Kindle Ebook Lourdes Body and Spirit in the Secular Age – doctorio.us
Free read ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ree í Ruth HarrisAints of FranceHarris ends "her book though with this "SENTENCE FOR DESPITE THE ATTEMPTS BY SOME TO ROMANTICIZE " For despite the attempts by some to romanticize others to politicize "book though with this sentence For despite the attempts by some to romanticize by others to politicize by still to medicalize throughout the history of Lourdes there has always remained one ixed point the essential image of a young poverty stricken and sickly girl kneeling in ecstasy in a muddy grotto Harris also puts Lourdes in the context of French political history and notes how pilgrimages increased after France s defeat in the Franco Prussian war of 1870 71 Now people came to the shrine not just to pray Rafaellos Mistress for themselves butor their nation as a whole number of sick people making the pilgrimage increased once the trains began to Lourdes The easier it was to make the journey the often people who were suffering physical pain de I did not give up on this though I was tempted now and then The narrative puts the happenings at Lourdes into the religious and political context of 19th century France and maybe that cast the net a bit wider than I had expected Sturdy and thorough yet it never crossed the threshold into an enjoyable read The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, for me An impressively thorough and unbiased work This is a very interesting reador someone like myself who grew up Catholic and is now simultaneously interested in Catholic history and French history Harris does a really great job presenting information in a non biased way and presenting all sides of the story. Visions of the Virgin Mary to his evolution into an important pilgrimage site Reprint. Role that women played both within and without the of the pilgrimage
Site Moreover Harris ProvidesMoreover Harris provides broader understanding as to the definition of cure as it was only in the 1880s that these became subject to medical verification She aptly points out that by allowing the existence of a Medical Examination Board the Church surrendered part of her power to scienceBernadette herself removed rather uickly Rascal from the Lourdes phenomenon as she left her home village in 1865 never to return Prior to the entrance into a convent at Nevers Bernadette had been separatedrom her village Another Day of Life for long stretches of time limited in the contact allowed with heramily She died young after an uneventful afterlife as a nun perfectly willing to speak about the apparitions if asked but never bringing them up herself It was in the interests of the Church to What Would You Like? focus the pilgrims upon the Virgin herself rather than the visionary and Bernadette contrary to the behaviors of others in similar positions that Harris describes seems to have been than content with that outcome Harris also contrasts theigure of Bernadette poor ignorant not French she and her vision spoke using a patois peculiar to the region with the bourgeois Therese Martin ie St Therese of Lisieux I did wonder why the igure of Joan of Arc also an uneducated French shepherdess never really why the igure of Joan of Arc also an uneducated French shepherdess never really up in the book These three girls are the great Uence of Lourdes on the Catholic Church and its Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, faithrom Bernadette Soubirous's 1858. Fascinating and well written Harris is an agnostic Jew interesting Friend Foe factoid Franz Werfel who wrote The Song of Bernadette was also Jewish and is a Fellow of New College Oxford Shelatly states that it is not possible to decide if Bernadette Soubirous actually saw the Virgin Mary at what became the pilgrimage center However she is drawn to the young girl and her experience particularly admiring the way in which the 14 year old uneducated Bernadette dealt with the aftermath of her apparitionsHarris takes the reader rom the initial visions in 1858 to the eve of World War I She examines the role of the Church hierarchy Imperial
AND REPUBLICAN FRANCE PEASANT PIETY AND PYRENEEAN TRADITIONS INRepublican France peasant piety and Pyreneean Traditions In Formation traditions in the ormation the shrine Harris does not gloss over the shameful tradition of anti Semitism that permeated 19th and 20th century French Catholicism along with "LEGITIMIST POLITICS BUT SHE DEMONSTRATES THAT THE UGLIER SIDE " politics But she demonstrates that the uglier side religion was subsumed at Lourdes into the experience of aiding the sick People united across social classes to erry the maladies Bouquet of Flowers in a Vase, by Van Gogh from the trains toeed them to bathe them to care Architecture and Utopia for their physical and spiritual needs Harris also examines the physical effects of suffering upon self definition She is especially interesting here as she tends to reject the late 19th century rational explanation of the cures as simply the power of suggestion There is also a substantial discussion of the. An in depth history of the world's mostamous healing shrine traces the dramatic infl.