A Rule for Children and Other Writings (The Other Voice in by Jacqueline Pascal

By Jacqueline Pascal

Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) used to be the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She used to be additionally a prolific author who argued for the religious rights of ladies and the appropriate of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and relatives authority.This ebook provides decisions from the entire of Pascal's occupation as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of girls, A Rule for kids, which drew on her stories as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched each one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his girl disciples should still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation via church experts, during which she defended the debatable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which offered Pascal's belief of the perfect nun; and a variety of letters supplying lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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Her letter of June 23, 1661, on the crisis of the signature and the transcript of her interrogation by church authorities in 1661 became literary monuments to the Jansenist defense of conscience. Her own untimely death seemed to seal in blood the plea for women’s religious and cultural rights that she had crafted in her works on the dowry, on education, and on the limits of ecclesiastical and political authority. N O T E O N T H E T R A N S L AT I O N In this translation of the works of Jacqueline Pascal I have attempted to privilege accuracy and clarity.

The PortRoyal nuns were singled out for signature. The vicars, however, softened the formulary by their introductory pastoral instruction (mandement), which explicitly recognized the validity of the droit/fait distinction in interpreting the condemnation of Jansenius. Although Antoine Arnauld had urged the nuns to sign this irenic document, Jacqueline Pascal refused. In her letter of June 23, 1661, Soeur Jacqueline insisted that signing would be duplicitous, seeming to assent to a condemnation she knew to be wrong.

Les pédagogues de Port-Royal: Saint-Cyran, De Saci, Lancelot, Guyot, Coustel, Le Maître, Nicole, Arnauld, etc. Jacqueline Pascal; Histoire des petites écoles, notices; extraits et analyses avec des notes. Paris: C. Delagrave, 1887. Delforge, Frédéric. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no. 31 (1982): 107–19. ———. Les petites écoles de Port-Royal: 1637–1660. Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1985. Delplanque, Albert. Les femmes de Port-Royal. 2 vols. Paris: P. Lethielleux, 1912, 1921. Descamps, Geneviève. ” Chroniques de Port-Royal, no.

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