Romano Gvardini

Picture of Romano Gvardini

Citizenship: Germany


In 1886 the family moved to Mainz. He studied chemistry, then the economy, chose theology. He studied theology in Freiburg. Took the priesthood in 1910, he defended his master`s thesis on Bonaventure`s theology (1915). The leader of the Catholic youth movement, an influential social and religious figure era. Assistant professor in Bonn (1921), full professor of philosophy of religion in Berlin (1923). He was suspended from teaching by the Nazis, is deprived of the title of professor (1939). He returned to the University in 1945, taught at Tubingen (1946) and Munich (1949), retired in 1962. Until the end of days, he took an active part in the life of the church.

He was influenced by the phenomenological philosophy, philosophical hermeneutics (Dilthey, Simmel, Husserl, Scheler). The author of works on philosophical anthropology and philosophy of culture, relying on the artistic creativity of Dante, Holderlin, Dostoevsky, Rilke.

= Selected Works

* The Spirit of the Liturgy (1917)

* The opposite. Experience the philosophy of life-concrete (1925)

* Kierkegaard the idea of ??absolute paradox (1929)

* Man and thought. The study of religious existence in the great novels of Dostoevsky (1932)

* Christian consciousness. Study on Pascal (1935)

* Angel`s "Divine Comedy" by Dante (1937)

* Peace and face (1939)

* By the interpretation of "existence" from Rainer Maria Rilke (1941)

* The form and content of the landscape in Holderlin`s Poetry (1946)

* Freedom, Grace, Destiny (1948)

* End of Modern Times (1950)

* Power (1951)

* Taking care of a man (1962)

Publications in Russian

About the living God. Brussels: Life with God 1962

* The end of the new era // Problems of Philosophy, 1990,