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Guyon, Jeanne Marie
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(neé Bouvier de la Motte; Apr 13, 1648, Montargis, France – Jun 9, 1717, Blois, France). Both Guyon's writings and her way of life deepened the mystical doctrine concerning immersion in God, self-denial, and serenity (Mysticism: III). The formation of the mystical heritage under early modern conditions prepared the ground for a broad reception history that reached into the 19th century. Guyon reflected on the development of her life as a mystic and author beyond all preformed models in her autobiography La vie. Although Guyon maintained contact with many in rel…

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Albrecht, Ruth, “Guyon, Jeanne Marie”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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