Autobiography of Madame Guyon

by Madam Guyon


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Madam Guyon is a heretic to some, but a saint to others. Living at a time when being charged as heretic was a matter of civil law, Madam Guyon was imprisoned and persecuted for her unyielding stance against the religious authorities in France. Guyon wrote her autobiography while being held at the infamous Bastille. Often associated with the Quietist movement, Guyon advocated mystical experience as a means of growing closer to God. Many would consider her view of the church paradoxical. Guyon taught the Reformation principles of sola gracia and sola fide while she clung to the Roman Catholic Church, even as she was persecuted for her theology. Is Madam Guyon a heretic or a saint? Read her autobiography and decide for yourself.

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Madam Guyon
Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia
Born: April 13, 1648
Died: June 9, 1717, Blois
Related topics: Biography, Catholic women, Catholics, Fe?nelon, Franc?ois de Salignac de La Mothe-,--1651-1715, France
Basic information: Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing a book on the topic, A Short and Easy Method of Prayer.
Popular works: Autobiography of Madame Guyon, Short and Easy Method of Prayer, Song of Songs of Solomon / Explanations and Reflections having Reference to the Interior Life

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