Sunday 24 February 2013

Intellectual ascesis and Lent

Paolo Carlotti, vice dean of the Faculty of Theology of the Salesian Pontifical University, shared some extremely interesting thoughts about the study of theology. One was about the ascesis involved in intellectual work. In the medieval universities, he said, the most difficult questions were taken up during Lent - because they recognized that such intellectual work implies a notable spiritual commitment and effort - as when we have to confront our received ideas and change them. 

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