Islamochristiana 36, 117-137
“This admission of the ‘Christian re-born’ that was then Louis Massignon says quite how decisive were, in his conversion of 1908, the crossed intercessions of Huysmans, Ḥallâj and de Foucauld, at the same time as the redemptive substitution of Jesus on the cross and the loving presence of Mary, the Virgin of the fiat, to whom he would soon join, in his spiritual meditation, the strange destiny of Fâṭima bint Muḥammad.”
“Cet aveu du ‘re-né chrétien’ qu’était alors Louis Massignon dit assez combien furent décisives, en sa conversion de 1908, les intercessions croisées de Huysmans, de Ḥallâj et de de Foucauld, en même temps que la substitution rédemptrice de Jésus sur la croix et la présence aimante de Marie, la Vierge du fiat, à laquelle il allait bientôt joindre, en sa méditation spirituelle, l’étrange destin de Fâṭima bint Muḥammad.”
PISAI from Tunis to Rome 1964-2014
Lecture given at the Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome, 22 January 2015.
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