La scommessa cattolica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The Catholic bet

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


[Autom. eng. transl.] Two thousand years of history, a billion and a half faithful, the largest religion in the world. Behind the reassuring facade of the numbers, the crunches that are heard in the building of Christianity cannot be underestimated. The Roman Catholic Church appears aged and clumsy, especially in Europe where the "question of God" is irrelevant to most people in their thirties, and where financial and sexual scandals have dealt a severe blow to its reputation. In Europe and in the West, the destiny of faith must therefore be measured by a complex past in which Christianity, modernity, secularization have become intertwined, and with a present in which scientific progress and DIY religions are now intertwined. How then will the church, pilgrim on earth, be able to stay within the modern story of which it was the architrave, but which today puts it in difficulty and which it can almost no longer understand? Is there still room for questions that do not end in the promises of technoscience?
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The Catholic bet
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa scommessa cattolica
Number of pages201
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • scommessa


Dive into the research topics of '[Autom. eng. transl.] The Catholic bet'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this