Therésè of Lisieux

Monica Furlong

Book - 1987

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Series
Virago Pantheon pioneers.
Subjects
Published
New York : Pantheon Books c1987.
Language
English
Physical Description
viii, 144 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
Bibliography: p. [136]-137.
ISBN
0394537068
Main Author
Monica Furlong (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

One of a series that reexamines significant women's lives through a feminist lens, this biography gently challenges Therese's traditional image, suggesting that beneath her apparent submissiveness and fatal battle with tuberculosis lay a capacity for subtle but effective manipulation, the only outlet for power available to her as a woman and a Carmelite nun in the French Catholic world of the late 19th century. Despite her sophistication, Furlong clearly feels deep empathy for her subject and profound respect for Therese's contributions as spokeswoman for the ``Little Way'' to God. A captivating, accessible book. EC Copyright 1987 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) is one of the most popular and beloved of the saints of modern times. The patron saint of Mission and one of three women Doctors of the Church, her 'little way' has influenced millions and is perhaps the most admired of all spiritual paths.