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Alain de Benoist’s L’homme qui n’avait pas de père (The Man Who Had No Father) is an extensive study of the historical Jesus. The book examines the life of Jesus, including his family, his teachings, his place in Jewish society, and more. In this interview, de Benoist discusses his book and the process of investigating the life of Jesus. He explains his reasons for rejecting the mythist thesis, which suggests that Jesus never existed, and talks about the origins of Jesus and where he carried out his ministry.

The Man Who Had No Father is a noteworthy contribution to the study of the historical Jesus and should not be overlooked by scholars in the field. Alain de Benoist’s distinct perspective on the topic, as previously discussed in his conversation with Thomas Molnar, is a notable feature of the book. This viewpoint has been acknowledged as a seminal reference in scholarly works on the concept of the sacred, as evidenced by Jean-Jacques Wunenburger’s recent publication Le Sacré. In this interview, Alain de Benoist offers some insights into his work.

EMMANUEL LEGEARD: Alain de Benoist, your book The Man Who Had No Father has been highly anticipated for over fifteen years by some readers since Jésus et ses frères (Jesus and His Brothers). However, many people misunderstand the purpose of this endeavour. Please briefly clarify what inspired you to write and publish this impressive work.

ALAIN DE BENOIST: For more than fifty years, my interest has been drawn towards the inquiry of the origins of Christianity, particularly the persona of Jesus. Numerous publications have been dedicated to this subject, varying from serious exegesis to impractical hypotheses and devotion-driven books...

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Alain de Benoist

Alain de Benoist is the leading thinker of the European ‘New Right’ movement, a school of political thought founded in France in 1968 with the establishment of GRECE (Research and Study Group for European Civilisation). To this day he remains its primary representative, even while rejecting the label ‘New Right’ for himself. An ethnopluralist defender of cultural uniqueness and integrity, he has argued for the right of Europeans to retain their identity in the face of multiculturalism, and he has opposed immigration, while still preferring the preservation of native cultures over the forced assimilation of immigrant groups.

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