Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art

Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230602861
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/15/2009
Series: The New Middle Ages
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cynthia Ho is Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities Program at the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

John K. Downey is Professor of Religious Studies atGonzaga University.

Beth Mulvaney is Professor of Art and Director of the Honors Program at Meredith College.

Table of Contents

PART I:Francis in Medieval Text and Painting * Franciscan Spirituality and Narrative at Assisi:The Legend of St. Francis in Text and Painting - Beth Mulvaney * TheMiraculousMoment:ExpressingtheSpiritualExperiencein Thirteenth-CenturyFrescosatAssisi - Janet Snyder * Francis Preaching to the Sultan: Art in the Hagiography of a Saint - Mahmood Ibrahim * PART II: Franciscan Devotion * The Wolf in the Forest: St. Francis and the Italian Eremitical Tradition - Rodger Payne * What Has Paris to Do with Assisi? The Theological Creation of a Saint - John V. Apczynski * Franciscans in the World - Felix Heap and Jesus Gonzales* The Visual Piety of the Sacro Monte di Orta - Cynthia Ho * PART III: Francis Remembered in New Contexts * A Christian Modernist and the Awe of Nature as Presented in Olivier Messiaen's Opera, Saint François d'Assise - John McClain * Constructing Saint Francis for theTwenty-first Century - Janet McCann* Capturing the Gravity and Grace of St. Francis of Assisi on Stage: A Study of Divine Reciprocity - John Bowers * St.Francisinthe Twenty-first Century - John Hart * Canticle of Memory: Political Theology and Francis of Assisi - John Downey

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