Scritture sacre. Testi, storia, interpretazioni

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sacred scriptures. Texts, history, interpretations

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often identified as the religions of the Book. And yet the theology that structures each of the three monotheistic faiths, as well as the profound changes that, within each religion, have marked the respective historical path, attest to polyphonic meanings, when not even equivocal and contrasting of what is to be understood as' sacred writing '(and of the uses that must or can do). In our time, it is precisely religions, beyond the so-called secularization of the West, that have returned to the center stage, often precisely because of the radicalization of the meaning of their sacred text, which has now taken forms of fundamentalism, now of radicalism or fanaticism. This book is the result of work carried out during the Summer School organized by the Department of Religious Sciences of the Catholic University, dedicated to sacred scriptures. Texts, history, interpretations, intends to cover and read, through the tools of history, philology and sociology, the main junctions of a long ideal path that, starting from the codification of the Hebrew Bible, reaches the conflicts that today concern more territories and cultures or less distant from the borders of Europe. Understanding historically what it means or meaning 'read the Scriptures' helps to understand how the sacred texts of the great religious traditions can act as factors of strengthening and radicalization of conflicts, but certainly also of understanding between peoples and intercultural dialogue
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sacred scriptures. Texts, history, interpretations
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)9788834333990
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Holy Scriptures
  • Sacre Scritture


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