Péladan, Joseph-Aimé (Joséphin)
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Péladan, Joseph-Aimé (Joséphin), 28 Mar 1858 (Lyon (Rhône)), † 27 Jun 1918 (Neuilly-sur-Seine)

Descending from a Protestant family of the Cévennes that had converted to Catholicism, Joséphin grew up in Lyons in the zealous atmosphere of recent converts. His father, Louis-Adrien (1815-1890) was a publicist in the legitimist newspapers, specializing in the interpretation of prophecies that linked the return of the king, the Grand Monarque, to the secret of the end of time. His writing of a rejoinder to Renan's (1823-1893) Life of Jesus earned him a papal decoration and the right…

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Laurant, Jean-Pierre, “Péladan, Joseph-Aimé (Joséphin)”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_278>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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