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Experimental theology in America : Madame Guyon, Fénelon, and their readers

Author: Patricia A Ward
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2009.
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A study of Madame Guyon and, her defender, Francois de Fenelon, the Archbishop of Cambray. It demonstrates how the ideas of these seventeenth-century Catholics were transmitted into a tradition of  Read more...

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Ward, Patricia A., 1940-
Experimental theology in America.
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2009
(OCoLC)642433645
Named Person: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon; François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Ward
ISBN: 9781602581975 1602581975
OCLC Number: 317118143
Description: xvi, 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: American popular piety and continental spirituality : the ecumenical contexts of nineteenth-century holiness camp meetings --
The reputation of Madame Guyon : personalities, politics, and religious controversy under Louis XIV --
The dénouement of the quietist drama and early intermediaries to Protestant circles --
Madame Guyon and the pietist mind-set : the transmission of quietism to German-speaking Pennsylvania --
The praxis of piety : Quaker and Methodist mediation of the works of Fénelon and Madame Guyon --
Persons of eminent piety and writers of spiritual wisdom : Fénelon, Madame Guyon, and their American readership, 1800-1840 --
From experimental religion to experimental holiness : contexts of Thomas Upham's reinterpretation of Madame Guyon, 1840-1860 --
The turn to devotional literature : readers of Fénelon, from Boardman, Stowe, and Bushnell to twentieth-century Evangelicals --
The legacy of Madame Guyon from 1850 to 2000 : from romantic sentimentalism to the Charismatic Movement.
Responsibility: Patricia A. Ward.

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"... this book is ecumenical history at its best." -- Books and Culture (2010) "Patricia Ward's book presents the definitive history of the Quietist legacy in America. It is well written and Read more...

 
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