The monk of Montserrat and anthropologist Lluís Duch died yesterday at age 82. He was 55 that he had entered the monastery and 49 of his ordination as a priest. Doctor in theology from the University of Tubinga, he was a specialist in the history of Western culture, especially from an anthropological point of view. He was professor of phenomenology of religion in Montserrat, Manresa and Tarragona. He also lectured at the UAB journalism university, the Faculty of Theology of Barcelona and the Humanities Institute of Barcelona, the Mexican UNAM and the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona.
Through his mastery and his work, he leaves a great human and intellectual legacy. In 2011 he received the Cross of Saint George and he was dedicated to the tribute book Emparaular the world. The anthropological thinking of Lluís Duch, Promoted by Joan-Carles Mèlich, Ignasi Moreta and Amador Vega, on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. Subsequently, his thoughts were the subject of a doctoral thesis by Elies Adell at the University of Girona in 2014.
His latest work was 'L'exili de Deu' (2017) and previously 'Religion and politics' (2014) and 'Religion and communication' (2010). The central body of its production encompasses five volumes under the general statement of Anthropology of daily life (2001-2004).
Lluís Duch's exequial missorship will take place on Tuesday, April 13 at 10.45 in the Basilica of Santa Maria de Montserrat.