Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing
'Christianity is Strange'
Reviews and Awards
"This book combines a comprehensive understanding of reference works and a great knowledge used as always with pertinence, as well as methodological rigor and analytical finesse ... Richard Parish's book is an interdisciplinary work that thinkers in theology, philosophy, literature and history will enormously benefit from." - Michael O'Dwyer, Revue Bossuet
"What is perhaps most impressive about this book is the cumulative effect of the various chapters, which revisit various important questions without ever being repetitive. It represents an essential contribution to scholarship on one of the most fascinating ages of religious thought." - Nicholas Hammond, Modern Language Review
"Parish provides much food for thought, and, inevitably, some potential for debate." - John Campbell, French Studies
"Parish presents a dense argument cogently and attractively ... a highly stimulating discussion of a period with which Anglophone students deserve nearer aquaintance." - Thomas Palmer, Expository Times
"Parish succeeds in his project of "constructive defamiliarization," showing that Christianity was and is strange. In the process, he eludicates a vibrant written religious culture. To the delight of specialists and nonspecialists alike, every quotation is given in both English and French, making this book an excellent way into early modern French Catholicism, regardless of one's disciplinary interests." - Christopher J. Lane, The Sixteenth Century Journal