A reflection concerning the idea of crisis could be the framework of a general theory of Canon Law. The aim of this essay is to recognize at least three fundamental phases in the history of Christianity and in legal studies: the still not totally ascertained phenomenon of monasticism; the cyclical discussions about the existence of a juridical element in the mission of Roman-Catholic Church; the relevance of Christendom in the beginning and development of modern aesthetic sciences. The main thesis is that these theoretical issues have an important thread in common: a juridical definition of crisis and of what a crisis is and of what a crisis should be.


Keywords: eschatology; aesthetics; Canon Law; monasticism; crisis.