A quite remarkable study of seventeenth-century spirituality in France was published in 1999. Yves Krumenacker’s L’école française de spiritualité: Des mystiques, des fondateurs, des courants et leurs interprètes examines the French or Bérullian School of Spirituality and, for our purposes, situates John Baptist de La Salle within the context of this “age of spiritual grandeur.” Unfortunately, Krumenacker’s work still remains relatively unknown to English-speaking audiences; hopefully its 660-pages will someday be translated into English. However, we are pleased with this book to make a small portion – and this mainly concerned with De La Salle – available for scholarly consideration.
De La Salle; Lasallian Spirituality; French or Berullian School of Spirituality
About the Author
Yves Krumenacker is a French historian. He mainly studies the religious history of modern France, especially the spirituality of the seventeenth century and Protestantism. He has worked at the Université Jean-Moulin – Lyon III and as a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France.