Holy Tears, Holy Blood / Edition 1

Holy Tears, Holy Blood / Edition 1

by Richard D.E. Burton, Richard D. Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801442079

ISBN-13: 9780801442070

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In Holy Tears, Holy Blood, Richard D. E. Burton continues his investigation of Catholic France from Revolution to Liberation. From his focus in Blood in the City on public demonstrations of the cultural power of Catholicism, he now turns to more private rituals, those codes of conduct that shaped the interior lives of French Catholic women and determined their…  See more details below

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In Holy Tears, Holy Blood, Richard D. E. Burton continues his investigation of Catholic France from Revolution to Liberation. From his focus in Blood in the City on public demonstrations of the cultural power of Catholicism, he now turns to more private rituals, those codes of conduct that shaped the interior lives of French Catholic women and determined their artistic and social presentation. "Here there is rather less blood, and considerably more weeping," Burton says. In portraits of eleven women, including Simone Weil and Sainte Thèrése, he traces the lasting power of particular expressions of suffering and sacrifice. How, Burton asks, does a rapidly modernizing society accommodate the cultural-historical legacy of religious belief, in particular the extreme conservative beliefs of ultramontane Catholicism? Burton pays particular attention to the doctrine of "vicarious suffering," whereby an individual suffers for the redemption of others, and to certain extreme forms of religious experience including stigmatization, self-starvation, visions, and apparitions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801442070
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1She who weeps : Melanie Calvat : La Salette, 19 September 18461
Ch. 2Little flower : Therese Martin : Alencon - Lisieux, 1873-189720
Ch. 3Brother and sister : Paul and Camille Claudel : Villeneuve - Montdevergues, 1868-194362
Ch. 4Beggars of heaven : Jacques and Raissa Maritain : Paris - Versailles - Meudon, 1900-193976
Ch. 5Fasting, bleeding, seeing : "extraordinary phenomena" in France : c. 1870-c. 1950106
Ch. 6A Laura for our times? : Colette Peignot : Paris - Berlin - Moscow - Barcelona - St. Germain-en-Laye, 1903-1938148
Ch. 7Holy tears, holy blood180
Chronology251
Notes255
Index285

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