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Introduction to the Devout Life (Vintage Classics)

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Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly 400 years.

As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the 17th century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire he saw in all levels of society to seek a deeper spiritual life led him to compile these instructions for lay people on how to live in Christ. Francis’s compassionate Introduction leads the reader from an understanding of the devout life through practical ways of attaining it without renouncing the world. It also provides prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.

In his preface, Cardinal Egan pays tribute to Francis’s genius in providing straightforward and essential advice for the laity, an effort that contributed to the saint’s proclamation as a Doctor of the Church and prefigures the teachings of Vatican II.

Synopsis:

Francis de Saless Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Franciss compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.

About the Author

Formerly Bishop of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Edward Egan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope John Paul II in 2000. In 2001, he was consecrated a cardinal by His Holiness.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375725623
Preface:
Egan, Edward Cardinal
Author:
Egan, Edward Cardinal
Preface by:
Egan, Edward Cardinal
Preface:
Egan, Edward Cardinal
Author:
de Sales, Francis
Author:
Sales, Francis de
Author:
Francis
Author:
De Sales, Francisco
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Meditations
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - Discipleship
Subject:
Christian Ministry - Discipleship
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
spirituality;catholic;religion;christianity;saints;catholicism;devotional;prayer;theology;christian;non-fiction;spiritual life;st. francis de sales;devotional literature;philosophy;roman catholic;saint;spiritual classics;early modern;meditations;christian
Subject:
spirituality;catholic;religion;christianity;saints;catholicism;devotional;prayer;theology;christian;non-fiction;spiritual life;st. francis de sales;devotional literature;philosophy;roman catholic;saint;spiritual classics;early modern;meditations;christian
Subject:
spirituality;catholic;religion;christianity;saints;catholicism;devotional;prayer;theology;christian;non-fiction;spiritual life;st. francis de sales;devotional literature;philosophy;roman catholic;saint;spiritual classics;early modern;meditations;christian
Subject:
spirituality;catholic;religion;christianity;saints;catholicism;devotional;prayer;theology;christian;non-fiction;spiritual life;st. francis de sales;devotional literature;philosophy;roman catholic;saint;spiritual classics;early modern;meditations;christian
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
s
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.94x5.30x.61 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Francis de Saless Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the sevenjteenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Franciss compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.
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