Jenny Ponzo’s “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the Causes for Canonization of Catholic Saints: The Threshold of Self‑Sacrifice”
May 2020, “International Journal for the Semiotics of Law” publishes a paper by Jenny Ponzo (NeMoSanctI ERC Project Principal Investigator) entiteled “The Case of the ‘Offering of Life’ in the Causes for Canonization of Catholic Saints: The Threshold of Self‑Sacrifice”.International Journal of Semiotics of Law is published by Peter Lang.
The paper analyzes the changes in both the rules and practices of canonization in the past century. In this period the model of sainthood has evolved from a static to a more dynamic ideal of moral and Catholic virtues, as Jenny Ponzo aggues examining some recent cases of canonizazions. A durative, social and relational dimension of the traditional concept of heroicity of virtues is priviledged nowadays in the canonization proceedings.
An interesting conclusion of the author is to consider the sanctity as a form of life starting from the definition of this notion that can be found in Jacques Fontanille.
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