" and considered Justinus Febronius schismatic. The author subpoenaed by the Curia ended up, in 1778, giving in and giving up the doctrine he had founded.
Work of high importance for understanding the tensions that existed throughout the history of the Catholic Church, both in the spiritual sphere and in the temporal sphere.
643 pp. + 42 pp. of appendices.
Flaws according to the images, especially on the guard sheets, and also slight wear on the folders and spine. Very clean inside pages.
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- Geschiedenis, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Justinus Febronius/J. N. von Hontheim
- De Statu Ecclesiae et Legitima Potestate Romani Pontificis
- Zeer Goed
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Guillelmum Eurardi
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 21×15 cm