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TWO Protospirituals

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IF FRANCISCAN LIFE WAS CHANGING, Franciscans had to decide how they should react to that change. Historians often paint the picture of an order torn between two alternatives. Most friars chose to embrace the changes and accept the inevitable compromise of Franciscan poverty necessitated by them, but a small group of brothers (whom scholars have labeled “spiritual Franciscans”) protested against increasing laxity and  Read more...
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ISBN: 9780271021287 9780271023762 0271023767
Publication:Burr, David; The Spiritual Franciscans : From Protest to Persecution in the Century After Saint Francis; 11; University Park, Pennsylvania : Penn State University Press, 2015
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 8637933713
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IF FRANCISCAN LIFE WAS CHANGING, Franciscans had to decide how they should react to that change. Historians often paint the picture of an order torn between two alternatives. Most friars chose to embrace the changes and accept the inevitable compromise of Franciscan poverty necessitated by them, but a small group of brothers (whom scholars have labeled “spiritual Franciscans”) protested against increasing laxity and insisted on observance of the rule as Francis intended that it be observed, even if that meant rejecting the worldly involvement wished on the order by secular and ecclesiastical leaders. This view is hardly the invention of

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