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The Silence

José Tolentino de Mendonça

22 Jun 2010 - 18:30

Auditorium 2

Free admission

After “Wittgenstein” and “Padres do Deserto”, after “4’33” (Four minutes and thirty three seconds), by John Cage, and “Séculos de Prática Conventual”, after Susan Sontag and Dionísio Areopagita, what do we really know about silence?

JOSÉ TOLENTINO MENDONÇA was born in 1965. He took a doctorate degree in Theology at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Lisbon), with a thesis that applies literary analysis to the biblical text. He is currently professor of Biblical Studies at the Theology Faculty of the same university and develops research on the New Testament. He directs the Didaskalia and the National Secretariat for Pastoral Culture. He is a poet and translator.