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Le Fort, Gertrud, Baroness von
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(Oct 11, 1876, Minden, Westphalia – Nov 1, 1971, Oberstdorf) was a prominent representative of the literary Renouveau catholique (“Catholic Revival”). Her poetic oeuvre envisages the divine order of the world as being configured under the sway of love for Christ and his cross, and expresses the hope for a renewal of Christian-Western humanity. Le Fort was a student of E. Troeltsch, whose “doctrine of faith” she published posthumously in 1925. She converted to Catholicism in Rome in 1926, a step already hinted at in her Hymnen an die Kirche (1924; ET: Hymns to the Church, 1…

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Hildmann, Philipp W., “Le Fort, Gertrud, Baroness von”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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