Dove abita l'infinito. Trascendenza, potere e giustizia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Where infinity lives. Transcendence, power and justice

Silvano Petrosino*

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Power has always sought to use religion for its own purposes of conquest and self-preservation. And every religion has within itself the attraction for power and the inclination to manipulate God. Even biblical religion. Even the great King David, who is told - in the Scriptures - of the desire to build a house for God, the Temple. But God refuses: he doesn't need a place to live. It already lives in a limited space, but within the people of Israel and in its good relations, those marked by justice. The true way of serving God - which avoids the risk of using him - is to dedicate oneself to the just guidance of the people, to take care of men and of creation as a whole. Around this nucleus Petrosino develops an original reflection on the contiguous themes of living, hospitality, the relationship between above and below, between building and possessing. In the background is the controversy with the "party of God" - that is, those who are interested in God, moved underneath by the intent to manipulate him for their own benefit - and the intuition of the originality of biblical revelation: the Most High, the Infinite, it always has to do with the very low, with those who "are on the ground", with the finite. It is there that he takes up residence, that he can be found.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Where infinity lives. Transcendence, power and justice
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages99
ISBN (Print)978-88-343-4141-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Abitare
  • Casa
  • Infinito


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