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Dier richiama l'interesse di suor Jeanne des Anges frustrata superiora delle Orsoline la uale allo scopo di stabilire con lui un concreto rapporto gli offre il posto di direttore spirituale del proprio convento di clausura Dopo essere stata rifiutata da Grandier la madre superiora passa a uno stato di isterico furore che in breve trasmette anche alle consorelleIl canonico Mignon venuto a conosc. This book reuires much of the reader and makes no concession to popularity It speaks to a reader devoted to truth and careful analysis who holds the author and the reader to superlative standards I can't begin to claim to fully measure up to that standard but the reader for whom this book was written would scoff a criticism of the language or presentation as too demanding The abundance of data however obscure would be expected not criticised Huxley made a deep survey into the theology of the day of the trial He defined what that theology understood as the nature of soul He examines the evidence offered in the trial in light of that standard It is a very focused study Huxley avoided the historicist fallacy of criticizing the condemnation of Grandier based upon the values and knowledge of his day He could have drawn generalized conclusions but instead he takes the specific approach of condemning only the finding of this trial Huxley does make references to his ideas and values but they are not essential to his conclusion It's difficult to show sympathy for Grandier when he seduced and abandoned Philippe after getting her pregnant Its difficult to excuse Grandier's dereliction of trust after his friend Louis Trincant had placed his daugher under Grandier's care However Aldous examines the case for which Grandier was tried not his general character It's a master work of self control and restraint The Devils of Loudun is still an important book for out time The crushing of Grandier's legs and his burning alive show the unforgiving malevolence of which fundamentalists are capable when placed in power and have the freedom to use that power not for the public good but for their own personal privilege

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Enza delle strane perversioni delle monache d'accordo con alcuni influenti personaggi ostili a Grandier attribuisce il fenomeno a ossessione diabolica e ne incolpa il prete affidando le invasate suore agli esorcismi del fanatico padre BarréSadicamente torturato e condannato al rogo Urbain Grandier muore il 18 agosto 1634 rifiutando però sino all'ultimo di confessarsi reo di colpe non commesse. The Devils of Loudun This book left me speechless; contemplating days after I had finished it Huxley's insight into the theology of Christianity is whole in its entirety There is no stone left unturned in this gruesome account of alleged demonic possession which led to numerous botched exorcisms The incident Initially onset by townhood pranksters turned into political ammunition for taking down a Catholic priest who once considered himself the hierarchy of Loudun Through Urbain Grandier's lustful shortcomings he garners enemies for taking advantage not only the fine prioresses of the region; some of whom are daughters of important men in the clergy but also manipulating those apart and following the church in a didactic fashion Becoming a man of hypocrisy his enemies multiply until a cabal is formed in his honor; with the sole mission of destroying Urbain Through never ending trials and appeals enough 'subjective' evidence is garnered to sell the court on the 'fact' that Urbain is guilty of sorcery and was the reason why the Loudun nuns and the prioress were possessed Once found guilty he was forced to admit his guilt within the final minutes of his life He would not succumb to confess that he was a sorcerer yet he had confessed to his earlier crimes against the church Through painstaking torture Urbain continues to refuse to admit With this Labramont gets frustrated and manipulates the confession by saying that one who is possessed can not tell the truth and continues with the execution With Urbain burnt to a crisp on the stake the cabal seems relatively happy That is until a good majority involved became possessed themselves seemingly out the vengeful righteousness of godthe devilThroughout the book Huxley pivots from one persontopic to another depending on the point he is trying to bring to lite What I enjoyed most about his way of writing is that he will explain both sides of every story and continue to be loyal to the objective view at the same time Biases are heard throughout the book but not without its adjoining counterpoint I also enjoyed how in the end he was able to bring us back to the original thesis in regard to how our decisions play a larger role in our endless search for transcendence other than what we choose to project from our cherry picked beliefs I overall loved this book If you like Huxley 17th Century France or interested in the history of Catholicism or Theology I would highly recommend this book Mermaids yet he had confessed to his earlier crimes against the church Through painstaking torture Urbain continues to refuse to admit With this Labramont gets frustrated and manipulates the confession by saying that one who is possessed can not tell the truth and continues with the execution With Urbain burnt to a crisp on the stake the cabal seems relatively happy That is until a good majority involved became possessed themselves seemingly out the vengeful righteousness of godthe devilThroughout the book Huxley pivots from one persontopic to another depending on the point he is trying to bring to lite What I enjoyed most about his way of writing is that he will explain both sides of every story and continue to be loyal to the objective view at the same time Biases are heard throughout the book but not without its adjoining counterpoint I also enjoyed how in the end he was able to bring us back to the original thesis in regard to how our decisions play a larger role in our endless search for transcendence other than what we choose to project from our cherry picked beliefs I overall loved this book If Identity Politics Inside Out you like Huxley 17th Century France or interested in the history of Catholicism or Theology I would highly recommend this book

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Francia 1631 sotto il regno di Luigi XIII il cardinale Richelieu deciso a fiaccare definitivamente le velleità delle città di provincia ordina la demolizione delle mura di alcuni centri A Loudun il barone de Laubardemont che deve eseguire tale ordine trova un oppositore in Urbain Grandier un prete che pur manifestando una sincera religiosità conduce una licenziosa vita privataLa fama di Gran. Oliver Sacks mentions this work in his book Hallucinations for its depiction of groups experiencing mass delusions I do not know if Arthur Miller read this when working on his play The Crucible but I wouldn’t be surprised