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St. Francis and the foolishness of God

Author: Marie Dennis
Publisher: Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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For everyone who has been touched by the story of St. Francis, this book will deepen that understanding and provide a new perspective on his enduring legacy. Retelling his story, along with social and theological reflections for today, the authors--both Catholic and Protestant--present a new picture of the ever-popular saint. Francis' way speaks loudly to those who long to do something about inequality and poverty,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Meditations
Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; Francis, of Assisi Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie Dennis
ISBN: 9781626981089 1626981086
OCLC Number: 898717078
Description: xxvi, 214 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The conversion of Francis: encounter with the marginalized --
Francis and relinquishment: ongoing conversion --
Franics and community: living "as if" --
Francis and transforming friendship: loving with open hands --
Francis and nonviolence: "a force more powerful" --
St. Francis and the sultan: Dialogue across boundaries --
Francis and suffering: dialogue with the crucified and risen one --
Francis and contemplation: dialogue with the spirit --
Francis and creation: dialogue with the source of all being --
Epilogue: Francis and the foolishness of God: biblical foundations for the fool of God --
Appendix: A reflection on the canticle of creation: God and all things.
Responsibility: Marie Dennis, Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Joseph Nangle, O.F.M., Stuart Taylor.

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For everyone who has been touched by the story of St. Francis, this book will deepen that understanding and provide a new perspective on his enduring legacy. Retelling his story, along with social and theological reflections for today, the authors--both Catholic and Protestant--present a new picture of the ever-popular saint. Francis' way speaks loudly to those who long to do something about inequality and poverty, about consumerism and spiritual emptiness. For this revised edition, the authors have taken special inspiration from the example and witness of Pope Francis, who has demonstrated the enduring challenge of St. Francis--especially in responding to poverty, the cause of peace, interreligious dialogue, and the urgent challenge of ecology. (Back cover).

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This truly wonderful book introduces you anew to the person of Francis - the 'truly catholic' and always contemporary saint." -- Richard Rohr

 
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