"This collection is an intriguing combination of the scholarly and the personal, and given the uniqueness of its subject, Francis of Assisi, this approach seems not only appropriate but also needed. It takes Francis into new areas, looks at him from some interesting perspectives, and given its range will have something new for any reader with an interest in Francis, from hard-core Franciscan scholars to those interested in Francis for more personal reasons." - Ronald Herzman, Distinguished Teaching Professor of English, SUNY Geneseo
Contributors demonstrate how the tools of various intellectual disciplines can be used to examine what we now know about the story of Saint Francis in his own era and how that story has been appropriated in our period.
Meet the Author
Cynthia Ho is Professor of Literature and Language and Director of the Humanities Program at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Previously, she served as Chair of the Literature and Language Department and as the National Endowment for the Humanities Chair for the Humanities. She recently edited Crossing the Bridge: Comparative Essays on Heian Japanese and Medieval European Women.
Beth A. Mulvaney is Professor of Art at Meredith College where she is Director of the Honors Program. She has written on the frescoes of St. Francis at San Francesco, Assisi and the artists Duccio and Giotto.
John K. Downey is Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University and a former Director of the Coolidge Research Colloquium. He is co-editor of Missing God? Cultural Amnesia and Political Theology.
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