If hope is a circle wich closes. Ernesto Balducci and the passion for the future

Author/s Severino Saccardi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/44
Language Italian Pages 11 P. 69-70 File size 382 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2012-044005
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The spiritual, cultural and political journey of Ernesto Balducci can hardly be understood in its basic meaning without considering the theme of his roots from a biographical and existential point of view. It is in fact in the ‘enchanted mountain’ Amiata, a land of miners suspended between misery and poverty, that the sources of his inspiration can be found. Balducci’s is a typical ‘border-thought’ constructed in the name of loyalty to the ‘Gospel axis’ and, simultaneously, a radical instance of secularism. In the age of globalization and interdependence of human destiny Balducci’s hope-principle, grateful of the utopian philosophy of Ernst Bloch and with strong similarities with settings such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s and Simone Weil’s, takes a global connotation, in which the memories of the global village’s ancient dream of justice and freedom merge with the inedited aspirations of global civilization.

Severino Saccardi, Se la speranza è un cerchio che si chiude. Ernesto Balducci e la passione per il futuro in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 44/2012, pp 69-70, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2012-044005