Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (13 April 1648 – 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing a book on the topic, A Short and Easy Method of Prayer.
Read more about Jeanne Guyon: Early Life and Marriage, Life After Marriage, Mysticism, Grace Vs. Works, Death and Influence, Supplement To The Life of Madame Guyon, Prison Autobiography
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“May we not assure ourselves that whatever womans thought and study shall embrace will thereby receive a new inspiration, that she will save science from materialism, and art from a gross realism; that the eternal womanly shall lead upward and onward?”
—Louisa Parsons Hopkins, U.S. scientist and author. As quoted in The Fair Women, ch. 16, by Jeanne Madeline Weimann (1981)