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The Confessor

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199841127
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919536 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0005

Series: AAR Religions in Translation

The Confessor

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Guyon inserts into her narrative the text of a letter written by Joachim Trotti de La Chétardie, her confessor and chief tormentor at Vaugirard. The letter accuses her of frivolity, gluttony, pride, false prophecy, gambling, and other vices. Her captors released it publicly to discredit her. She replies to the accusations in the letter and interprets them as part of a sustained campaign to discredit her writings, and contemplative prayer more broadly, by attacking her reputation.

Keywords: Quietist Affair; Joachim Trotti de La Chétardie; Louis-Antoine de Noailles

Chapter.  4931 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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