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 ContentsPART 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