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ⓘ François Houtart was a Belgian marxist sociologist and Catholic priest. He was born in Brussels, Belgium. He participated as a peritus expert in the sessions of ..




François Houtart
                                     

ⓘ François Houtart

François Houtart was a Belgian marxist sociologist and Catholic priest. He was born in Brussels, Belgium. He participated as a peritus expert in the sessions of Vatican II playing a key role in the formation of the introduction of the Gaudium et spes. Over the years, Houtart developed a dialectical approach to the study of world religions. He was a professor at the Universite catholique de Louvain.

                                     

1. Awards

In 2009, Houtart was awarded the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence "for his lifelong commitment to world peace, intercultural dialogue, human rights and the promotion of tolerance, and in recognition of his outstanding efforts to advance the cause of social justice in the world."

                                     

2. Books

  • Religions and ideology in Sri Lanka, Colombo, Hansa, 1974
  • Haïti et la culture dans une commune vietnamienne, Paris, Les Indes Savantes, 2004
  • Mondialisation des Resistances with Samir Amin, Paris, LHarmattan, 2002
  • The Church and Revolution: from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Paris riots of 1968, from Cuba to Southern Africa, from Vietnam to Latin America, by François Houtart and Andre Rousseau. Translated by Violet Nevile 1971
  • El campesino como actor, Managua, Ed. Nicarao, 1982
  • Religion et modes de production precapitalistes, Bruxelles, editions de lULB, 1992
  • Sociologia de la Religion, Mexico, Plaza y Valdes, 2000
                                     
  • Ragnhild Queseth Haarstad, Norwegian politician b. 1939 2017 - François Houtart Belgian theologian b. 1925 2017 - Walter Noll, German - American mathematician