L'image de Dieu maternel dans l'oeuvre de François de Sales

Abstract : From a corpus of images linking God and maternity, in François de Sales's entire works, this study comprises two parts. The first part is on this imagery's rhetorical position in the author's stylistics : they are not simple decorative or pedagocical comparisons but actual methaphors. On the one hand, most of them are commentary of Song of the Songs's first verse, according to patristic and medieval reading tradition. On the other hand, this commentary is often associated with descriptions of well-observed scenes painting a mother and her child. Both together reveal the genuine salesian spirituality, where visible is the only way to invisiblle, concrete to signifiant of the spiritual signifié. The second part attempts to draw the Christ's picture designed by these images, and the importance of his maternal features for the salesian theology, especially concerning François de Sales's conceptions about prayer and mystical life
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Chantal Roosz. L'image de Dieu maternel dans l'oeuvre de François de Sales. Littératures. Université Paul Verlaine - Metz, 1999. Français. ⟨NNT : 1999METZ009L⟩. ⟨tel-01775814⟩

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