La giurisdizione episcopale nell'Alto Medievo. Riflessioni sul principio «un solo vescoso per città» sancito dal can. VIII del Concilio di Nicea I (325)
Keywords: 
Materias Investigacion::Derecho canónico
Obispos
 Sacramentos
Clero
Edad Media
Civilización medieval
Cuidado pastoral
Issue Date: 
2006
Publisher: 
Instituto Martín Azpilicueta
ISSN: 
0021-325X
Citation: 
IUS CANONICUM, XLVI, N. 92, 2006, págs. 623-636
Abstract
The article is a synthesized legal-historic examination of the administration of the sacrament of Holy Orders in the Early Middle Ages. Given that in the apostolic era and immediately afterwards the territorial limits of the organizational structures of the Church were not clear or defined as we now understand, the power of the bishops was not expressed as power over a physical territory as such, but over the people and things which had been entrusted to them by the consecration they had received and the corresponding pastoral commission. The necessity for an ordered exercise of episcopal power, linked to the specific praxis of government, appears to be the only reason to be found as a basis for the...

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