Jean Vanier has written a much-needed corrective to those one-sided attitudes that undervalue relatedness and feeling . . . This short yet powerful and gripping meditation on what makes for a truly humane and compassionate humanity is not to be missed. --Toronto Star
Revolutionary and moving at its core . . . Becoming Human traces a possible path of spiritual evolution from loneliness and alienation towards joy and fulfillment. --Maclean's
These moving and gentle passages help us think about human value in the right way. --Globe and Mail
From the Publisher
A #1 National Bestseller
Winner of the Writers' Trust Gordon Montador Award
The Massey Lectures are co-sponsored by Massey College, in the University of Toronto, and CBC Radio. The series was created in honour of the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, former governor general of Canada, and was inaugurated in 1961 to enable distinguished authorities to communicate the results of original study or research on subjects of contemporary interest.
This book comprises the 1998 Massey Lectures, "Becoming Human," broadcast in November 1998 as part of CBC Radio's Ideas series. The producer of the series was Philip Coulter; the executive producer was Bernie Lucht.
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