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(French fenlɔ̃)
(Biography) François de Salignac de La Mothe (frɑ̃swa də saliɲak də la mɔt). 1651–1715, French theologian and writer; author of Maximes des saints (1697), a defence of quietism, and Les aventures de Télémaque (1699), which was construed as criticizing the government of Louis XIV



François de Salignac de La Mothe (ˈmɔt) 1651–1715, French theologian and writer.
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Thoughts on the Deeper Christian Life from the Classic Writings of Madame Guyon, Francois Fenelon, and Michael Molinos
Such was the case at the end of the seventeenth century when Francois Fenelon wrote his didactic Les Aventures de Telemaque (1699).
As the 18th-century French spiritual master Francois Fenelon once prayed, "Lord, we know not what we ought to ask of you.