Guitton, Jean

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Name
Guitton, Jean Gender: M
born on 18 August 1901 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place St.Étienne, France, 45n26, 4e24
Timezone LST m2e20 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 24°56' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 14°31 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 18°49'



Biography

French philosopher and theologian. In most of his works, Jean Guitton writes about and discusses the confrontation between human faith and human logic. He wrote around fifty books.

During World War II, he was made a war prisoner by the Nazis.

Invited as an observer to the ecumenical council of Vatican II, the first lay person to be granted this honor, he was a close friend of Monsignor Montini the future Pope Paul VI.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Prize 1954 (literary award from the Académie Française)
  • Social : Joined group 1961 (member of the Académie Française)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1999 in Paris (age 97)

Source Notes

Collection Didier Geslain (acte 2239)

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (marriage late, no children)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (philosophy and theology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Great Cross of the National Order of Merit, Commander of the Légion d'Honneur, Arts and Letters Medal)

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