the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #34

Enzo Bianchi, Massimo Cacciari

The creativity of love

 

 

Br. Enzo Bianchi addresses the Song of Songs, a literary gem describing the relationship of two lovers, symbolizing all couples who repeat the miracle of love. Theirs can indeed become a genuine exercise in freedom and creativity as they open up to every Other all the way up to “the” Other who is God. “For love is as strong as death”: such is the epilogue of the Biblical text, alluding to the dilemma of the encounter/clash between Love and Death. Love is “a divine flame”, a source of life and creativity. Yet for the Massimo Cacciari the connection between creativity and love is not always so straightforward: how to find in passion the food for the mind’s creativity? Is the possible connection that which is alluded to by the term philo-sophia, originally used to designate science or knowledge? And can one speak of such philìa only in connection with the mind? A dialogue between a theologian and a philosopher on the creativity of love.

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Enzo Bianchi

is the prior of the Bose monastic community. He has received an honorary degree in Church History from the university of Turin, and up until 2010 he has taught Biblical Theology at the Milan’s Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He regularly contributes to La Stampa, la Repubblica, Avvenire and Jesus. He was the founder of the Qiqajon press. He was part of the delegation sent by Pope John Paul II to Ha Moscow to bring Patriarch Alexis II the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. In 2008 he took part in the Synod of Bishops on ‘The Word of God’ as expert designated by Pope Benedict XVI. Bianchi is a member of the International Academy of Religious Sciences of Brussels and of the International Council of Christians and Jews of London. He has authored many text combining Christian spirituality and humanization paths: I comandamenti. Ama il prossimo tuo (with Massimo Cacciari, il Mulino, 2011); Credere oggi (with Laura Boella, il Margine, 2012); Fede e fiducia (2013) and La sapienza del cuore. Omaggio a Enzo Bianchi (2013) for Einaudi.

Massimo Cacciari

is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele university of Milan. He contributes to the Italian Institute of Philosophical Studies in Napels and the Collège de Philosophie in Paris. His books include: I comandamenti. Io sono il Signore Dio tuo (with P. Coda, il Mulino, 2010); Doppio ritratto (2012), Il potere che frena (2013), both published by Adelphi. He has co-authored with Br. Bianchi I comandamenti. Ama il prossimo tuo (Il Mulino, 2011).

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