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:

Series: AAR Religions in Translation


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With the trial of François Fénelon resolved in Rome, Louis-Antoine de Noailles, Archbishop of Paris, decides to end Guyon's imprisonment. He contacts Guyon's children, and they request her release. Although she claims to be happy in prison, she agrees to be released into her son's custody. She suffers in his household for several years. Eventually, King Louis XIV gives her permission to live independently under the supervision of the Bishop of Blois, David-Nicolas de Bertier, and she moves into her own home. She describes her resignation to Christ-like suffering.

Keywords: Louis-Antoine de Noailles; King Louis XIV; David-Nicolas de Bertier; Louis II Phélypeaux; Count of Pontchartrain

Chapter.  1401 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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