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The Church and human rights. A story of the confrontation between political modernity and natural law in a book by Daniele Menozzi
Journal Title: ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA 
Author/s: Mariuccia Salvati 
Year:  2012 Issue: 268-269 Language: Italian 
Pages:  9 Pg. 497-505 FullText PDF:  169 KB
DOI:  10.3280/IC2012-268006
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Drawing on Menozzi’s most recent work, these notes revisit the long-running confrontation opposing modernity to “natural” law since the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen up to the time when, after alternating phases of overt clash and mutual influence, by the end of the Nineteenth Century the very notion of human right came to be subordinated to the idea of national State. Following the catastrophe of WWII, the UN Declaration of Human Rights of December 1948 represented the peak of a renewed entente between novel natural law theory and integral humanism, that is between universal principles and religious imperatives. Yet this cycle came to its conclusion in the Nineties, when the restored centrality of the Church’s teachings re-established the superiority of "natural" law over human rights.
Keywords: Daniele Menozzi, modernity, natural law, integral humanism, Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Mariuccia Salvati, The Church and human rights. A story of the confrontation between political modernity and natural law in a book by Daniele Menozzi in "ITALIA CONTEMPORANEA" 268-269/2012, pp. 497-505, DOI:10.3280/IC2012-268006

   

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