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Author Phillips, Henry (J. Henry)

Title Church and culture in seventeenth-century France / Henry Phillips
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 334 pages)
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Contents 1. The spaces of belief -- 2. The spaces of representation -- 3. The spaces of education -- 4. The spaces of dissension -- 5. The space of ideas -- 6. The spaces of discussion -- 7. The spaces of hostility: belief -- 8. The spaces of hostility: unbelief -- 9. The space of the word
Summary Church and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France brings together the social, religious and intellectual history of the Grand Siecle and focuses on the involvement of the Church in a variety of cultural domains, including literature, art, censorship and ideas. It explores the limits as well as the extent of the Church's influence, especially in its attempt to impose orthodoxy in all areas and on all sections of society. Given that orthodoxy determines the believer's inclusion or exclusion from the Church, thus implying the notion of boundaries in a context of constraint, the study is conceived according to a number of spaces. The notion of space is sometimes interpreted literally, e.g. Port-Royal, the school and the church building, and sometimes metaphorically, e.g. orthodoxy itself, science and theology. The book also deals with religious attitudes to libertinage, atheism and deism, and with aspects of French Protestantism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 316-325) and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- France -- History -- 17th century
Christianity and culture -- France -- History -- 17th century
France -- Civilization -- 17th century
France -- Church history -- 17th century
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96020316
ISBN 0585039755