Pierre de Bérulle , apôtre du verbe incarné
de Rémi Lescot
160 pages - févr. 2013
Pierre de Bérulle has often been presented as a ‘difficult’ author. The first spiritual work in French, along with that of François de Sales, it appeared before Corneille’s ‘Le Cid’ and the elegant phrasing of classicism. However, there is in de Bérulle’s writing such a passion for man and God, and for the literary and scientific culture of his day, that certain pages blaze with a literary genius that heralds Pascal. As he attempts to penetrate the mystery of that blend of human and divine, first in Mary then her child, Jesus of Nazareth, definitions of theology spring from his quill, delightfully contrasting extremes such as the infinitely great and the infinitesimally small, frailty and the all-powerful. The French Oratory’s founder, who was converted by the Carmelites, the daughters of Saint Teresa of Avila whom he brought from Spain to establish the Carmelite Order of nuns in France, succeeded in describing his meditations with the same grace and poetry that inhabits the finest pages by the prophets and the Fathers of the Church. Pierre de Bérulle is truly the Apostle of the Incarnate Word, a title bestowed upon him by Pope Urban VIII.
- Dimensions : 135x195x12
- ISBN : 9782204099905
- Poids : 200 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Jean Dujardin