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The French School of Spirituality of the seventeenth century made vital contributions to a significant movement of spiritual renewal at a critical time in Catholic church history. Since Vatican II, interest in this tradition of spirituality has been rekindled. This tradition has even been called “the foundation of modern Catholic spirituality.” Raymond Deville’s work is a contemporary introduction to this school of spirituality. Deville’s work locates the French School of Spirituality within the context of seventeenth century France and its art, literature, and political science. He identifies the founder of this school, Cardinal de Bérulle, and his associates, Condren, Olier, John Eudes, John-Baptist de la Salle and Grignion de Montfort. Deville also identifies the key moments leading up to the “foundation” of the French School and describes its four major themes: a theocentric spirit of religion; mystical Christocentrism; the sovereignty of the Mother of God; and the meaning of the priesthood. The work also contains a collection of texts from other authors, which forms a framework for Deville’s reflections and comments. In addition, Deville gives a bibliography for further study including sections from the spiritual leaders of the French School themselves.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Translator’s Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. French Provinces in the XVII and XVIII Centuries (map)
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Chapter One: Definition of Terms
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Chapter Two: The Church in Seventeenth Century France
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. Chapter Three: Pierre de Bérulle
  2. pp. 29-57
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  1. Chapter Four: Charles de Condren
  2. pp. 58-75
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  1. Chapter Five: Olier: Missionary, Mystic, Pastor, Reformer
  2. pp. 76-104
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  1. Chapter Six
  2. pp. 105-135
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  1. Chapter Seven: The Theology of the French School
  2. pp. 136-170
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  1. Chapter Eight: John Baptist de la Salle
  2. pp. 171-188
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  1. Chapter Nine: Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
  2. pp. 189-213
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  1. Chapter Ten: The Role of Women int he French School
  2. pp. 214-235
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  1. Chapter Eleven: The French School Today
  2. pp. 236-255
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  1. Appendix A
  2. pp. 256-258
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  1. Appendix B
  2. pp. 259-264
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  1. Appendix C
  2. pp. 265-279
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 280-286
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-289
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780820706054
Related ISBN
9780820702582
MARC Record
OCLC
899267002
Pages
303
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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