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Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint

Author: André Vauchez; Michael F Cusato
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st English edView all editions and formats
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Presents a portrait of the saint Francis of Assisi. This title explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings. It deals with the myriad texts -  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vauchez, André.
Francis of Assisi.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012742
(OCoLC)759174485
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: André Vauchez; Michael F Cusato
ISBN: 9780300184921 0300184921
OCLC Number: 813932680
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 398 pages) : maps
Contents: Biographical sketch, 1182-1226 --
Francesco di Bernardone --
Brother Francis: a layman in the Christianity of the early thirteenth century --
Death and transfiguration of Francis, 1226-1253 --
Becoming Saint Francis, 1226-1230 --
Second death of Francis, 1230-1253 --
Images and myths of Francis of Assisi: from the Middle Ages to today --
Medieval interpretations of Francis: thirteenth to fourteenth centuries --
Francis between history and myth: sixteenth to twentieth centuries --
Originality of Francis and his charism --
Writings of Francis --
Experience of God --
New relationship to scripture: the spirit of the letter --
Francis, nature, and the world --
Francis and the church: the charism within the institution --
Gospel in the world: a transformation of religious anthropology --
Cultural mediator of a new religious sensibility --
Francis, prophet for his time ... or for ours? --
Testament of Francis of Assisi, september 1226.
Other Titles: François d'Assise.
Responsibility: André Vauchez ; translated by Michael F. Cusato.

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