SON PREMIER ECRIT; LETTRES D’UN HABITANT DE GENEVE A SES CONTEMPORAINS; SA PARABOLE POLITIQUE; LE NOUVEAU CHRISTIANISME BY CLAUDE HENRI DE ROUVROY
Son Premier Ecrit; Lettres D'un Habitant de Geneve a Ses Contemporains
Sa Parabole Politique
Le Nouveau Christianisme
Publication Date: 1832
Published seven years after the author's death, this work contains three of Rouvroy notable works:
Son Premier Ecrit; Lettres D'un Habitant de Geneve a Ses Contemporains, 1802
(Letters of an Inhabitant of Geneva to his Contemporaries)
The first book he published, it contained the seeds of many of the new ideas he developed later. He focused on the role of the scientist, analyzed class conflict from the perspective of property ownership, and emphasized the central importance of religious belief in a well-ordered society. He also proposed a new religious establishment, the Religion of Newton.
Sa Parabole Politique, 1819
First appeared in the periodical L'Organisateur in 1819. It predicated on the question of the relative value of different castes of society, the Parabole posits the eradicaton of all nobles and bureaucrats, asserted that their loss would be minor when compared to that of leading scientists, artists, bankers, and artisans. It emphasized the productive function of the latter category; Rouvroy identified the parasitic nature of the aristocracy and of state functionaries. Unfortunately, the publication of the Parabole coincided with the assassination in February 1820 of the Duc de Berry, earning Rouvroy an indictment as "moral instigator" of the assassin Louvel, an accusation of which he was eventually cleared.
Le Nouveau Christianisme, 1825
(The New Christianity)
The last work of the author, who died shortly after its publication. It reverted to more traditional ideas of renewing society through Christian brotherly love. It inspired a Christian socialist movement called the Saint-Simonians, who were devoted to a secular gospel of economic progress and human brotherhood. #1304