Motte-Guyon, Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la (1648-1717)

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Madame Guyon (Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon) (b. 18 April 1648, d. 9 June 1717) was a French mystic, who preached and practiced semi-quietism, and by her writings exerted influence in Germany on Tersteegen, Gottfried Arnold, the Moravian Brethren, and also on pietistically inclined Mennonite circles. Her most read books were Leben heiliger Seelen and Heilige Liebe Gottes mit Sinnbildern. The latter, published in 1717, translated from the French by Tersteegen and published in 1751 at Mühlheim a.d. Ruhr, was reprinted in 1828 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Friedmann, Robert. Mennonite Piety Through the Centuries: its Genius and its Literature. Goshen, IN: Mennonite Historical Society, 1949. Reprinted Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1976: 214 f., 218.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 213.

Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1956

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Neff, Christian. "Motte-Guyon, Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la (1648-1717)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 23 Apr 2018.,_Jeanne-Marie_Bouvier_de_la_(1648-1717)&oldid=95917.

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Neff, Christian. (1956). Motte-Guyon, Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la (1648-1717). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 23 April 2018, from,_Jeanne-Marie_Bouvier_de_la_(1648-1717)&oldid=95917.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 613. All rights reserved.

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