Keywords: Lorenzo Milani, Giorgio La Pira, Epistolary, Florentine Church
The close relationship between Giorgio La Pira and Lorenzo Milani as
well as their mutual influences have been frequently mentioned by historiography,
but not adequately explored. This study of their unpublished
correspondence sheds light on their respective biographies and provides an
in-depth analysis of some relevant moments of their religious and political
actions. These new letters, combined with previous archival documents, allow
to reconstruct some instances of the Florentine and Italian Catholicism.
The historicization of these two figures enables the study to investigate beyond
the hagiographies and condemnations that still strongly characterize
the public debate on both La Pira and Milani.