Carlo Colombo has been a key figure for the Catholic University ever since Father Gemelli saw in him a theological conscience to which the University could refer. It was this conscience that, according to him, could lead the University in the confrontation with the most relevant contemporary scientific and socio-political issues. The importance of this collaboration is highlighted through the analysis of unpublished documentation and through the study of the theologian’s contributions to the University’s publications. This relevance was further reinforced by the synergy with Gemelli’s ideological perspective. Furthermore, the partnership with Colombo was decisive in order to divulge the Directive Board’s interpretation of Pontifical teaching. Through new acquisitions on Colombo’s figure, the essay reveals the inadequacy of ideological and historiographical schemas used to portray him in the past. Finally the essay casts new light on the Giuseppe Toniolo Institute for Higher Education, the University’s founding and financing institution, as well as on some controversial issues such as the relations between Giovanni Battista Montini and the Milan campus.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Don Carlo Colombo and father Agostino Gemelli: science, politics, theology|
|Title of host publication||Mons. Carlo Colombo e l'Università Cattolica|
|Number of pages||61|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Agostino Gemelli
- Carlo Colombo
- Università Cattolica