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Author Dunn, Mary, 1976-

Title The cruelest of all mothers : Marie de l'Incarnation, motherhood, and the Christian tradition / Mary Dunn
Edition First edition
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Catholic practice in North America
Catholic practice in North America.
Contents Explication : representations of the abandonment in the relations, the letters, and the vie -- Explanation : contextualizing the abandonment within seventeenth-century French family life -- Explanation : the marginalization of motherhood in the Christian tradition -- Explanation : maternal hagiographies and spiritualities of abandonment in seventeenth-century France -- Motherhood refigured : Kristeva, maternal sacrifice, and the imitation of Christ
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Marie de l'Incarnation, mère, Saint, 1599-1672.
Martin, Claude, 1619-1696.
Catholic Church -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Abandoned children -- France -- History.
Mothers and sons -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
France -- Church history -- 17th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823267245 (electronic bk.)
9780823267248 (electronic bk.)