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Published: 11 May 2017

324 Pages | 1 black and white map


ISBN: 9780198785767

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Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform

Alison Forrestal

  • A major reassessment of the thought and activities of the most famous figure of the seventeenth-century French Catholic Reformation, Vincent de Paul
  • The first study to assess de Paul's activities against the wider backdrop of early modern Catholic religious reform and Bourbon political rule
  • Shows how de Paul worked productively with a broad network of male and female associates in efforts to influence the character of devotional belief and practice within the church
  • Challenges dated and hagiographic myths on de Paul's achievements
  • Uses an unprecedented range of widely dispersed primary sources to create a convincing body of evidence for the reconstruction of de Paul's thought, work, and relationships