The Pleasure of Discernment: Marguerite de Navarre as Theologian

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Oxford University Press, 2000 M12 7 - 192 pages
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In this innovative study, Carol Thysell provides an in-depth examination of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron. While this collection of tales is traditionally considered to be secular in nature, Thysell argues that Marguerite de Navarre used it as a vehicle for a constructive theological program.
 

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Contents

MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE AND THE TRADITION OF ALLEGORICAL RHETORIC
3
MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE CALVIN AND THE SPIRITUAL LIBERTINES
19
THE THEOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE
39
PROVIDENCE IN THE WORK OF CALVIN AND MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE
63
MORAL DELIBERATION IN THE HEPTAMERON
79
ALLEGORICAL RHETORIC IN THE HEPTAMERON
97
NOTES
127
BIBLIOGRAPHY
155
INDEX
177
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Page 156 - Heptameron, or the History of the Fortunate Lovers: Written by the most Excellent and most virtuous Princess, Margaret de Valoys, Queen of Navarre. Published in French by the privilege and immediate approbation of the King. Now made English by Robert Codrington, Master of Arts.

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