In cosa crede chi non crede?
Carteggio tra Carlo Maria Martini, ex arcivescovo di Milano e Umberto Eco: contiene delle perle autentiche, riferibili soprattutto a temi di grande profondità trattati con l’acume, la cultura, la franchezza di due autentici giganti del pensiero dei nostri mala tempora.
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Paperback, Liberal sentieri, 143 pages
Published 1996 by Liberal Libri
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Jan 11, 2008 Rebecca rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
In a time when academia and scholarly religion seems terribly at odds with the living Catholic faith, two men open a dialogue which is indeed a confrontation. They confront however, not each other, but the issues of apocalyptic perspective, abortion, women in the Church, violence and much more. These two men recognize these issues not as polemics to be tossed back and forth for endless bantering, but as fundamental to outlining a definition of "humanity." Both men are scholars and people of fait...more
"The final topic of discussion is an overall belief in God. This time the roles have reversed and Martini questions Eco on the basic ethical foundation of a layman. He asks what a layman bases his moral behavior on, if not a belief in God. Eco informs him that there are forms of religiosity, even in the absence of faith. There are universal conceptions of constraint and believers with an ethical foundation still sin. One who doesn’t believe in God can still make sense of his own life. However, t...more
Jun 18, 2011 Inder rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
An interesting and respectful little conversation between Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (a Catholic and scholar) and Umberto Eco (an agnostic who knows more about Catholicism than ... well, practically anyone) about faith and ethics. There were some moments in this little volume when I felt the language was more flowery than it needed to be, while the depth was less than it could have been. And of course the debate is very Catholicism-centered, as you would expect given the debators (other religi...more
I fear that much of this book was over my head as I do not have the sort of religious background these men do and perhaps because of that my rating is not fair. However, do to the title "a confrontation" I expected this book to be an actual debate but instead the men focus on finding common ground, so basically they are holding each other's hand telling each other how great they are the entire book instead of actually putting forth any opinions. What is said in 100 pages could have been said in...more
An enlightening discussion between two cultural heavyweights. As one very familiar with Martini and his viewpoints, and generally sympathetic to them, I especially enjoyed Eco's subtle but at times very thought-provoking explanations of a secularist, realist viewpoint of the world. As many have said, if nothing else, the works is a great testament to the level of civility that is possible for a dialogue between viewpoints that ultimately are not only different but opposed.
An excellent example of the possibilities of transcendent dialogue, demonstrating that what seems at times an unbridgeable gap between the religious and the secular can indeed be bridged, respectfully and engagingly. Eco and Martini trade questions and observations at a high level. The introduction even provides a possible answer why this sort of thing seems so impossible in America.
Jul 20, 2008 Ibrahim rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The book is not big but it is full of substance. I am a big fan of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini. I try to read everything which he wrote and sit at his feel learning the lessons of the Gospel and try to soak them in. He is one of the best people that impressed me with his dialogue with Atheists and Agnostics. Very respectful. A book like this I can read to just learn the art of dialogue and thinking. Each have their convincing reasons for their arguments and each sounds attractive in his own int...more
The book is too short for the interesting and relevant issues discussed. Both Eco and the late Cardinal Martini show their impressive intellectual and exegetical skills,although -in my opinion- they're a bit too polite to each other.
Un libro en el que Carlo Maria M. demuestra cómo los laicos pueden llegar a ser pedantes y los católicos tolerantes... aburrido al principio, toma fuerza a mitad del camino. Un intercambio epistolar digno de ser leído.
I found this book a bit of a disappointment considering the two geniuses that were behind it. The format, a correspondence between the two via the auspices of a newspaper, leaves little room for the the topics to be deeply explored. Each topic by both men is given barely an overview. Points are brought up and then not explored. I would like to see this type of approach in a longer, more thorough format that allows these two great minds to delve into the topics at hand.
An interesting book. It presents a not unknown question, beliefs. What to people who say don't belief belief in? It makes you think about ethics, good, bad, normal, expected behaviors and ways of thinking. Showing the similarities and differences between catholics and "non-believers" it's a nice reading to look inside ourselves a bit more. To see more than what we believe in, what makes us believe.
بخوانید این کتاب را، بارها و بارها، شاید بیاموزیم که می شود با هم مخالف بود و لی گفتگو کرد ... می شود با هم فرق داشت و ذهن هامان فرسنگ ها از هم دور باشد ولی به یکدیگر احترام گذاشت...می شود به گونه ای دیگر اندیشید.....میشود میشود
Umberto Eco is an Italian writer of fiction, essays, academic texts, and children's books, and certainly one of the finest authors of the twentieth century. A professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, Eco’s brilliant fiction is known for its playful use of language and symbols, its astonishing array of allusions and references, and clever use of puzzles and narrative inventions. His per...moreMore about Umberto Eco...