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Early Modern Religious Perspectives

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Concupiscence, the immoderate and disorderly love of created things, is central to Augustine’s account of the Fall. Early modern writers frequently link their analyses of it to the concept of ... More


Self-Knowledge and Self-Ignorance in Context

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Scholars have attempted to understand 17th-century writers’ interest in self-knowledge and self-deception in historical terms by linking it to ideological conflict with a class dimension (Paul ... More


Missing Evidence

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon presents herself as a pawn in a public conflict—the Quietist Affair—taking place between Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet and François Fénelon about the legitimacy of mystical prayer. She insists that ... More


The False Letter

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Louis-Antoine de Noailles, the Archbishop of Paris, tries to persuade Guyon with arguments and threats to confess to having had a sexual relationship with her old friend and spiritual director, ... More


The Bastille

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon describes her transition to life in the Bastille prison, where a woman who works for her guard, Monsieur du Junca, attends her and makes her life difficult. She becomes seriously ill. It is in ... More


Particularity and Polemic (ii): Quietism

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second part of this bipartite enquiry looks at the movement known as Quietism. This is above all associated with its principal exponent, Madame Guyon, whose works are examined. It looks at the ... More


The Inauthenticity of Pagan Virtue II

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers the critique of pagan virtue by a number of thinkers inspired by St Augustine, many, but not all, of whom were supporters of Jansenius. Among the Jansenists, Antoine Arnauld ... More


Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Andrew Mansfield

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686-1743) was a Scottish Jacobite émigré who spent most of his adult life in France. His political works predominantly relied on a mixture of British and French doctrines to ... More


The political principles of Fénelon

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Archbishop Fénelon’s advocacy of liberty and the public good in Télémaque (1699) while arguing against Louis XIV’s form of sovereignty resonated strongly with many in Britain, and proved to be a ... More


Confronting the legacy of Louis XIV: government reform and Britain

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Continuing from Bourgogne and Saint-Simon’s reform plans, this chapter considers the impact of the designs of the Burgundy Circle (advisers around the duc de Bourgogne) as well as the influence of ... More


Mystic Paths, Inward Turns

Anthony Cordingley

in Samuel Beckett's How It Is: Philosophy in Translation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440608
eISBN:
9781474453868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440608.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands upon the Christian themes introduced in the previous chapter. It identifies intertextual discourse with the Psalms, Early Church Fathers, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine and certain ... More


Property, Equality, and the Passions in Eighteenth-Century French Thought

Michael Sonenscher

in Sans-Culottes: An Eighteenth-Century Emblem in the French Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691180809
eISBN:
9781400829026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180809.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter explores the problems of reform in eighteenth-century French thought, beginning with an examination of the origins of a new, theologically heterodox, interest in the human body, and its ... More


French Sins, I: ‘Les mystiques du néant’ and ‘les disciples de Saint Augustin’

Kate Kirkpatrick

in Sartre on Sin: Between Being and Nothingness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198811732
eISBN:
9780191848544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811732.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 2 demonstrates that theology played a significant part in Sartre’s formation as a phenomenologist. It considers the ‘philosophical’ and ‘theological’ sources Sartre encountered, beginning ... More


The Political Philosophy of Fénelon

Ryan Patrick Hanley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079635
eISBN:
9780190079666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079635.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Fénelon may be the most neglected of all the major philosophers of early modernity. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, yet to now we have ... More


Fénelon: Moral and Political Writings

Ryan Patrick Hanley (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190079581
eISBN:
9780190079628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190079581.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Fénelon may be the most neglected of all the major early modern philosophers. His political masterwork was the most-read book in eighteenth-century France after the Bible, yet today even specialists ... More


Imaginary Republics

in The Terror of Natural Right: Republicanism, the Cult of Nature, and the French Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226184388
eISBN:
9780226184401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226184401.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the eighteenth century, the vibrant republics that had inspired Renaissance theorists—Florence in particular—had either disappeared from the political scene or fallen into politico-economic ... More


Books in Their Hands

Laurie O’Higgins

in The Irish Classical Self: Poets and Poor Scholars in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198767107
eISBN:
9780191821295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767107.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter surveys evidence for classical texts in eighteenth-century hands, and considers how people of modest means might have had access to Greek and Latin books. Evidence includes booksellers’ ... More


Epic Transposed: The Real and the Hyperreal during the Revolutionary Period in France

Fiona Macintosh

in Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198804215
eISBN:
9780191842412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804215.003.0032
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The vexed problem of epic, equally detectable in the British and French theatrical traditions from the eighteenth century onwards, explains why epic had no place on the ‘tragic’ stage of the ... More


Roman Catholic Influences

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

Methodists and Quakers had a particular interest in pre- and post-Reformation continental Catholic writers of a mystical, spiritual, or quietist tendency, including Thomas à Kempis, Madame Guyon, ... More


The Aspiring Self

George Pattison

in A Phenomenology of the Devout Life: A Philosophy of Christian Life, Part I

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198813507
eISBN:
9780191851360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813507.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Noting that recent fashions in spirituality have moved away from what is perceived as the content of Salesian devotion, it is argued that the latter nevertheless condenses widespread themes in ... More


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