Using transnational and comparative captivity narrative studies as a theoretical framework, this article seeks to examine the use of typological hermeneutics and particularly Christic figuration in Jérôme Lalemant's narrative of the captivity of missionary Isaac Jogues in The Jesuit Relation(1648) and to compare it to the employment of typology in Mary Rowlandson's famous The Sovereignty and Goodness of GOD (1682). Special attention will be paid to the specific Biblical types chosen by both accounts as well as to the ways in which The Relation and The Sovereigntyreference the Scriptures. In addition, and drawing upon recent developments in both Rowlandson scholarship in general and readings of typology in the Rowlandson account in particular, this article also seeks to investigate the
cultural workaccomplished by Lalemant's distinct use of Christic figuration, namely, its role in the formation and articulation of a trans-Atlantic Catholic community.
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