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Fresh hope for the world

Author(s):
From the intimate to the modal", a key phrase coined by the existentialist philosopher Gabriel Marcel.

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"Here is the true international lived," exclaims a veteran of German communism. "This represents all our hope", say Hiroshima survivors. "This is the future of our continent", say young African statesmen. These are the words we hear today about the work of Moral Rearmament.

This initiative does not intend to add anything to the rainbow of political ideas. There is no question here of expounding principles or doctrine: this book is simply the sum of experiences.

Gabriel Marcel invites us to listen to characters as diverse as a Komintern delegate, a Brazilian docker, an African tribal chief, a Japanese suicide torpedo pilot, a French socialist activist, a Buddhist dignitary, a Canadian industrialist, a Muslim schoolteacher...

What is it about these very different people that has changed their destinies to such an extent, and why do such far-flung minds come together here behind Frank Buchman, the man without frontiers and founder of Moral Rearmament? Why did the Prime Minister of Japan and the President of the Philippines lend their personal support to Moral Rearmament, demonstrating that restoring human values is the way to solve political problems? How did this impulse, this change of hope, instead of remaining locked up in individual destinies, lead to politics, in the noblest sense of the term, and determine the destiny of peoples? This book sets out to answer all these questions. It is written by witnesses who believe that what is deepest in man is common to all peoples.

Language

French

Publication
1958
Pages
248
Type
Publisher
Plon
Publishing permission
Granted
Publishing permission refers to the rights of FANW to publish this text on this website.
Language

French

Publication
1958
Pages
248
Type
Publisher
Plon
Publishing permission
Granted
Publishing permission refers to the rights of FANW to publish this text on this website.