Full Professor of the Sociology of Cultural Processes at the University of Bologna. He also teaches the sociology of the family at the John Paul II Institute in the Lateran and is a member of the National Committee of Bioethics. Amongst his recent pubblications may be listed: La normalità e l'eccezione. Il ritorno della naturanella cultura contemporanea (Edizioni Rubettino, Catanzaro 2002) and Contro la paura. L'Occidente, le radici cristiane e la sfida del relativismo (Edizioni Liberal Rome, 2005).
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