BOOK RELEASE – RELIGION AS SELF-TRANSCENDENCE

Ian Pinto SDB

In the midst of two Provincials, Fr. Godfrey D’Souza, Provincial of the Mumbai province and Fr. Felix Fernandes, Provincial of the Panjim-Konkan province who were in Divyadaan for a meeting, the book of Fr. Savio D’Souza was released. The book is entitled ‘Religion as Self-Transcendence’ and is an abridged version of his doctoral thesis. It studies religion from the perspective of Louis Dupré, a French Catholic phenomenologist. After Fr. Godfrey released the book and handed out the first copies to the author, Fr. Felix, Fr. Robert, the Rector of Divyadaan and Fr. Banzelão, the Principal of the Institute, Fr. Savio proposed a vote of thanks to all those who were instrumental in helping and encouraging him to publish the book. He also shared the saga that surrounded his choice of topic and guide while he was in Rome and threw light on the process that went behind the writing of the book.