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Book presentation of the Dutch edition of Luigi Giussani's latest text, Giving Your Life for the Work of Another

Date: Time: 20:00 Location: Online / Zoom

Prof. R.M. Wibier, professor of Private Law at Tilburg University, and university chaplain Fr Michael Peeters, who translated the book, will present the Dutch edition of Luigi Giussani's latest text, Giving Your Life for the Work of Another.

Fr Luigi Giussani (1922-2005) studied at the Theological Faculty of the Archdiocese of Milan, in Venegono. In 1954 he left his teaching position at the seminary for a job as a religion teacher in secondary education. From 1964 to 1990 he taught the course Introduction to Theology at the Catholic University of Milan.

From the 1950s, Giussani inspired the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation, which today has communities in more than ninety countries, including the Netherlands.

Giving Your Life for the Work of Another (Betsaida: 's-Hertogenbosch 2022) bundles Giussani's contributions to the last Spiritual Exercises of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation he participated in (1997-2004). In it he shows how contemporary culture has disconnected the meaning of life from experience. Even where God is still mentioned, He is no longer understood as the meaning of life, but as 'something' separate from everyday existence. In this way reality is also robbed of its meaning and role as a sign. How can we get out of this situation? Only when we are amazed at the event of an encounter with an exceptionally attractive human presence – in which Christ makes himself experienceable in the life of the Church – that raises the question: "How can someone be like this?"

The CobbenhagenAvond will be in Dutch, but an English translation will be available.

Please note: due to the corona measures, this CobbenhagenAvond will take place entirely online. If you want to participate, send an email to no later than January 26; you will receive the zoom link on January 29.

Boekpresentatie Luigi Giussani