Arnaud Wydler is a doctoral student at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. His research focuses on sacred and worldly dimensions of Catholic preaching in seventeenth-century France. He is currently completing a doctoral thesis on how Bourdaloue’s sermons were received by the court of Louis XIV. This study explores the influence of the audience’s expectations for the creation of religious rhetoric, as well as the private and public uses of sermons among the cultural elite. Arnauld joined the Executive Board of CAHSA in November 2018.

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