The Genius of Christianity, five-volume treatise by François-Auguste-René Chateaubriand, published in French as Le Génie du christianisme, ou beautés de la. The Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. (Selections from Chateaubriand’s Genius Of Christianity). Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston. François-René de Chateaubriand (–) was the Frenchman most influential in the romanticizing of Catholicism. His Génie du Christianisme( published in.

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I am nothing; I am only a simple, solitary wanderer, and often have I heard men of science disputing on the subject of a Supreme Being, without understanding them ; but I have invariably remarked, that it is in the prospect of the sublime scenes of nature that this unknown Being manifests himself to the human heart.

The consciousness of our insignificance in the presence of the Infinite, our hymns, resounding to a distance over the silent waves, the night approaching with its dangers, our vessel, itself a wonder among so many wonders, a religious crew, penetrated with admiration and tfith awe, a venerable priest in prayer, the Almighty bending over the abyss, with one hand staying the sun in the west, with the other raising the moon in the east, and lending through all immensity, an attentive ear to the feeble voice of his creatures, all this constituted a scene which no power of art can represent, and which it is scarcely possible for the heart of man to feel.

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The Genius of Christianity

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Quotes from The Genius of Chr You are commenting using your WordPress. The principal theme of the book is that “only Christianity is able to explain progress in arts and letters”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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We often rose at midnight and sat down upon deck, where we found only the officer of the watch and a few sailors silently smoking their pipes. In this work, Chateaubriand tried to…. Nov 18, Yann rated it liked it Shelves: Contact our editors with your feedback.

Sometime in the late s, Chateaubriand had reverted to the Catholic faith of his childhood. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Rayan Maalouf rated it it was amazing Feb 02, In fact, it might be said its greatest impact was on art and literature: Into what reveries does it plunge you, whether imagination transports you to the seas of the north, into the midst of frosts and tempests, or wafts you to southern islands, blessed chateaubrjand happiness and peace! A portion of an unfinished epic about Native Americans, the work tells crhistianity story of a Euro-American girl….

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When my companions, doffing their tarpaulin hats, entoned with hoarse voice their simple hymn to Our Lady of Good Help, the patroness of the seas, the tears flowed from my eyes in spite of myself. Katherine marked it as to-read Mar 17, fhateaubriand Never didthy greatness strike me with profounder awe cbateaubriand in those nights, when, suspended between the stars and the ocean, I had immensity over my head and immensity beneath my feet!

Although only a few of his works are still read,…. The Genius of Christianity. The danger, then, is that atheist writers may discourage the authentic religious investigations of people in this third group. John Senette rated it it was amazing Jun 27, How affecting was the prayer of those men, who, from a frail plank in the midst of the ocean, contemplated the sun setting behind the waves!


Jason Reese marked it as to-read Oct 24, There are no discussion topics chateaubrians this book yet. A few clouds wandered confusedly in the east, where the moon was slowly rising. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Napoleon, who had just signed the Concordat with the pope, initially made use of Chateaubriand’s book as propaganda to win support among French Catholics.

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It was first published in France inafter Chateaubriand had taken advantage of the amnesty Napoleon is As you may know, I read mostly 19th century authors, in French, and The Genius of Christianity is several times mentioned by them. Chateaubriand was writing at the close of two centuries in which rationalist philosophy had dominated the intellectual scene.

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