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ENG

2017:

L. Sudbury, ALMOST ALWAYS FROM A VIRTUAL PULPIT

ENGLISH VERSION OF “QUASI SEMPRE DA UN PULPITO VIRTUALE”

Twelve recent Unitarian*Universalist sermons to try to better understand what U*U is in Italy today, which is the meaning to live a liberal and a-dogmatic spirituality in our times in which such a big slice of our society is increasingly adapting to values being so far from a faith that focuses on the human being with his quest for Transcendence, his free will and his inviolable dignity, on openness to dialogue and listening and on an invincible hope in a more loving world with social justice for all.

 

ISBN: 9780244323585 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: July 31, 2017 – Pages: 190

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ITA

2017:

L. Sudbury, QUASI SEMPRE DA UN PULPITO VIRTUALE

Dodici recenti sermoni unitariani*universalisti per cercare di comprendere meglio cosa significhi essere U*U in Italia oggi, cosa significhi vivere una spiritualità liberal e a-dogmatica in questo nostro tempo in cui molta parte della società sembra sempre più adattarsi a valori lontani da una fede che mette al centro l’essere umano con la sua ricerca della Trascendenza, il suo libero arbitrio e la sua dignità inviolabile, l’apertura al dialogo e all’ascolto e la invincibile speranza in un mondo con più amore e più giustizia sociale per tutti.

ISBN: 9780244923549 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: July 31, 2017 – Pages: 194

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2017:

L. Sudbury, VERSO QUEL CAMPO – Un commento unitariano universalista a 7 testi di Jalal ad-Din “Rumi”

Sette poesie non sono che una parte infinitesimale della sterminata produzione di Rumi e, certamente, non possono, da sole, rendere conto della quantità di temi affrontati dal Maestro di Konya.
La loro succinta analisi presentata in questo testo vuole essere un primo invito alla lettura di questo grande mistico, alla conseguente meditazione sulla profondità della sua spiritualità e sulla sua “prossimità” con il pensiero unitariano universalista e, perché no?, uno spunto per l’inclusione almeno di tratti del suo pensiero all’interno della propria ottica trascendentale e del proprio percorso vitale.

ISBN: 9780244905156 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: May 3, 2017 – Pages: 156

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2016:

L. Sudbury, DESTINATARIO SCONOSCIUTO – Lettere di disincanto e speranza

Sei lettere sul nostro tempo complicato e sulle sue contraddizioni, sul disincanto che nasce dall’osservazione della realtà e su una speranza che vuole tenacemente continuare ad esistere nonostante tutto. Sei lettere di un ministro unitariano a chi non le leggerà mai e a chiunque voglia leggerle … Sei lettere d’amore per l’essere umano: un amore difficile, contrastato ma, pure, ostinatamente forte …

ISBN: 9781326771539 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: August 24, 2016 – Pages: 224

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ENG

2016:

GodENG

L. Sudbury, MY GOD HAS NO NAME BUT LOVE

ENGLISH VERSION OF “UN DIO CHIAMATO AMORE”

Is there another way of understanding the spiritual path? A way which binds to human universal values, which breaks free from the concept of orthodoxy, which goes beyond  denominational walls and regulatory-legalist stakes to appeal to the constitutive essence of the human being, that considers the concept of religion as a tool and not as a target and that focuses on a real-life transformation of the ones deciding to project their lives on a transcendental plane? The author believes so and takes us, in the wake of the thought of Panikkar, on a path to discover a new perspective, linked to orthopraxis, to live our faith.

ISBN: 9781326640286 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: April 28, 2016 – Pages: 242

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ITA

2016:

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L. Sudbury, UN DIO CHIAMATO AMORE

Is there another way of understanding the spiritual path? A way which binds to human universal values, which breaks free from the concept of orthodoxy, which goes beyond  denominational walls and regulatory-legalist stakes to appeal to the constitutive essence of the human being, that considers the concept of religion as a tool and not as a target and that focuses on a real-life transformation of the ones deciding to project their lives on a transcendental plane? The author believes so and takes us, in the wake of the thought of Panikkar, on a path to discover a new perspective, linked to orthopraxis, to live our faith.

ISBN: 9781326577766 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: April 28, 2016 – Pages: 242

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2015:

CU50

 

L. Sudbury, CRISTIANI UNITARIANI – 50 DOMANDE E RISPOSTE

A free spirituality without dogma? A Christian denomination that does not believe in the Trinity and sees Jesus as a great teacher, yes, but still a man? An “adult” faith in which the believer is not “taken by the hand” but is called upon to exercise his freewill to understand his role in the community and in building a Kingdom of peace and justice? Can all this exist inside of a church?
Yes: this is the core foundational basis  of Christian Unitarianism and the author leads us in the knowledge of this system of thought through a series of questions and answers to discover a  quite different faith in respect to the one we are accustomed to know..

ISBN: 9781326393670 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: August 17, 2015 – Pages: 124

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ITA2014:

MATTEO

 

L. Sudbury, RILEGGENDO MATTEO

Twenty sermons on the Gospel of Matthew: twenty meditations to show the perfect compatibility between the Gospels message and Unitarian Universalism, a compatibility often discussed both within the U*U world and in many Christian areas, not least those that claim to beprimarily devoted to the ecumenical movement.
Twenty short comments born inside of the Italian Unitarian Community and dedicated to it, in the hope of showing a perhaps slightly different vision in respect to the usual one about the eternal message of  Master Jesus.

ISBN: 9781291939729 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano  PublishedJuly 4, 2014 – Pages170

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ITA2014:

BRACCIFORTI

 

L. Sudbury, FERDINANDO BRACCIFORTI, UNITARIANO

The contribution of the Unitarian denomination was important for the struggle for the freedom of thought in post-Risorgimento Italy. That group had a leader, respected and appreciated by great Italian and European characters at the end of  1800, but today virtually unknown to everyone: Count Ferdinando Bracciforti. About this man who conversed as equal with the leading philosophers of his time, who dedicated all his existence to affirm the right of everyone not to be subjected to any religious coercion if not their own conscience and to preach the historical,  social, spiritual and economic necessity of an adult faith undocked from every superstition, from every mystery without meaning, from every untouchable literalism, nothing has been written. To him, to his strength, to his freedom of thought and to his intellectual depth this book is dedicated, in the hope that it will at least help to remove that oblivion to which a “history of the majority” has wrongly convicted him.

ISBN: 9781291771077 – Publisher: Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: March 6, 2014 – Pages: 337

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ITA2013:

VITE

 

L. Sudbury, VITE ERETICHE

Perhaps it is the fate of religious ideas to shatter into many interpretive streams. Perhaps it is natural for this to happen: if it is true that each man builds his own image of God and that, in some ways, the “free interpretation” is at the very root of the meaning of the Reformation, then doctrinal divisions are almost normal, in the end almost implicit in the system of thought in which they arise. There is an exemplary story in this sense, a history of the radical Reformation of the sixteenth century, the one of the birth of the Unitarians and of their immediate fracture into two streams. This text tells the  “heretical” lives of the protagonists of that story.

ISBN: 9781291322217 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: August 2, 2013 – Pages147

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PARUTA

 

R. Esposito – L. Sudbury (a cura di), Niccolò Paruta – DE UNO VERO DEO JEHOVA DISPUTATIONES

The first Italian translation of “De Uno Vero Deo Jehovah Disputationes” by Niccolò Paruta, Unitarian theologian of the XVI century, edited by Lawrence M.F. Sudbury for the historical introduction to the text and by Rosaria Esposito for the translation from Latin.

ISBN: 9781291195460 – Publisher: E.U.M. – Edizioni Unitariane Milano – Published: November 13, 2012 – Pages: 132

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2012:

ICU

R. Rosso – L. Sudbury, INTRODUZIONE AL CRISTIANESIMO UNITARIANO

Unitarianism is the religious movement that more than any other has enhanced human freedom, responsibility and dignity. It was founded in the sixteenth century, in the wake of some Italian and Transylvanian humanists and picking up the legacy of some anti-Pauline and anti-Trinitarian movements as that of the Ebionites, as a Christian movement ment to express its faith in the one and only God, who inspires people with his Spirit of Life and accompanies them with the example of Master Jesus, the most authentic model of humanity, who managed to fully carry out the path of exaltation of the “divine spark” in every man. The purpose of this text is to provide some introductory bases to know, at least at basic level, a still little known and spread religious situation in Italy, but which, for many years now, has been progressively increasing worldwide, presenting succinctly the historical theological and social assumptions upon which our faith is founded.

ISBN: 9781291023824 – Publisher: Lulu.com – Published: August 9, 2012 – Pages: 239

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OTHER BOOKS

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2012:

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L. Sudbury, L’ULTIMO GIORNO

For some years we heard about the year 2012 as the “end of the world” in relation to obscure Mayan prophecies. Beyond the sensationalism and unwarranted fears, the eschatological theme is considered as one of the most complex and richest one inside of the whole historical religious landscape. In this text the author, an expert about the history of religions, outlines, with a popular but not simplistic style a comprehensive picture of the development of the thought linked to the “end of the world”, both diachronically, analyzing the interpretation of  “eschaton” in the ancient faiths, and in synchronic sense, outlining the development of the theme in the theme in both oriental faiths and the monotheistic Abrahamic faiths.

ISBN: 9788861223745 – Publisher: Seneca Edizioni – Year 2012 – Pages: 272

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2011:

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L. Sudbury, DISPACCI DALL’EX-IMPERO

In a time in which the Arab nations are constantly on the front pages of all newspapers, this text,, made up of articles about little-known aspects of some of the major countries of the former Ottoman Empire, aims to be a contribution to the knowledge of some historical, social and religious aspects of an universe that to our Western mentality is often mysterious and sometimes disturbing. These are short focalizations, results of years of contacts of the author with the Middle East and North Africa, on particular topics, “dispatches” that help to shed light on issues of which in Europe we are only marginally aware but whose synchronic and diachronic analysis can allow us to obtain, if not a full assimilation of ways of thinking that will always remain stranger to us, at least the understanding of some of the motives and of the optics that move the Arab world.

ISBN: 9788861223066 – Publisher: Seneca Edizioni – Year 2011 – Pages: 304

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2010:

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L. Sudbury, CRISTIANI A GERUSALEMME – DUEMILA ANNI DI CORAGGIO

Jerusalem, the holy city of the three great Abrahamic religions. The media talk almost exclusively about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. And what about the Christian minority? Which is its role? What does it mean for the Christians of various denominations, to live in Jerusalem? This book tells us their story, especially through interviews with sixteen heads of churches, or leaders who will play important functions. Their experiences, their views are presented directly. The result is a large and lively picture of the situation. The problems – even of ecumenical nature – are many and various, but what emerges is the awareness of having to give a common witnessy. The Christians of Jerusalem feel particularly close to the “hidden mystery”, the Easter Mystery of Jesus Christ that took place in this very city, and express their hope that this will, one day, become a city of brotherhood and peace for all mankind.

ISBN: 9788830719415 – Publisher: EMI – Year 201o – Pages: 304

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2010:

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L. Sudbury, OLTRE LA DESTRA DEL PADRE

The natural continuation of the previous  Il Regno visto da sinistra, this text explores the other side of the coin: that part of the traditionalist church that, in recent years, seems increasingly successful within Catholicism. How did the transition from the conciliar church, with its desire for renewal, to a church in which conservatism is the dominant ideological element take place? What were the events and the main characters of this process? Are the traditionalists, in developing the extensive and varied paths of the extreme defenders of the “Traditio Fidei”, internal or external Vatican officialdom? These are the questions that this book tries to answer through a detailed review of the historical events that, since Vatican Council II, gradually, through the development and subsequent partial re-composition of the Lefebvre’s Schism, the birth of the various groups of sedevacantists and the progressive growth of importance of the most conservative movements, have led to the current situation.

ISBN: 9788861222427 – Publisher: Seneca Edizioni – Year 2010 – Pages: 240

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2010:

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L. Sudbury, IL REGNO VISTO DA SINISTRA

The aim of this text is to introduce the reader, through twelve essays easy, to understand and that touch the major nuclei of dissidence of  1900 (from Modernism to post-Conciliar movements, from the experience of the “Working Priest” to the latest developments related to Vatican stiffening of the last twenty years of the century), into a world like that of the “intra-ecclesia” currents of thought, often unknown outside of the focus of the “experts” but which, had a profound effect on the setting of the religion of  millions of human beings and, consequently, on their way of living the Faith.

ISBN: 9788861222021 – Publisher: Seneca Edizioni – Year 2010 – Pages: 240

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2009:

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L. Sudbury, NICEA: WHAT IT WAS, WHAT IT WAS NOT

The Council of Nicea changed the shape of Christianity. How did it take place? Which were the main elements of discussion? Mainly, which was the imperial role in its decisions? The author examines the historical data about the Council to find out how little religiously shaped were its conclusions

ISBN: 9780979062520 – Publisher: Higher Gounds – Newburh Theological Seminary – Year 2009 – Pages: 212

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2009:

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L. Sudbury, L’ANIMA E LA SVASTICA

Facing the barbarity of Nazism one might be tempted to think that it was a regime far from any sense of spirituality, devoted only to the conquest of power. In reality, National Socialism, to a historical analysis, looms as essentially founded on spiritual and para-religious needs, often diverted, but, nevertheless, a result of pre-existing European culture. What were these demands? What were their roots? How did they develop to form such an abhorrent ideology?

ISBN: 9788861221321 – Publisher: Seneca Edizioni – Year 2009 – Pages: 208

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2007:

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L. Sudbury, NON PER MANO D’UOMO?

What are the “acheropita”? Technically they are those images of Christ supposed to be “not painted by human hand”? This text analyzes the history of the most famous “acheropita”, trying to discover is there could be any explanation for their existence other than a supposed miracle.

ISBN: 9788862230704 – Publisher: Boopen – Year 2007 – Pages: 171

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2006 – 2008:

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L. Sudbury, IL GRAAL E’ DENTRO DI NOI

An hypothesis of interpretation on the true meaning of the symbol of the Grail: through historical, literary and symbolic analyzes of the Grail, the author tries to find out what it was originally, at the time of the birth of the myth and of its penetration in Western culture.

ISBN: 9788863070231 – Publisher: Il Melograno – Year 2006 (re-edited by Edizioni 0111 in 2008) – Pages: 120

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