Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions
 

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Traces the concept of "libertas ecclesiae" and "libertas ecclesiastica" from the early Church to the 17th century. The focus of the essay is how the Fifth Lateran Council from 1512-1517 used the concept of ecclesiastical liberty to defend and establish the freedom of prelates and clergy from lay power and lay violence.

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