The Little Flowers Of Saint Francis Of Assisi

Author: Franz (von Assisi, Heiliger)
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Hermann Hesse

Author: Joseph Mileck
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520027565
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Francis Of Assisi

Author: Augustine Thompson
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464269
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Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly the teachings and example of Christ. During his lifetime and after his death, followers collected, for their own purposes, numerous stories, anecdotes, and reports about Francis. As a result, the man himself and his own concerns became lost in legend. In this authoritative and engaging new biography, Augustine Thompson, O.P., sifts through the surviving evidence for the life of Francis using modern historical methods. The result is a complex yet sympathetic portrait of the man and the saint. Francis emerges from this account as very much a typical thirteenth-century Italian layman, but one who, when faced with unexpected crises in his personal life, made decisions so radical that they challenge his own society-and ours. Unlike the saint of legend, this Francis never had a unique divine inspiration to provide him with rules for following the teachings of Jesus. Rather, he spent his life reacting to unexpected challenges, before which he often found himself unprepared and uncertain. The Francis who emerges here is both more complex and more conflicted than that of older biographies. His famed devotion to poverty is found to be more nuanced than expected, perhaps not even his principal spiritual concern. Thompson revisits events small and large in Francis's life, including his troubled relations with his father, his contacts with Clare of Assisi, his encounter with the Muslim sultan, and his receiving the Stigmata, to uncover the man behind the legends and popular images. A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts-a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis. Taken together, the narrative and the survey of the sources provide a much-needed fresh perspective on this iconic figure. "As I have worked on this biography," Thompson writes, "my respect for Francis and his vision has increased, and I hope that this book will speak to modern people, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis I have come to know will have something to say to them today."

The Sources For The Life Of S Francis Of Assisi

Author: John Richard Humpidge Moorman
Editor: Manchester University Press
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Francis Of Assisi The Saint Early Documents Vol 1

Author: Regis J. Armstrong
Editor: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481100
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Book one of this monumental series presents new translations of texts about Francis in the early Franciscan tradition, some available in English for the first time.

Klara Von Assisi

Author: Martina Kreidler-Kos
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Francis Of Assisi

Author: Leonardo Boff
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608330958
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Yunus Emre

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Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876526749
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This volume presents the papers of the seminar which commemorated Yunus Emre, the Turkish poet in the occasion of 750th anniversary of his birth. These are the contents of the book: The era of Yunus Emre and Turkish Humanism, by Melek Delilbasi, Head of History Dept., Ankara University; Abraham as a model of Spiritual Experience in Monotheistic Traditions, by Bruna Costacurta, Gregorian University; cultural background of Yunus Emre, by Sevim Tekeli, Ankara University; Yunus Emre et sa philosophie, by Ibrahim Agah Cubukcu, Ankara University; Islam and Christian Spirituality in Spain: Contacts, Influences, Similarities, by Francisco de Borja de Medina, S. J., Gregorian University; L'homme, le monde et l'univers chez Yunus Emre, by Kenan Gursoy, Ankara University; Some elements of the Mysticism of St. Francis in the Thirteenth Century Context, by William Henn, OFM Cap., Gregorian University; Art and Architecture of Anatolia in the Age of Yunus Emre, by Olus Arik, Ankara University; Contemporary Approaches to Mysticism, by John O'Donnell, S. J., Gregorian University.

Francis Of Assisi

Author: Andre Vauchez
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300184921
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A biography of the saint as both mystic and man: “The single best book about Francis now available in English” (Commonweal). In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, particularly the important research of recent decades, to create a complete and engaging portrait of the saint. He also explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings, and completes the book by setting “il Poverello” in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man. The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis’s life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.—of writers who recorded aspects of Francis’s life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. Finally, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis’s life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture’s impact on him. “Considered one of the great spiritual leaders of humankind, Francis of Assisi was also a man of many faces and personas: ascetic, the founder of a religious order, a romantic hero, a mystic, a defender of the poor, a promoter of peace. But as Vauchez emphasizes—and this biography constantly reminds us—Francis was also a flesh-and-blood human being . . . A bracing, erudite account of a mystic’s life.” —Booklist