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Perfect FoolsFolly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality$
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John Saward

Print publication date: 1980

Print ISBN-13: 9780192132307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.001.0001

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The School of Père Lallemant

The School of Père Lallemant

(p.104) 7 The School of Père Lallemant
Perfect Fools

John Saward

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins with a description of St. Ignatius of Loyola, who is a cavalier for Christ's sake, one who renounced the armed service of an earthly monarch for ‘service through love’ of the Kingdom of Christ. It then turns to the spiritual doctrine of Père Lallemant.

Keywords:   holy folly, holy fools, Jesuits, St. Ignatius of Loyola

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