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Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

André Vauchez ; translated by Michael F. Cusato
Format
Book
Published
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition
1st English ed
Language
English
French (translated from)
Uniform Title
François d'Assise English
ISBN
9780300178944 (cloth : alk. paper), 0300178948 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780300184921 (ebk.), 0300184921 (ebk.)
Contents
  • Biographical sketch, 1182-1226
  • Francesco di Bernardone
  • Brother Francis: a layman in the Christianity of the early thirteenth century
  • Death and transfiguration of Francis, 1226-1253
  • Becoming Saint Francis, 1226-1230
  • The "second death" of Francis, 1230-1253
  • Images and myths of Francis of Assisi: from the Middle Ages to today
  • Medieval interpretations of Francis: thirteenth to fourteenth centuries
  • Francis between history and myth: sixteenth to twentieth centuries
  • The originality of Francis and his charism
  • Writings of Francis
  • Experience of God
  • A new relationship to scripture: the spirit of the letter
  • Francis, nature, and the world
  • Francis and the church: the charism within the institution
  • The Gospel in the world: a transformation of religious anthropology
  • A cultural mediator of a new religious sensibility
  • Conclusion: Francis, prophet for his time-- or for ours?
  • The Testament of Francis of Assisi, September 1226.
Description
xv, 398 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
  • Translated from the French.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-381) and index.
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