Experimental Theology in America

Madame Guyon, Fénelon, and Their Readers


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.
  • Baylor University Press; June 2011
  • ISBN 9781602585102
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  • Title: Experimental Theology in America
  • Author: Patricia A. Ward
  • Imprint: Baylor University Press