Alessandro Nangeroni – 2. Articles / Articoli


The Conspiracy of Silence… (Congiura del silenzio…)

Incurable patients are often deprived of their right to be accurately informed on their condition. This attitude of the doctors and of the relatives prevents the patients from facing their disease and the idea of death in their own personal way, whether this implies focusing on their hope and will to survive or preparing for their last experience.

The Church and Modernity (Chiesa e modernità, Giornale del Popolo di Lugano, 19 Aprile 1988)

Atheism, rather than Communism and Fascism in their historical manifestations, was the root of the radical evil of the 20th century. A constructive dialogue between theology, philosophy and politics can be extremely productive.

Reflections on Faith (Riflessioni sulla fede)

Peace between the three main monotheistic world religions must be based on respect for everyone’s religious identity and on emphasizing the ethical implications of the relationship of the individual and of the community with the only God.

Praying with the Heart (Introduzione a Pregare col cuore, Milano, 1971)

Praying is expressing one’s interior life, with its doubts and contradictions but also with its longing for God, in his presence. For Christians, prayer is the means by which they find the strength to keep walking on the path of Christ in the world.

Jews for Jesus (Ebrei per Gesù)

Why did not all the Jews believe that Jesus was the Messiah announced by their own scriptures? Why have they defended their identity, centered on the Torah, for more than twenty centuries while living in an often violently hostile Christian world?

Defending the Defensless (Difendere gli indifesi)

An interview with Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, former bishop of Milan, on various topics: justice and revenge, faith, cynicism, and the ability to discern between good and evil in one’s social and cultural context.


What the Qu’ran says. A Brief Dictionary of Islam. (Cosa dice il Corano. Breve dizionario dell’Islam)

An introduction to the sacred text of the Muslims, thematically organized in order to facilitate the reading by those who are not familiar with the Islamic religion and are willing to take a first-hand approach to its main contents.

Solidarity (Solidarietà)

An invitation to the Islamic community of Milan to participate in the cultural debate on multiculturalism and multiethnicity in Western societies, especially Italy, based on the repudiation of any form of fundamentalism.

Sixty Thousand Orphans of Allah (Sessantamila orfani di Allah, 1993)

Islamic communities in Western countries have to face practical problems, like finding an appropriate place for prayer and burial according to the prescriptions of the Qu’ran, which are often very hard to solve without the support of the civil authorities and society as a whole.

I Believe that… (Credo che…)

The Islamic communities in Italy should try to make available the true contents of their religion to the Italian society, as the Islamic practices and the spirituality can provide new inspiration to Western cultures in many different contexts.

How Islam Can Contribute to Solving the Italian Problems (Il contributo dell’Islam per risolvere i problemi italiani)

Islamic communities in Italy can contribute to solving the Italian problems by making the true content of the message of the Qu’ran to the Italian society, thus reviving its spirituality.


The Secrets of the Kabbalah (I segreti della cabbala’ )

What are the true origins of the Kabbalah? What is its true nature? Though often seen with suspicion by today’s Western dominant philosophical rationalism, the Kabbalah, which is based on the study of the Hebrew scriptures and on prayer to the one and transcendent God, can be considered at the basis even of modern science.

The Kabbalah: Esoteric Judaism (La Cabbalà. L’ebraismo esoterico)

Cabbalà in ebraico “tradizione” è una parola che induce immediatamente un richiamo all’esoterismo

The Dead Sea Scrolls (I Manoscritti del Mar Morto)

La rocambolesca storia della scoperta dei rotoli e della loro traduzione: quali segreti nascondono ancora?

On the Way Back from Israel (Di ritorno da Israele)

Viaggio nello Stato ebraico nel 40° della sua fondazione

Jewish Philosophy (La filosofia ebraica)

I temi, le tendenze, le figure eminenti del pensiero ebraico dall’epoca biblica ai giorni nostri

It Happened in a Shtetl (Accadde in uno Shtetl)

Pubblicazioni commemorative scelte fra la ricca produzione della penna del rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn di Lubavitch

Discovering the Spirituality of the Jewish World (Alla scopertà della spiritualità del mondo ebraico)

Come Abramo, l’ebreo non si domanda che è o in che cosa consiste l’essenza di Dio, ma va con Dio, a volte dietro di Lui, a volte davanti a Lui

An Autobiography of Rabbi Toaff (Autobiografia Rabbino Toaff)

Tra le grandi religioni un dialogo di pace

Philosophy and Psychology

The Individual (Individuo)

L’individuo viene scoperto come valore, come unicità, come interiorità

The Feminine Genius and the Magical Arts (Il genio femminile e le arti magiche)

Come superare la distanza tra un semplice gesto d’amore e il castello di mistificazioni

The Devil (Il Diavolo)

Come è stato concepito nella storia il principio del male, dalle antiche religioni del vicino Oriente sino ai riti satanici di oggi

The Bible and Love (La Bibbia e l’amore)

Uomo e donna sono due totalità

Reincarnation (La reincarnazione)

“Sappiate dunque che dal maggior silenzio ritornerò …”

Faith and Psychoanalysis (Tra fede e psicanalisi)

Ritorna il pudore. Il pensiero di matrice “personalista” e fenomenologie possono ricollocare a ragione il pudore in una sfera di rilevanza ontologica

Death in the West (Morte in occidente)

“Che io non dimentichi gli uomini morenti”, “Io mi inchino davanti al ricordo, al ricordo di ogni uomo”

Alessandro Nangeroni’s Last Letter (L’ultima lettera di Alessandro Nangeroni)

Considerazioni filosofiche