Published on : 04/02/2020 – 16:45
World Religions – Sunday April 5, 2020 – 11.10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Paris time)
“The great men and God“ (Éditions du Rocher), by Christine Goguet
They are thirteen famous characters in various degrees of politics, literature, art, science, charity, sport, brought together in ” The great men and God “, The gallery of spiritual portraits written by journalist Christine Goguet. From Napoleon to Charles De Gaulle via Victor Hugo, Albert Einstein, Margareth Thatcher, Nelson Mandela or Mohamed Ali, it is their religious convictions or their spiritual questions that Christine Goguet has retained to clarify their personality and their destiny. The book is prefaced by Denis Tillinac.
“Alexandra David-Néel : the invention of a myth(Bayard), by Marion Dapsance. In this iconoclastic biography,Marion Dapsance, anthropologist of the Practical School of Advanced Studies (EPHE),deconstructed the image of the famous explorer, who died in 1968 at the age of 101, and mistakenly presented as spiritual and Buddhist. The author of ” Trip of a Parisian to Lhasa (1927) is for Marion Dapsance the pure product of her era marked by anti-Catholicism, materialism and the attraction of Orientalist circles for atheist occultism. This book is an extension of his previous works on Western Buddhism, a denatured Buddhism “without spirituality” (*).
* “Devotees of Buddhism” (Max Milo) and “What did they do with Buddhism(Bayard).
(Replay of January 26, 2020)