Francis of Assisi: The Life

Francis of Assisi: The Life

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by Augustine Thompson
     
 

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Francis of Assisi: The Life is an elegant and accessible biography of one of Catholicism’s most beloved saints. Originally published as Part 1 of Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson, O.P., it stands alone as a richly informed portrait of a man whose complex faith and commitment continue to inspire today. A new

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Francis of Assisi: The Life is an elegant and accessible biography of one of Catholicism’s most beloved saints. Originally published as Part 1 of Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson, O.P., it stands alone as a richly informed portrait of a man whose complex faith and commitment continue to inspire today. A new introduction by Thompson places his biography in the context of continuing discussions about Francis’s legacy, particularly the new Pope’s decision to adopt the saint’s name.

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"The bottom line here is that Francis (1181-1226) was not born a saint.... As Thompson portrays him, Francis was not the cloying saint given to grand gestures as depicted by filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli and others. He was a human being who has been embellished nearly out of existence. This expert biography sets the record straight."—Diane Scharper,National Catholic Reporter(February 28, 2014)

"Thompson's biography is truly an excellent piece of scholarship. He strips away the layers of drama covering the person of Francis only to reveal that his subject, in all his humanness, frustrations, and joys, is riveting in his own right."—Neslihan Senocak, Speculum (October 2014)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801469886
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/20/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
680,929
File size:
2 MB

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