We must have "Romanitas"
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(05-10-2012, 08:00 AM)Melkite Wrote:
(05-10-2012, 01:29 AM)Parmandur Wrote: "Romanitas" or "Raomanity", as the late Archbishop points out, is not tied to being "Western" or "Latin."  Indeed, I have often seen Orthodox accuse Catholics of not being sufficiently Roman, as in, Imperial, or perhaps more accurately citizens of Christendom.  The East disliked the Germanic lords for not being Roman, for lacking civilization.  ++Lefebvre was calling for Christian civilization, not Latin.

Really?  Even the parts where he says being Roman is not just for Westerners and Christianity as molded in Rome has a certain divine privilege?  I'm trying to read it as you suggest but those parts jump out to me as not matching up.

Well, I admit that I am proposing the most charitable reading, but it would seem to be the accurate one to me.  The whole Pentarchy is part of "Romanitas," of the Roman civilization that was the cradle of the Church and in way has been immortalized by being incorporated into the Church, and that is what I believe he is referring to.  The Egyptian Desert Fathers were part of the Roman world, as where the Greek theologians.
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We must have "Romanitas" - by Old Salt - 05-09-2012, 10:16 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Crusader_Philly - 05-09-2012, 11:51 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Vetus Ordo - 05-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Old Salt - 05-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Resurrexi - 05-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Old Salt - 05-09-2012, 12:04 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Melkite - 05-09-2012, 10:27 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Crusader_Philly - 05-09-2012, 11:04 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Might_4_Right - 05-09-2012, 11:26 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Melkite - 05-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Might_4_Right - 05-10-2012, 12:46 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Melkite - 05-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Parmandur - 05-10-2012, 01:29 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Melkite - 05-10-2012, 08:00 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Tim - 05-10-2012, 08:28 AM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by Parmandur - 05-10-2012, 05:10 PM
Re: We must have "Romanitas" - by kingtheoden - 05-11-2012, 01:23 AM



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