Lourdes: Body And Spirit in the Secular Age

by Ruth Harris

Penguin Books Ltd | September 4, 2008 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the 'miracle' town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the ‘visions’ of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country’s development.

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Published: September 4, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014188990X

ISBN - 13: 9780141889900

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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Lourdes: Body And Spirit in the Secular Age

Lourdes: Body And Spirit in the Secular Age

by Ruth Harris

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 4, 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014188990X

ISBN - 13: 9780141889900

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Lourdes was at the very centre of nineteenth century debates on religion, science and medicine. Both the Church and secularists championed the 'miracle' town as crucial in shaping how society should think about the mind, body and spirit. Since the ‘visions’ of Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 transformed the quiet Pyrenean town into an international tourist and pilgrimage destination, it has been a site for controversy. In her well-crafted and carefully researched book, Harris deftly places Lourdes and its attendant spiritual movement firmly at the centre of French history and shows its significance in the country’s development.
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