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The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi
     

The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi

by Michael J. P. Robson (Editor)
 

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Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226) was one of the most vibrant and colourful personalities in the Middle Ages. The life of this remarkable reformer of the medieval Church was celebrated in art, drama, poetry, music, the new vernacular literature and architecture. His ideal was to enter into a restorative and enriching relationship with Jesus Christ, whom he wished to

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Francis of Assisi (1181/82-1226) was one of the most vibrant and colourful personalities in the Middle Ages. The life of this remarkable reformer of the medieval Church was celebrated in art, drama, poetry, music, the new vernacular literature and architecture. His ideal was to enter into a restorative and enriching relationship with Jesus Christ, whom he wished to imitate in the most perfect manner, a direct and immediate goal which captured the contemporary imagination. This Companion explores the life of Francis of Assisi and his enduring legacy throughout the centuries. The first part concentrates on his life and works whilst the second explores the way in which his heritage influenced the apostolic activities of his followers in the century following his death. This book is a must-read for students and scholars of Church history, as well as medieval social and intellectual history.

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"Michael Robson has given us a helpful collection of essays ... [He has] provided us with the sort of attention to Francis that is likelier both to illuminate this remarkable historical figure and to enable us to live into a more genuine Franciscan spirituality."
The Living Church

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521757829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Religion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Michael J. P. Robson is Dean of Chapel, Fellow, Praelector and Director of Studies in Divinity at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of Saint Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life (1997), The Franciscans in the Medieval Custody of York (1997) and The Franciscans in the Middle Ages (2006).

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