Jean Pierre de Caussade


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French ascetic writer. Becoming a Jesuit in 1693, he travelled widely. His influence did much to rehabilitate mysticism at a time when it was still suffering from the condemnation of Quietism. In addition to letters of spiritual direction, he wrote a book on prayer. He is chiefly noted for a treatise on abandonment to God's Providence, but his authorship of this, as of other texts, has been seriously questioned.

Subjects: Christianity.

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