Les opinions de M. Jérôme Coignard

Recueillies par Jacques Tournebroche

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Author: Anatole France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault)
Language: French
Wordcount: 46,656 / 158 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 574
Added to site: 2006.09.11
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meilleur est de s'en tenir aux illusions émoussées.

Il est certain du moins que M. l'abbé Coignard, en admettant les principes chrétiens et catholiques, ne s'interdit pas d'en tirer des conclusions très originales. Sur les racines de l'orthodoxie, son âme luxuriante fleurit singulièrement en épicurisme et en humilité. Je l'ai déjà dit: il s'efforça toujours de chasser ces fantômes de la nuit, ces vaines terreurs, ou, comme il les appelait, ces diableries gothiques, qui font de la vie pieuse d'un simple bourgeois une espèce de sabbat mesquin et journalier. Des théologiens l'ont, de nos jours, accusé de porter l'espérance à l'excès, et jusqu'au dérèglement. Je retrouve ce reproche sous la plume d'un éminent philosophe[1]. Je ne sais si vraiment M. Coignard se reposait avec une confiance exagérée sur la bonté divine. Mais il est certai

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