Marie Durand (1711–1776), French Protestant prisoner and letter writer: A recovery of her thought

Campbell Markham

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Abstract

This thesis re-examines the life and thought of Marie Durand (1711–1776), a French Protestant woman imprisoned for her faith in the Tour de Constance for thirty-eight years under the prohibitions of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (1685). Although Durand has often been aligned with Enlightenment values, a first English translation and analysis of Durand’s forty-eight extant letters demonstrate her commitment to her Huguenot religious heritage, her theocentric conception of freedom of conscience, and a notable contribution to the practical theological subjects of suffering, charity, and civil governance.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Gibbard, Paul, Supervisor
  • Essary, Kirk, Supervisor
  • Kinder, John, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date19 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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