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The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis
     

The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis

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by Paul Sabatier, Jon M. Sweeney (Editor)
 

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He conversed with both the pope and the sultan. He transformed a taste for fine things and troubadour poetry into greater loves for poverty and joyful devotion to God. He never intended to found a traditional, religious "movement," but he did. His brothers had to guard him closely as he died in fear that someone would try to snatch the body of this living saint. Who

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He conversed with both the pope and the sultan. He transformed a taste for fine things and troubadour poetry into greater loves for poverty and joyful devotion to God. He never intended to found a traditional, religious "movement," but he did. His brothers had to guard him closely as he died in fear that someone would try to snatch the body of this living saint. Who was Francis of Assisi?

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ISBN-13:
9781557254016
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
187
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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The Road to Assisi: The Essential Biography of St. Francis 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not so much edited as bowdlerized. A pale shadow of Sabatier's great classic. The choice to eliminate Sabatier's powerful and controversial introduction is, by itself, reason to pass this edition by. The original was so subversive that it spent decades on the index of books banned by the Church. This diluted version wouldn't challenge anyone. The annotations are largely irritating insertions of spin and commentary by safer and more Curia-friendly writers.Now that the original English translation of the book is available electronically for Nook, and for less money, go straight to the real thing.