Adoration and Annihilation: The Convent Philosphy of Port-Royal

University Of Notre Dame Press, 2009. First edition. Hardcover. New, unsed copy in dust jacket. First printing. Hardcover. xiv+ 317 pp. with bibliography, index. The first study of the Port-Royal Convent located southwest of Paris that became the center of a radical Augustinian philosophy in the late 16th and early 17th centuries . Beginning in the 1650s, three successive abbesses spearheaded the Jansenist movement and its adherents' resistance to church and throne. Thet openly declared themselves disciples of St. Augstine and forged a philsophy notable for it original treatment of the attributes that stressed divine otherness---a moral philosophy of virtue rooted in grace--and a politics that supported the rights of womento resist the abuses of religious and civil authority. New / new. Item #E21628B
ISBN: 9780268022969

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