L'ontologie de la joie dans les romans de Bernanos

Abstract : After an analysis of the relationship between joy and being and of the different modes of expression suited to mean a quality of soul more than an emotion or a sentiment, the thesis proposes to make a study of the mysteries of joy which enveils three most interesting characters on that account. The first three chapters are devoted to the trials endured by the parish priest of Ambricourt, the abbey Donissan, and Chantal de Clergerie. Those trials are the condition on which may be obtained the union of the soul with the royal betrothed. They are necessary for the birth of joy, sign of victory over the negative powers. The second part looks into the radical evil which is the utter denial of infinite good; no longer may subordinate to the secret of the being, Mr Ouine only know the delusion of joy. in Mr Ouine, a crime, a bad dream which brings the experience of emptiness and vice, dereliction becomes the usual condition of the characters who no longer recognize themselves again as participating in the being, cause and origin of joy. We have to meet Chantal -the third part is wholly devoted to her-who chose the way of spiritual child horde to understand that it is only in self-immolation and in the triumph of martyrdom that the fullness of being may flower-heavenly joy opposed to hellish joy and complementary to healing joy. joy is sign of love, grace of purification.
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Claire Lefouin. L'ontologie de la joie dans les romans de Bernanos. Philosophie. Université Nancy 2, 1990. Français. ⟨NNT : 1990NAN21007⟩. ⟨tel-01776811⟩

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