FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

FBK Aula Grande

Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Polo delle Scienze Umane e sociali
Aula Grande

The Davide Zordan Lecture is annually held in Autumn. It was established to honor the memory of a researcher of the Center for Religious Studies of FBK, who died in 2015.

In her talk, Isabella Guanzini will investigate the classic theological topic of revelation by showing its biblical paradoxes, treading into anomalous places, and breaking away from the commonplaces of religion. Beyond classic dichotomies such as sacred and profane, belief and wisdom, transcendence and immanence, the question of the irony of revelation, of its surprising, critical and unexpected effects, will be positioned at the center of her discourse, creating a constellation between some emblematic scenes of the biblical text and the complexity of the present context.


The lecture will be in Italian with English subtitles

Modalities of participation:
Attendance free

The event will also be broadcasted on the FBK YouTube channel


  • Isabella Guanzini is full professor of fundamental theology at the Catholic University of Linz. After earning her doctorate in Humanistic Studies at the Catholic University of Milan and her PhD in Fundamental Theology at the University of Vienna, she got her Habilitation in Philosophy of Religion at the Goethe Universität in Frankfurt. From 2013 to 2016, she was senior researcher and scientific manager of the Research Platform “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” at the University of Vienna. From 2016 to 2019, she was full professor of Fundamental Theology at Karl-Franzens Universität in Graz. Her research interests include the question of translation of biblical-Christian categories in today’s secular context (see her forthcoming book Übersetzungen. Das Christentum und die Transformation der symbolischen Ordnungen), the relationship between theology and aesthetics (see Wounded Beauty, in “religions”, 2023) and between Christianity and Psychoanalysis.


Registration to this event is mandatory.

Registration closed on 26/11/2023.



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