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Collection Bibliothèque du Cerf
304 pages - janv. 2011
If we heed what has been said by such very different characters as Maurice Barrès and Paul Claudel, Henri Bremond’s Saint Chantal, published in 1912, is a masterpiece of religious biography. Bremond succeeded in breathing new life into the genre, before repeating this achievement on a monumental scale with his Histoire littéraire du sentiment religieux en France, depuis la fin des guerres de Religion à nos jours. The main part of the book is devoted to the friendship between Francis de Sales and Saint Jane Frances de Chantal. Bremond shows each one of them rising to perfection by the royal way of self-abandon. But until now, it has been considered that Jane de Chantal learned almost everything from her spiritual father. Here, the author makes a good case for the opposite hypothesis. The master became the pupil of the one he was supposed to be guiding, without her awareness. Bremond’s Sainte Chantal reveals the hearts and souls of the two great saints. He brings them to life, unveiling their faces, illuminating the bond of friendship between them— with rigour, warmth, and immense sympathy. But this book is also interesting as a testimony to those times and, more precisely, as an example of the ‘victims’ of the serious crisis –not entirely resolved – that shook the Catholic Church at the dawn of the 20th century: modernism. Even if Sainte Chantal tells a wondrous story, the history of the book is not so enchanted. How did it come to be included in the catalogue of the Index? Everything is explained in the introduction by Didier-Marie Proton, Professor of the History of Spirituality and spiritual director at the La Castille seminary in Toulon.
- Dimensions : 125x195x20
- ISBN : 9782204092999
- Poids : 340 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Didier-Marie Proton