Conflict Over the Heresy of “pure Love” in Seventeenth-Century France: The Tumult Over the Mysticism of Madame Guyon

Author: James, Nancy Carol
Year:2008
Pages:236
ISBN:0-7734-5009-2
978-0-7734-5009-7
Price:199.95
Examines the feminist theology and apophatic mysticism of the under-recognized
Madame Guyon.

Reviews

“. . . will bring greater recognition and honor to this vastly under-recognized saint of the church.” – The Rev. John M. Graham

“This comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Madame Guyon makes a very important yet much-neglected figure in the history of Western Spirituality come alive.” – Prof. Carlos Eire, Yale University

“. . . broadens and deepens our understanding of Madame Guyon . . .” - Prof. Sharon D. Voros, United States Naval Academy

Table of Contents

Foreword by Rev. John Mark Graham
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Historical Perspective on the Great Conflict
2. Guyon’s Theology of the Holy Spirit
3. Madame Guyon’s Dreams and Visions
4. Bossuet and Fénelon: Opponents over Madame Guyon’s Theology
5. Madame Guyon: Influenced by the Saints
6. An Eighteenth-Century Manuscript about the Life and Theology of Madame Guyon
7. Madame Guyon’s Theology: Conclusions
Bibliography
Index