The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon - AAR Religions in Translation (Hardback)
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The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon - AAR Religions in Translation (Hardback)

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Published: 05/01/2012
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Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle provide here the first English translation of the Prison Narratives written by the seventeenth-century French mystic and Quietist, Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717). Guyon was a fascinating figure in the court of Louis XIV and, although she was marginalized and ignored by French historians for two centuries after her death, she became a major figure in the development of transatlantic Protestant spirituality in the eighteenth century.

Guyon's narrative describes her confinement between 1695 and 1703 in various prisons, including the dreaded Bastille. It also maps, in moving and unforgettable detail, the political and religious hegemony that sought to destroy her reputation and erase her from history. Guyon kept the text private and it remained undiscovered for almost three centuries until an archival version was found and published in 1992 under the title Récits de Captivité (Prison Narratives). This translation is not only the first to appear in English, but opens with a comprehensive introduction that represents the most detailed examination of the Prison Narratives presently available in English or French.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199841127
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 19 mm


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The aristocratic French mystic Madame Guyon exercised remarkable influence among both Catholics and Protestants, not simply in her lifetime (1648-1717) but throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The recent discovery of her 'prison narratives' has opened a new window into Guyon's life, and this lucid introduction and English translation by Mourad and Guenin-Lelle beautifully present a vivid narrative from one of the pivotal figures of modern Christian spirituality. - W. Clark Gilpin, Margaret E. Burton Professor, Emeritus, The University of Chicago

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