Between Splendor and Ambiguity

A course on sex education will be given at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute from 13 to 17 February

“The Splendor and ambiguity of Sexuality. Is educating possible?” This is the central question that will be developed in the course promoted by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, from 13 to 17 February. Under the direction of José Noriega, professor of special moral theology, the course will be given in the Auditorium of the Pontifical Institute. Its aim, explain the promoters, is to help the participants to “understand the role of sexuality in the encounter with reality”, to “investigate the mediation of desire and imagination in its symbolic configuration,” and to “propose perspectives for sex education.” Lectures will be given by Giuseppe Mari, professor at the Catholic University of Milan, on “Sex and maturation in the encounter with the real”; by Tony Anatrella, psychoanalyst and specialist in social psychiatry, on the theme “Can Fantasy and Imagination be Educated?”; and by Raffaella Iafrate, professor at the Catholic University of Milan, for a “reflection of social psychology on emotional and sexual relationships.” In addition to the intensive course, there will be a public lecture on Thursday, February 16th, at 5:00 pm.

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19 January 2017