Home > Author > Marcello Pera

Marcello Pera

Marcello Pera
Marcello Pera teaches political philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He has been a professor of the philosophy of science at the universities of Catania and Pisa, and a visiting fellow in many universities and institutes in the United States, England, and Israel. Mr. Pera served as president of the Italian Senate from 2001 to 2006. The author of several publications on the history and philosophy of science, he co-authored a book with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) titled Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam (2005).

Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians: The Religious Roots of Free Societies

Why We Should Call Ourselves Christians

The Religious Roots of Free Societies

By Marcello Pera | hardcover $23.95

The intellectual and political elites of the West take for granted that religion, in particular Christianity, is a cultural vestige, a primitive form of knowledge, a consolation for the weak minded, and an obstacle to peaceful coexistence. We are told that politics must take a neutral stance on religious values, and that societies must hold […]