Serie Diritto Canonico
YUJI SUGAWARA, S.J., RELIGIOUS POVERTY. From Vatican Council II to the 1994 Synod of Bishops
Both the conciliar and
post-conciliar teachings, including the Code of Canon Law, have recognised
the important role of religious poverty and give concrete orientations
for the complex problems of present-day poverty. They show that religious
can make a considerable contribution to the life of the Church and the
salvation of the world by their living of evangelical poverty.
The intent of this work is to demonstrate that religious poverty aims not at a minimum, such as the renunciation of property and dependence upon superiors, but rather at the magis, a more profound way of living and at an apostolate of this evangelical counsel which has as its purpose the realisation of the kingdom of God through one's total poverty.
YUJI SUGAWARA was born in Miyagi, Japan.
After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Sophia University, Tokyo, he
earned a Master degree in Philosophy from the same University. He received
the canon law J.C.L. degree magna cum laude in 1992, and the J.C.D. degree
summa cum laude in 1996, both from the Gregorian University. He is a member
of the Society of Jesus and is working as a full-time instructor in the
Faculty of Theology of Sophia University.
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