Universal Ecclesiastical Power – Canonical Perspectives and Theological Fundaments

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: symposium@ctcl-center.com
Deadline: 01.12.2022
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Online
Datum: 24.03.2023
Uhrzeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 24.03.2023 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: CTCL

Pope Francis speaks in Evangelii Gaudium 16 “of the need to promote a sound ‘decentralization’” mirrored in the newly promulgated Constitution for the Roman Curia and the importance of the Dicastery for Evangelisation for the life of the Church (Praedicate Evangelium, Art. 53-58). At the same time, the church in our times is characterised by an abuse of power ultimately leading to a Synodal Pathway that will culminate in a Synod of Bishops on “Communion, Participation, and Mission” in autumn 2023. An important question surrounding these events that this symposium takes as a hypothesis lies in the right understanding of power as such in the Church.


But how do we need to understand power in an ecclesiastical context? How is it reflected in various areas of both the Latin and Eastern Code of Canon Law, and how do we need to think about its theological foundations? Are there differences in the cultural perception and implementation of ecclesiastical power and why? The CTCL-Symposium 2023 wants to dedicate itself to these questions, inviting contributions to investigate ecclesiastical power in its entire breadth. The Symposium thus not only welcomes contributions in Canon Law but also from biblical exegesis, theology, cultural and ecumenical studies.


Proposals between 150-200 words will be accepted until 1st December 2022, with decisions communicated before the end of the year.


Contributions may be peer-reviewed and published open access in the Fundamenta Canonica.

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