« Secte » et regain du religieux. Le cas de Georges Roux, contempteur de la « Science » et Dieu-le-Père tout puissant

Abstract : The authors of this article aim to examine the construction of the paraphrenic delusions of Georges Roux, nicknamed Christ de Montfavet (‘Christ of Montfavet’), in his links with the founding and development of the Église chrétienne universelle (‘Universal Christian Church’). This analysis relates to the subjective logic of this construction, which led him to hold the position of guru by identifying with God. It also includes a study of the social impact of Roux’s delusions, an indicator of changing mentalities at the dawn of the neo- liberal society. The resurgence of religion seems in particular to correlate with a predominance of scientific and capitalistic discourse. Since these are based not only on doing away with subjectivity, but also, respectively, on excluding meaning and on stratifying social bonds, they nurture a return to beliefs and practices relating to meaning, which are likely to become more radical. We will discuss this correlation based on the case of G. Roux, as seen in his rejection of medicine and liberalism. Lastly, while religion offers an imaginary version of the symbolic Father, certain gurus, such as G. Roux, establish themselves in real life as the actual incarnation of the paternal exception, embodying a figure of the Urvater.
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Romuald Hamon, Yohan Trichet, Thierry Lamote. « Secte » et regain du religieux. Le cas de Georges Roux, contempteur de la « Science » et Dieu-le-Père tout puissant. Bulletin de psychologie, Groupe d'étude de psychologie, 2016, pp.179 - 192. ⟨10.3917/bupsy.543.0179⟩. ⟨hal-01497350⟩

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