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Luigi Gioia

Luigi Gioia (D.Phil at Oxford University (Christ Church)) is a freelance writer and speaker in theology and spirituality. Luigi has been actively involved in a variety of Catholic contexts in many European countries (France, UK, Italy, Germany, Hungary and Switzerland) in academic, pastoral, and administrative roles. Moreover, he has given many academic talks and preached retreats in Korea, China, Russia, Philippines, Ghana, Australia, Canada and USA. His last book is St Benedict’s Wisdom. Monastic Spirituality and the Life of the Church.


Desire and Meaning in Augustine

Language and meaning originate not from a fullness trying to communicate itself but from a lack that strives after enjoyment.

The Rupture of Desire: An Interview with China Miéville

The following is a small portion of a longer interview with China Miéville in the journal Political Theology.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?