Les compagnies de la propagation de la foi, des origines à la révocation de l'édit de Nantes (1632-1685) : étude d'un réseau d'associations fondé en France au temps de Louis XIII pour lutter contre l'hérésie

Abstract : The purpose of the thesis is the study of a network of companies of devout laymen and clergymen dedicated to the conversion of heretics. The first of these companies of the exaltation of the holy cross was founded in Paris in 1632 by father Hyacinthe, a capuchin close to father Joseph. The Paris Company basically used two methods to achieve conversions: controversy with protestant ministers and the temporary accommodation of the converts in houses for the propagation of faith. Preparing all the members of the company for the controversies gave that company an intellectual dimension. a ladies company dealt more specifically with the management of the houses. In 1647 the firs branch was founded in Grenoble. The Paris Company having gradually become dormant in the 1650, the network develops from that Grenoble Company in the south-east of France as well as in Avignon and Savoie. These provincial companies were dominated by high-ranking clergymen, members of the parliaments and ladies of the nobility. These provincial companies also created houses for the propagation of faith where confinement was seldom voluntary. The notion of convincing the Protestants through the controversies and above all the missions had not been totally relinquished. Yet e in the time of Louis XIV th, these companies had primarily become efficient agents of a policy aimed at promoting such a restrictive interpretation of the edict of Nantes that it made it lose all significance. This study shows that long after the dissolution of the company of the blessed. Sacrament there existed a perfectly well-organized devout circle in France. But between these groups, which were no longer secret at all, and the monarchy, relationships from that time were untroubled.
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Catherine Martin. Les compagnies de la propagation de la foi, des origines à la révocation de l'édit de Nantes (1632-1685) : étude d'un réseau d'associations fondé en France au temps de Louis XIII pour lutter contre l'hérésie. Religions. Université Nancy 2, 1997. Français. ⟨NNT : 1997NAN21032⟩. ⟨tel-01776535⟩

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