A World Without Prophets

Original title: Un monde sans prophète

Author: Halter, Marek

Publication Date:

March 2021

Pages:

144

Original language and publisher

French | Hugo & Compagnie

Territories Handled

Netherlands, North America, Scandinavia

Genres

Religion & Spirituality, Society

A World Without Prophets

Original title: Un monde sans prophète

Author: Halter, Marek

Synopsis

This hard-hitting essay examines the role played by figure of the Prophet, considered as a sort of whistleblower and as the perfect counter-power agent to fight an institutionalized power.

There are the biblical prophets such as Abraham, Moses, Isai and Jesus. And then, there are their distant successors; Gandhi, Jaurès, the Abbé Pierre. Do we live today in a world without prophets? Without those beings gifted with an astonishing presence, incredible courage, a spirit strong enough to withstand any ordeal, and who often end up deported or assassinated by the powers they have denounced.

This is where Marek Halter’s reflection begins – and it has the merit of putting in their proper place all the false prophets that riddle newspapers and TV panels.

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