Published : 10/05/2023 12:02:00
Categories : News
A young French thinker, Jean de Saint-Cheron, who works at the Institut Catholique de Paris, won the eighth edition of the 'Giuseppe Toniolo Prize' for the national Thought section. He was awarded for his book "Chi crede non è un borghese" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, pp. 200, euro 16), his first volume in Italian, with a preface by Roberto Righetto, which was described by Avvenire as "a text that is scathing in style, brilliant in its reasoning and pressing in its argumentation", while Corriere della Sera saw the author as "the rising star of French non-fiction".
The award will be presented on Saturday 7 October, at 8.45pm, in the Battistella Moccia auditorium of the City of Pieve di Soligo, in the province of Treviso, diocese of Vittorio Veneto, which preserves the remains of Blessed Giuseppe Toniolo, the great Catholic sociologist and economist, in its cathedral.
The evening, which will be coordinated by presenter Elisa Nadai, will be attended by the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto, Corrado Pizziolo, and the mayor of Pieve di Soligo, Stefano Soldan, among others. "The French writer's publication," the jury indicated, "is perfectly in line with the 2023 theme of the Giuseppe Toniolo Prize: 'The fullness of human and Christian life for a "society of saints"'.
"Chi crede non è un borghese" is a cultural journey among contemporary, recent and classic authors to discover how Christianity is the opposite of bourgeoisie. Jean de Saint-Cheron writes: "The good Christian is not, will not be, and never ever seeks to be a well 'settled' man. The good Christian, if he exists, is the one who every day says to himself: now let us begin to be Christians!".