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St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment

Author: Roger D Sorrell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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The author argues that only by seeing St Francis in terms of the Western traditions in which he arose can we appreciate his true originality and the relevance of his thought to modern environmental  Read more...

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Named Person: Francis, of Assisi Saint; François <d'Assise, saint,; François, d'Assise saint; Francisco de Asís, Santo.; Franz, von Assisi Heiliger; Franz (von Assisi)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Sorrell
ISBN: 0195053222 9780195053227
OCLC Number: 12081997
Description: viii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Myth of the Medieval View of Nature --
The Ascetic Tradition and the Early Franciscan Outlook --
Traditional Elements in Francis' Interpretation of Creation --
Francis' Transcendence of Tradition and Its First Major Impact on His Attitude Toward Creation: The Sermon to the Birds --
Francis' Special Regard for Creation --
Tradition and Its Impact on the Canticle --
The Controversy over the Canticle's Meaning --
The Canticle: Francis' Ideal Vision of Creation --
Francis: Reality and Legacy --
Francis and Catharism --
Analysis of the Early Franciscan Sources --
The Sermon to the Birds in the Early Sources.
Other Titles: Saint Francis of Assisi and nature.
Responsibility: Roger D. Sorrell.
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