Author(s): Umberto Eco
One is the beloved author of "The Name of the Rose", a celebrated scholar, philosopher, and self-declared secularist; the other is a preeminent clergyman and a respected expert on the New Testament. In this intellectually stimulating dialogue, often adversarial but these two great men, who stand on opposite sides of the church door, discuss some of the most controversial issues of our day, including the apocalypse, abortion, women in the clergy, and ethics. For believers and nonbelievers alike, the result is both edifying and illuminating.
An enlightened, spirited exchange that will resonate with believers and nonbelievers alike.
Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics at the University of Bologna and the author of Foucault's Pendulum, The Name of the Rose, and other international bestsellers. He lives in Milan, Italy. Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini is a member of the College of Cardinals at the Vatican.