To the atheist Sartre: Thank you for this vivid incarnation of Jesus

Rev. Thomas Casey at The Irish Times.

"Drafted into the French army in September 1939, Sartre was captured by the Germans in June 1940 as his company retreated, and was imprisoned in the Stalag 12 D camp in Trier.

To keep himself intellectually stimulated, Sartre gave a series of lectures to fellow prisoners, most of whom were priests. ...

"Sartre composed a play for these priests to perform on Christmas Eve 1940. Entitled Bariona, or The Sons of Thunder [Bariona, ou le Fils du tonnerre], it was a nativity play with a difference. ..."

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