Lecture Series

Fuga mundi

9, 11, 16, 18 January 2018
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The expression fuga mundi implies a physical movement, isolation from worldly ways. In contrast to the ascetic who keeps himself immersed in society trying to withdraw from it on a spiritual plane, the heroes of this series travel or move to a new geographical area that adapts to their purposes.

The series focuses on the analysis of different cultures that saw personal or collective initiatives of escape and voluntary withdrawal emerge, in search of moral and spiritual growth and their significance. The lectures will take us on a journey through Ancient Egypt, the Greek philosophical schools and early Christianity, until today with the philosopher and writer H. D. Thoreau.

Watch video: Upcoming Lectures
Watch video: Major escapes; minor getaways. Breaks for a better life in the Ancient East
Watch video: The desert as a spiritual choice in early Christianity