Teología y vida
versión impresa ISSN 0049-3449
DAGNINO JIMENEZ, Jorge. Universidad y un nuevo orden espiritual: el caso de la FUCI 1933-1939. Teol. vida [online]. 2010, vol.51, n.3, pp. 387-411. ISSN 0049-3449. doi: 10.4067/S0049-34492010000200005.
The present study aims at analyzing the main contributions made by the Federazione Universitaria Cattolica Italiana (FUCI) to a new vision of Catholicism and theological elaboration between 1933 and 1939. As the official university student organization for Catholic Action at that time, the FUCI was led by Giovanni Battista Montini, who later became Pope Paul VI between 1925 and 1933. To date, this organization has been known to have bred most of the Christian Democratic ruling class that governed Italy for almost the entire second half of the XX century. Nevertheless, this and other processes with similar historical value have been left out of the books. This paper intends to contribute to filling such gap and focus on the theological elaboration of the FUCI. In particular, it analyzes how the organization developed a Christian personality amidst 'totalitarian Christianity', Emilio Guano's ecclesiology and new holiness models, all toward offering a variant of Catholic modernism for the Church at that time.
Palabras clave : FUCI; Social Catholicism; Catholic Action; Paul VI; Emilio Guano.