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The Resource Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life, Lawrence S. Cunningham

Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life, Lawrence S. Cunningham

Label
Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life
Title
Francis of Assisi
Title remainder
performing the Gospel life
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence S. Cunningham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: Francis of Assisi is counted among the most important personalities of history. The life and ideals of this humble, semiliterate medieval friar have had a shaping influence on the Christian church that has spilled over into Western culture at large. This biography by Lawrence Cunningham looks anew at Francis2s life and legacy, seeking to counter efforts to romanticize him yet without diminishing his deep piety or abiding significance. Pursuing a realistic view of the saint, Cunningham argues against common stereotypes that sentimentalize Francis as a "blesser of animals", as a "church rebel", or as a precursor of the "spirituality" movement. According to Cunningham, really seeing Francis requires the lens of theology rather than the lens of quaint spirituality so often used. Francis was a devotedly orthodox Catholic whose life must be understood as a response to reforming elements abroad in the church of his day. Francis's originality derived from his success in articulating the 'ideal gospel life': his message and actions were a kind of 'acting out' of the scriptures. Imbued with peerless scholarship, this book is also charmingly written. Cunningham is a master storyteller as well as a brilliant biographer-qualities that his Francis of Assisi fully displays. It will at once inform and delight anyone interested in the fascinating life of Francis or his impact on church history
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cunningham, Lawrence
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
C7845 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Francis
  • Franz (von Assisi)
  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Italy
Label
Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life, Lawrence S. Cunningham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Francis Reconsidered
  • A Reading Essay
  • The Prayer of Saint Francis
  • Francis of Assisi: A Modest Foreword
  • Beginnings at Assisi
  • Francis and His Companions
  • Rome and Beyond Rome
  • Francis and the Rule(s) of the Lesser Brothers
  • The Stigmata of Saint Francis
  • Saint Francis and the Love of Creation
  • The Final Years
Control code
53880156
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780802827623
Lccn
2003064341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53880156
Label
Francis of Assisi : performing the Gospel life, Lawrence S. Cunningham
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Francis Reconsidered
  • A Reading Essay
  • The Prayer of Saint Francis
  • Francis of Assisi: A Modest Foreword
  • Beginnings at Assisi
  • Francis and His Companions
  • Rome and Beyond Rome
  • Francis and the Rule(s) of the Lesser Brothers
  • The Stigmata of Saint Francis
  • Saint Francis and the Love of Creation
  • The Final Years
Control code
53880156
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780802827623
Lccn
2003064341
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)53880156
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