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Experimental Theology in America : Madame Guyon, F?nelon, and Their Readers (Hardcover)

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In this study of Madame Guyon and, her defender, Francois de F?nelon, the Archbishop of Cambray, Patricia Ward demonstrates how the ideas of these seventeenth-century Catholics were transmitted into an ongoing tradition of Protestant devotional literature--one that continues to influence American evangelicals and charismatic Christians today. Down a winding (and fascinating) historical path, Ward traces how the lives and writings of these two somewhat obscure Catholic believers in Quietism came to such prominence in American spirituality--offering, in part, a fascinating glance at the role of women in the history of devotional writing.

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Publisher Baylor Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781602581975
SKU 211231625
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1602581975
Release Date 8/5/2009
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