Jacopo Paolo Quartirolo

Elia Benamozegh

Jacopo Paolo Quartirolo

The aim of the project is to research Elia Benamozegh’s theological, philosophical and political views, considering the historical environment whereas were formulated and secondly to study those ideas in a deeper level under the light of the cultural atmosphere of the period where he lived. I’ll try to understand Benamozegh’s theologico-political suggestion from the view-point of modern era process: phenomena such as the scientific progress, the Nation-states formation, the metamorphosis from servants to citizens, needs a rethinking of traditional categories. Elia Benamozegh conducted this work being constantly in dialogue whit other important member of the Jewish community and others prominent figures of Italian history such as Vincenzo Gioberti, Terenzio Mamiani, Antonio Rosmini, Mazzini. Benamozegh discussed crucial themes in an European context and tried to synthetize particularism with universalism. Authors like Ernest Renan, Moritz Lazarus, and later Dante Lattes and Martin Buber deepened these kinds of subjects and developed further the concepts of nation and Zionism.