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Life Of St Francis Of Assisi

Author : Paul Sabatier
ISBN : 9781602064027
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"First published in 1894, with the first English-language edition appearing in 1906, this was the first modern biography of Saint Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century Roman Catholic monk and founder of the Order of Friars Minor, known as the Franciscans. A bestseller in its time, and ultimately translated into 55 languages, this lovely workby French clergyman, historian, and theologian PAUL SABATIER (18581928)tells the story of the monks life in clear, sympathetic language, from his youth and conversion to his suffering of stigmata in later years, with a special emphasis on his kind heart and the love of nature and animals that has made him beloved to Christians. Readers of history, biography, and religious literature will enjoy this lovely book."

Legacy Of Vatican Ii The

Author : Massimo Faggioli
ISBN : 9780809149223
Genre : Religion
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A unique scholarly contribution, this book celebrates and studies the legacy of the Second Vatican Council by offering the contributions of twelve outstanding international scholars.

Francis And Clare

Author : Saint Francis (of Assisi)
ISBN : 0809124467
Genre : Religion
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Francis (c. 1182-1226) and Clare (c. 1193-1254) together shaped the spirituality of early 13th-century Europe. Here for the first time in English are their complete writings, brought together in one volume.

St Francis Of Assisi

Author : G. K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9780486121215
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This accessible spiritual biography by a phenomenally popular author chronicles the beloved saint's calling, order, and influence. Its charm and wit will appeal to even the most secular-minded readers.

Francis Of Assisi

Author : Augustine Thompson
ISBN : 0801450705
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly the teachings and example of Christ. During his lifetime and after his death, followers collected, for their own purposes, numerous stories, anecdotes, and reports about Francis. As a result, the man himself and his own concerns became lost in legend. In this authoritative and engaging new biography, Augustine Thompson, O.P., sifts through the surviving evidence for the life of Francis using modern historical methods. The result is a complex yet sympathetic portrait of the man and the saint. Francis emerges from this account as very much a typical thirteenth-century Italian layman, but one who, when faced with unexpected crises in his personal life, made decisions so radical that they challenge his own society-and ours. Unlike the saint of legend, this Francis never had a unique divine inspiration to provide him with rules for following the teachings of Jesus. Rather, he spent his life reacting to unexpected challenges, before which he often found himself unprepared and uncertain. The Francis who emerges here is both more complex and more conflicted than that of older biographies. His famed devotion to poverty is found to be more nuanced than expected, perhaps not even his principal spiritual concern. Thompson revisits events small and large in Francis's life, including his troubled relations with his father, his contacts with Clare of Assisi, his encounter with the Muslim sultan, and his receiving the Stigmata, to uncover the man behind the legends and popular images. A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts-a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis. Taken together, the narrative and the survey of the sources provide a much-needed fresh perspective on this iconic figure. "As I have worked on this biography," Thompson writes, "my respect for Francis and his vision has increased, and I hope that this book will speak to modern people, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis I have come to know will have something to say to them today."

Francis And Clare

Author : Jon M. Sweeney
ISBN : 9781612614564
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This joint biography illuminates the lives of Francis and Clare and their way of life. It shows how they were bound together by devotion to God as well as the violent objections of their families to religious life. It explores a variety of issues they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will learn how Clare’s spirituality influenced that of other prominent women, how Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis’s body was secretly buried after his death.

Francis Of Assisi And His World

Author : Mark Galli
ISBN : 0830823549
Genre : Religion
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Francis of Assisi is one of the world's most beloved and popular religious figures--and also one of the most misrepresented. Such is the assertion of Mark Galli, who in this IVP Histories volume strips away the modern gloss in order to discover the real man in his real physical, political, and social context. Writing with lively and engaging style, Galli traces the fascinating adventure of Francis's life, from his hedonistic youth to his emergence as a Christian leader of outstanding influence and passion. The saint revealed here is not the bland, romanticized free spirit of popular misconception, but a complex and contentious man who combined an irradiated mysticism with a very practical Christian commitment and, above all, sought to glorify God as Creator. Francis of Assisi and His World is a "must-read," both for the inspiring story it tells and for the beauty of its art and illustration.

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