BOSSUET, JACQUES BENIGNEElevations a Dieu sur tous les mysteres de la religion chretienne. Ouvrage postume. 2 parts in one volume.Paris, Jean Mariette, 1727.
(44), 304 (8), 343 (14) pp. Leather with decorated spine + marbled text block. 12°. *top spine slightly damaged, front board partly rubbed, library sticker on spine, paper here and there slightly foxed, otherwise in good condition*
Contains 25 semaines (weeks)
Jacques-Bénigne Lignel Bossuet (27 september 1627 -12 april 1704) was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other addresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist.
Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, Bossuet was a strong advocate of political absolutism and the divine right of kings. He argued that government was divinely ordained and that kings received sovereign power from God. He was also an important courtier and politician.
His work Discours sur l'histoire universelle (Discourse on Universal History 1681) is regarded by many Catholics as an actualization or new version of the City of God of St. Augustine of Hippo.