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Francois Fenelon - A Biography - The Apostle of Pure Love (Paperback) Loot Price: R427
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Francois Fenelon - A Biography - The Apostle of Pure Love (Paperback): Peter Gorday

Francois Fenelon - A Biography - The Apostle of Pure Love (Paperback)

Peter Gorday

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Discover the wisdom of this controversial theologian whose counsel and meditations have found a wide audience for more than three centuries. Francois Fenelon was a seventeenth-century French archbishop who rose to a position of influence in the court of Louis XIV. Amid the splendor and decadence of Versailles, Fenelon became a wise mentor to many members of the king's court as well as to the controversial Madame Guyon. Later exiled from Versailles for political reasons, Fenelon set out to improve the lot of peasants of his diocese and to deepen the spiritual life of all with whom he came in contact. Until his death, he corresponded with those at court who had become his spiritual "children."Twenty-first century Christians are rediscovering the wisdom of this spiritual thinker. Together with Pascal--who was an old man in Fenelon's youth--he showed how it was possible to have devotion and faith in the Age of Enlightenment. He battled heresies, faced charges of heresy himself, and wrote masterful books of insight into the spiritual life. "Peter Gorday's life of Fenelon is a gem. I recommend it to anyone with an interest in Fenelon or Christian mysticism in general." -Dr. Chad Helms, Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, Presbyterian College, and editor of "Fenelon: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)""Gorday traces the complex situation in Fenelon's time and the varying perspectives of his interpreters. He declares him not cunning but "tough" as a thinker. In this book, we get not only a fascinating story but also a subtle guide to self-examination." -Dr. Eugene TeSelle, Emeritus, Vanderbilt Divinity School; author of "Augustine the Theologian"

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Imprint: Paraclete Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: April 2012
Authors: Peter Gorday
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 978-1-55725-801-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Religious & spiritual
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church > General
Books > Biography > Religious & spiritual
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church > General
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church
LSN: 1-55725-801-5
Barcode: 9781557258014

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