Belief or Nonbelief?: A Confrontation

Belief or Nonbelief?: A Confrontation


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Belief or Nonbelief?: A Confrontation by Umberto Eco, Carlo Maria Martini

In this stimulating dialogue these two great men, who stand on opposite sides of the church door, discuss some of the most controversial issues of the day. One is a respected scholar and one of the pre-eminent ecumenical churchmen of Europe; the other the world famous author of The Name of the Rose, a scholar, philosopher and self-decalred secularist, a man who writes with equal ease about Thomas Aquinas and James Joyce, computers and the medieval Templars.

Often adversarial but always amicable, their debate will fascinate many.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826480996
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Umberto Eco was born in 1932 in Alessandria, Italy. He is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna, a philosopher, historian, literary critic and aesthetician. He is the author of the international bestselling novels The Name of the Rose and The Island of the Day Before, as well as three collections of popular essays, Travels in Hyperreality, Misreadings and How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays. Mr. Eco lives in Milan.


Bologna, Italy

Date of Birth:

January 5, 1932

Date of Death:

February 19, 2016

Place of Birth:

Alessandria, Italy


Ph.D., University of Turin, 1954

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