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Vauchez, André
François d'Assise. English
Francis of Assisi : the life and afterlife of a medieval saint / André Vauchez ; translated by Michael F. Cusato
Alternate Title Life and afterlife of a medieval saint
1st English ed
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  BX4700.F6 V38 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
Subject(s) Christian saints -- Italy -- Assisi -- Biography
Physical Description xv, 398 p. : maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-381) and index
Contents A 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. The writings of Francis -- The 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 -- Francis, prophet for his time... or for ours? -- The Testament of Francis of Assisi, September 1226
Summary Chronicles the life and legacy of the famed Christian saint and places him in historical context by examining writings by contemporaries and noteworthy people
Language Originally published in French by Librairie Arthème Fayard, c2009
Alternate Author Cusato, Michael F

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