È solo la lingua che fa eguali. Don Lorenzo Milani sacerdote e maestro

Bruna Bocchini Camaiani


Don Lorenzo Milani (1923-1967) was an exceptional figure in Italy’s Church of the 1950s and 1960s. Italy’s new democracy - he believed - needed citizens educated in a new way and the Church new devotees with a minimum of logical and linguistic capabilities. The loss of influence of the Church was not a consequence of Communist propaganda but of widespread ignorance and illiteracy in the population and of inadequate formation of the priests themselves. His famous ‘Letter to a teacher’, a manifesto for the generation of ’68, represents only a minimal part of his pedagogical views that merit to be studied and rediscovered in their richness and completeness.


Lorenzo Milani; Italy; 1968; catholic pedagogy; Florence; Catholic Church; 20th century; Communism; Christian Democracy; Giorgio La Pira

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-23083

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