Fidest – Agenzia giornalistica/press agency

Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

“Romano Guardini Yesterday and Today: Person, Encounter, Culture”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 ottobre 2018

Rome. An international Congress, dedicated to Romano Guardini on the 50th anniversary of his death, intends to promote a space for reflection and analysis on the meaning and relevance his thought.”Among the 22 speakers attending the conference, it is not surprising that the majority belongs to the German and Italian area, since these are the countries where Guardini lived. Instead, we were surprised in welcoming among the speakers a professor from the Nanzan University in Japan, a scholar from Mexico and three from different universities in Spain. The other thing that struck us was that Guardini’s philosophical thought came at the center of attention. The speakers chose to reflect on issues concerning his ethical, anthropological and pedagogical production. This means that they see in him above all a wise guide to deepen the meaning of human existence “- illustrates the main themes of the congress Prof. Juan G. Ascencio, one of the organizers.“When you work in an academic context, your contributions happen, by definition, in dialogue with members of the academic community. Seeing and listening to colleagues from other nations and institutions simultaneously widens the horizon and deepens the reflection about the common object of study. In our case, we study a person rather than a thing. Romano Guardini’s thought is full of insights regarding the challenges of our culture. To see so many experts gathered here fills me with a lot of hope that his wise voice will be more audible and his work continued. Society and the academics can greatly profit from Guardini’s life project: to contemplate the world from the standpoint of reason and faith” – explains Prof. Gabriel von Wendt, one of the speakers of the Congress.

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