The Seeking Heart (Library of Spiritual Classics) Paperback – June 1, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ (Library of Spiritual Classics, Volume 2) by Jeanne Guyon Paperback $ Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ (Library of Spiritual Classics,. The Seeking Heart book. Read 19 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The name Fenelon has stood for spiritual depth and insight for Have you got a seeking heart? "You need to learn to separate yourself from unnecessary and restless thought which grow out of self-love.
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The name Fenelon has stood for spiritual depth and insight for years. Seeking Christians throughout the years have turned again and again to his writings. One of my friends, whose spiritual life I respect, told me that Francois Fenelon's The Seeking Heart changed his life. I had never heard of. he wrote to the Marquis de Fenelon, .. Fenelon reports the people in a state o f heart . seek it, but, half- unthinkingly, we smooth away obstacles, and show.
Like nothing I have ever read.
Nov 24, Ronald K. He is one of the most inspiring and informative Christian teachers I have ever read. Aug 05, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Fenelon's letters are a beloved devotional book that I continue to return to again and again and again Dec 27, Wendy C rated it it was amazing Definitely a read and re-read and then read again.
Wisdom that speaks to the heart in understandable humanly tangible ways.
A book that one should have and return to again and again. This unleashed two years of pamphlet warfare as the two sides traded opinions.
With this, the Quietist matter was dropped. However, that same year, The Adventures of Telemachus was published.
This book also enraged Louis XIV, for it appeared to question his regime's very foundations. He preached in his cathedral on festival days, and took an especial interest in seminary training and in examining candidates for the priesthood prior to their ordination.
During the War of the Spanish Succession , Spanish troops encamped in his archdiocese an area France had only recently captured from Spain , but they never interfered with the exercise of his archiepiscopal duties. Humanity was a single society and all wars within it the greatest evil, for he argued that one's obligation to mankind as a whole was always greater than what was owed to one's particular country.
The impetus was the publication of the Cas de Conscience, which revived the old Jansenist distinction between questions of law and questions of fact, and argued that though the church had the right to condemn certain opinions as heretical, it did not have the right to oblige one to believe that these opinions were actually contained in Cornelius Jansen 's Augustinus.
His writings contributed to the tide of scholarly opinion which led to Pope Clement XI 's bull Unigenitus , condemning Quesnel's opinions. Shortly before his death, he asked Louis XIV to replace him with a man opposed to Jansenism and loyal to the Sulpician order.
He died on 7 January Have you acquainted yourself with the moral obligations of Kings? Have you sought means of bringing comfort to the people?
The Seeking Heart reads like a collection of excerpts from his correspondence. The short selections, some as short as a couple of paragraphs, none longer than two pages, admonish the reader to trust God, endure suffering, and pray earnestly. Although no context for the selections is given in the Seed Sowers Library of Classics edition, one can often easily discern hints of the back stories of these letters.
Here are some typical examples of the first lines: "I am truly sorry about all your troubles. Nothing of the lessons is lost by the omission of personal details.
The Seeking Heart is bits and pieces, without a continuous narrative or development. Each short selection can be read independently. However, Fenelon returns to several themes throughout.Here are some typical examples of the first lines: "I am truly sorry about all your troubles.
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During the War of the Spanish Succession , Spanish troops encamped in his archdiocese an area France had only recently captured from Spain , but they never interfered with the exercise of his archiepiscopal duties. Be patient with people--wait for God to work with them as he wills.
Taking biblical precepts, Fenelon's words will comfort the most aching,fearful,quivering heart and replace those destructive emotions and thoughts with hope,love,and the healing hand of our Lord. As a family is to the nation, so is the nation to the universal commonweal; wherefore it is infinitely more harmful for nation to wrong nation, than for family to wrong family.
I'm grateful you had some in stock. Have you sought means of bringing comfort to the people?
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