The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant Catholicism during the French Wars of Religion

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Title:
The Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant Catholicism during the French Wars of Religion
Author:
Donlan, Thomas
Issue Date:
2011
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
In recent decades historians have documented the nature and impact of religious violence within French Catholicism during the French Wars of Religion (1562-1629). My dissertation introduces the question of religious nonviolence within French Catholicism in this era by examining the religiosity practiced and promoted by Francois de Sales (1567-1622). By interpreting the words, actions, and impact of this clergyman across three different contexts - the mission field of the Chablais, in lay spiritual counseling, and in the Order of the Visitation- this research presents a fresh perspective on the nature of Catholicism in early modern France and an important historical case study of the possibilities and limits of moderation in a society reeling from religious extremism.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Francois de Sales; French Catholicism; French Wars of Religion; Order of the Visitation; History; Early Modern Catholicism; Francis de Sales
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kurant-Nunn, Susan

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe Reform of Zeal: Francois de Sales and Militant Catholicism during the French Wars of Religionen_US
dc.creatorDonlan, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorDonlan, Thomasen_US
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseDissertation Not Available (per Author's Request)en_US
dc.description.abstractIn recent decades historians have documented the nature and impact of religious violence within French Catholicism during the French Wars of Religion (1562-1629). My dissertation introduces the question of religious nonviolence within French Catholicism in this era by examining the religiosity practiced and promoted by Francois de Sales (1567-1622). By interpreting the words, actions, and impact of this clergyman across three different contexts - the mission field of the Chablais, in lay spiritual counseling, and in the Order of the Visitation- this research presents a fresh perspective on the nature of Catholicism in early modern France and an important historical case study of the possibilities and limits of moderation in a society reeling from religious extremism.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectFrancois de Salesen_US
dc.subjectFrench Catholicismen_US
dc.subjectFrench Wars of Religionen_US
dc.subjectOrder of the Visitationen_US
dc.subjectHistoryen_US
dc.subjectEarly Modern Catholicismen_US
dc.subjectFrancis de Salesen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKurant-Nunn, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGraizbord, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMilliman, Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKurant-Nunn, Susanen_US
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