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The Resource A mended and broken heart : the life and love of Francis of Assisi, Wendy Murray

A mended and broken heart : the life and love of Francis of Assisi, Wendy Murray

Label
A mended and broken heart : the life and love of Francis of Assisi
Title
A mended and broken heart
Title remainder
the life and love of Francis of Assisi
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Francis of Assisi is Catholicism's most popular saint. Tens of millions of spiritual seekers summon his name and example. But the real Francis--both his complicated personality and his complex theology--have been misunderstood for centuries. In 1228, Pope Gregory IX rushed to canonize St. Francis only two years after his death. Soon thereafter, the Church eliminated significant aspects of his biography from the public record. For Francis' early life was defined by his profligacy; shortly before dying, Francis himself warned his brothers: 'Don't be too quick to canonize me. I am perfectly capable of fathering a child.' In A mended and broken heart, religion scholar Wendy Murray slices through the bowdlerized version of Francis' life promoted within the Catholic tradition and reveals instead a saint who was in every way also a real man. Murray stresses in particular the crucial but completely neglected role that Clare of Assisi played in Francis' life and theology, both before and after his conversion. A profoundly humane portrait of a misunderstood saint, A mended and broken heart makes a powerful case that St. Francis' life and thought make him a role model for religious seekers of every faith"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Wendy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
M87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Franz (von Assisi)
  • Christian saints
Label
A mended and broken heart : the life and love of Francis of Assisi, Wendy Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The round table
  • The sultan
  • Revolt
  • Perfect love
  • Final assertion
  • Those he left behind
  • Anyone's saint
  • Assisi's son
  • Partying and war
  • Dreams and prayers
  • Light breaks
  • Endings
  • Beginnings
  • Reversal
  • Gentle fire
Control code
213133269
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780465002085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213133269
Label
A mended and broken heart : the life and love of Francis of Assisi, Wendy Murray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-242) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The round table
  • The sultan
  • Revolt
  • Perfect love
  • Final assertion
  • Those he left behind
  • Anyone's saint
  • Assisi's son
  • Partying and war
  • Dreams and prayers
  • Light breaks
  • Endings
  • Beginnings
  • Reversal
  • Gentle fire
Control code
213133269
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780465002085
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)213133269
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