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Mathieu Laine: "Pascal, his sister Jacqueline and hope as freedom"

2023-03-20T15:21:01.461Z


TRIBUNE – The novelist Christine Orban gives back her full legitimacy to Jacqueline, the sister of the philosopher Blaise Pascal, in Soumise (Albin Michel). Through this portrait, it is Christianity that carries a double promise of joy and freedom, sums up the entrepreneur and professor...


Christianity carries a double promise of joy and freedom.

If there is a thinker associated in our minds with this emancipatory dimension, it is Blaise Pascal.

He embodies it as much as he exposes it in the eighteenth letter of the

Provincials

: man thus reshaped by grace finds

"his greatest joy in the God who charms him, he goes there infallibly on his own. even by a completely free, completely voluntary, completely loving movement

.

In the could not be brighter shadow of these words hides a woman, her sister Jacqueline, to whom the novelist Christine Orban restores her full and legitimate light in

Soumise

(Albin Michel).

After three years of supplemented research, when information was lacking, by the probabilistic imagination authorized by fiction, Christine Orban marvelously manages to give substance to a "Cornelian" heroine with an exciting destiny.

“Born a woman in a century made for men, dominated by men”

, Jacqueline was us, until this chiseled book offering her…

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Source: lefigaro

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