Del sentire cattolico
Mario Perniola, philosopher of aesthetics very well known in Italy and abroad, has written a book where the philosopher gives way to the man of culture that reflects and questions about the condition of those who have a religious feeling, but live away from ecclesiastical institutions. In the recent debate on religion Catholics and Lay constantly fight against each other with radicalized different positions, tertium non datur. But how can we define or place who, even though rationally inserted in the worldly philosophies, feels the heritage of a huge cultural and spiritual history, as the Catholic one, which dates back to antiquity and Middle Ages? Or who, although reconciled with modernity, experiences a religious sentiment? In this book, Mario Perniola refers to a tradition of Catholic thought, inconspicuous but steady, which focuses on experience, affectivity and sensibility, to find a religious dimension that is not incompatible with the present world, with less orthodoxy and more ecumenism.