The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started

The Enthusiast: How the Best Friend of Francis of Assisi Almost Destroyed What He Started

by Jon M. Sweeney

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594716010
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Dramatis Personae xv

Chronology of Events xix

Part 1

1 Death of a Saint 3

2 The Following Morning 5

3 Three-and-a-Half Years Later 11

4 The Founder and the Enthusiast 17

Part 2

5 When We First Met 25

6 What Every Christian Knows 33

7 Avoiding the Divine Grasp 43

8 Unclean Love 47

9 Hearing God 51

10 A Father Problem 55

11 Don't Touch Me 63

12 Finding the Reason 71

13 The Slaughter 79

14 Skirting Heresy 85

15 Showing the Pope 93

16 Where to Lay Their Heads 101

17 An Antitheology Flowers 109

18 The Woman 117

19 Finding His Equilibrium 125

20 The Franciscan Movement Is Born 131

21 Brothers Should Be Like Mothers and Sons 135

22 When in Rome 141

23 Brother Muslim 149

Part 3

24 Francis Renounces 163

25 The Knot Unravels 173

26 Purchasing the Field 179

27 That Holy, Inexplicable Moment 189

28 Birth of a Poet 195

29 Francis's Confession 201

30 October 3-4, 1226, Revisited 205

Part 4

31 Greater Than Gothic 213

32 Honor Lost and Regained 221

33 Gravy Dripping from His Chin 227

34 At War with the Pope 235

35 Penance 243

Coda

36 December 12, 1818 253

Acknowledgments 261

Notes 265

Index 283

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