Experimental Theology in America

Experimental Theology in America

Madame Guyon, Fénelon, and Their Readers

by Patricia A. Ward

296 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

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  • ISBN: 9781602581975
  • Published: September 2009

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  • ISBN: 9781481311106
  • Published: December 2018

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In this study of Madame Guyon and, her defender, Francois de Fénelon, 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.