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François Fénelon
b. August 6, 1651 – d. January 7, 1715 • Author • Bishop • Poet • Roman catholic • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe (1651–1715), Abp. of Cambrai. He was born in Périgord, of an ancient and distinguished, but impoverished, family. He studied at *St-Sulpice, was ordained c. 1675, and served in the parish. In 1678 he became superior of the Nouvelles Catholiques, an institution
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe(1651–1715). The French archbishop, theologian, and man of letters François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon held liberal views on politics and education that put him at odds with church and state. Nevertheless, his pedagogical concepts and literary works exerted
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe
Fénelon (François de Salignac de la Mothe) (1651–1715).—French divine and author, born at Perigord, received holy orders in 1675. In 1685, after the revocation of the edict of Nantes, he was sent as missionary among the Protestants of Saintonge and Poitou. In 1689, he was appointed by Louis XIV. preceptor
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe
Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe (1651–1715). Catholic mystic and archbishop of Cambrai, France. Of a family of the high French nobility that had been reduced to poverty, F. first studied in Cahors and then in Paris, where he was ordained as presbyter in 1675 and served as pastor. In 1678 he
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Fénelon, François
Fénelon, François (1651–1715)A French Roman Catholic cleric, theologian, and royal tutor who achieved the rank of archbishop of Cambrai, François de Saignac de la Mothe Fénelon became an admirer of the work of Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte, or Madame Guyon, who taught quietism, which emphasized passive
Who’s Who in Christian History
Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe
Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe (1651–1715)French preacher and writer; Archbishop of Cambrai, 1695–1715Educated at the seminary of St. Sulpice in Paris, François Fénelon was ordained to the priesthood in 1675. From 1678 to 1689 Fénelon supervised the Catholiques Nouvelles, a house for Protestant