Francis of Assisi: A Model for Human Liberation [NOOK Book]

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In this classic work, Boff examines the relevance of St. Francis to contemporary spirituality and to the construction of a new church. As a "model of gentleness and care," Francis exemplifies an "integral liberation" in which the spiritual and the social are intimately bound together.
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Francis of Assisi: A Model for Human Liberation

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Overview

In this classic work, Boff examines the relevance of St. Francis to contemporary spirituality and to the construction of a new church. As a "model of gentleness and care," Francis exemplifies an "integral liberation" in which the spiritual and the social are intimately bound together.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608330959
  • Publisher: Orbis
  • Publication date: 3/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,194,998
  • File size: 707 KB

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    Not Your Ordinary Biography

    Leonardo Boff's 'Francis of Assisi' is not purely a biography of the saint. Rather, it is more a systematic theological and ecclesial reflection on his life and vocation from the view of liberation theology. Thus, someone looking for a simple biography of the saint and the Order he began may very well be disappointed with this book. Those looking for such a book may be more interested in "Francis and Clare" and "The Franciscan Tradition" by Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap, as seen below. But Boff does offer an interesting analysis on how a liberation theologian views St. Francis in light of the larger Church. I would recommend this book more for theologians than the ordinary reader.

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