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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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Charles Dickens, English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era.

Mark Twain, American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for…. Liana rated it it was ok Aug 19, Even though Chateaubriand’s thoughts about women are really old minded for example, but the genius remains Chateaubriand himself.

A full English translation is also online: Sarah marked it as to-read Sep 14, I agree that religion is natural, and books like The Evolution of God give that theory scientific support. The book emerged chateaubriahd Chateaubriand’s attempt to understand the causes of the French Revolutionwhich had led to the deaths of many of his friends and family members.

Numerous editions in French are also online.


Inna marked it as to-read Oct 09, Within five years, he had quarrelled with the author and sent him into internal exile. Although chateaubroand a few of his works are still read,…. Please try again later.

Dan-Constantin Gitman rated it really liked it Aug 30, The color of the waters resembled that of liquid glass. It chatraubriand to me that religion is basically something natural to human beings. Religious teaching did not help to diagnose or effectively treat the mental illnesses that have caused so much pain and suffering in my family.

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The Spirit and Beauty of the Christian Religion. In fact, it might be said its greatest impact chrisrianity on art and literature: At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Amanda marked it as to-read Jun 24, Eric Joan Alexander rated it liked it Jun 20, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

As you may know, I read mostly 19th century authors, in French, and The Genius of Christianity is several times mentioned by them. In fact, it might be said its greatest impact was on art and literature: Some pages are absolutely beautiful and inspiring.


To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Together with the related story Les Natchezwhich went unpublished untilthese books continued to bring fame to Chateaubriand throughout his life. Jonathan Andreasen rated it it was amazing Nov 17, You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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 with happiness and peace!

The Genius of Christianity

No noise was heard, save the dashing of the prow through the billows, while chatsaubriand of fire ran with a white foam along the sides of the vessel. Charles Ignatius White Translator.

Trivia About The Genius of Chr A woman in the village came to the old man because she had termites and wanted to get rid of them.