Claudio Rolle, Cristo entre las ruinas. El cristianismo de los orígenes como «utopía pretérita» en la Italia del siglo XVIII [Christ Between the Ruins: Cristianism in the Beginning as a “Preterite Utopia” in the Eighteenth-Century Italy]
The core of this contribution is the first centuries’ Church as utopic model for the Jansenism in Eighteenth-century Italy. In particular it analyzes the relationship between G.G. Bottari and P.F. Foggini, at Rome, G. Cerati at Pisa and Antonio Niccolini at Florence and their debate about the reformation and renovation of the Catholic Church. The model of the apostolic times is the central matter of this group and a symptomatic manifestation of the Eighteenth-century attraction for the ancient world and the early Christian era.
Keywords: Early Christianity – Church’ origins – Antiquity – Italian Jansenism