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L’expérience de la grâce entre langage et silence intérieurs : théologie, neurosciences et littérature (p. 621-633)

Abstract : Is there a spiritual inner speech? How is it structured? Jill Bolte Taylor, a famous neurobiologist, had a stroke which produced global aphasia in 1996. She finally recovered and published her story during the eight years of recovery. When inner speech disappeared, she experienced a state of grace, which she describes in the same ways as Bossuet and Fénelon describe encounters with God in the silence of inner speech, during the 17th century. However, literary representations of spiritual inner speech, during the 20th century, come in many stylistic forms, from short sentences to long sentences or no sentences at all. The trend towards minimalism and simplicity is dominant. The Vygotski-Egger hypothesis of a condensed inner speech is not realistic for ordinary inner speech, but it seems to be relevant for spiritual inner speech.
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Stéphanie Smadja. L’expérience de la grâce entre langage et silence intérieurs : théologie, neurosciences et littérature (p. 621-633). Rivista di storia e letteratura religiosa, L. S. Olschki, 2019, Parole intérieure et spiritualité. ⟨hal-03740887⟩

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