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The Franciscans in the Middle Ages

Author: Michael J P Robson
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2006.
Series: Monastic orders.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Enjoying close relations with the popes, Franciscans were ideal instruments for the propagation of the reforms of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215; they were part of the landscape of medieval life, and their influence was felt throughout society, in both the lay and the secular spheres; Franciscans were prominent in the fields of theology, philosophy and science." "Intended for both the general and more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J P Robson
ISBN: 1843832216 9781843832218
OCLC Number: 65469754
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Chronology --
Glossary of terms --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
SECTION ONE: THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY: St. Francis's vocation to live and proclaim the Gospel --
The initial expansion of the order --
The poor followers of St. Francis --
The friars' ministry of preaching --
Preparation for the Apostolate --
Friars and the Papacy --
St. Bonaventure --
The order's role in the Church --
SECTION TWO: THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY: The mission to China --
The growing clamour for reform --
The crisis under Pope John XXII --
The friars and their neighbours --
Giovanni Boccaccio, satire and the friars --
The friars' churches --
Communities of the Friars Minor Conventual --
The emergence of the Observant reform in Umbria --
SECTION THREE: THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY: The preaching of St. Bernardine of Siena --
Toward division, 1400-1446 --
Observants and Conventuals, 1420-1456 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Monastic orders.
Responsibility: Michael Robson.
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