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Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto

Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi
Title
Reluctant saint
Title remainder
the life of Francis of Assisi
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spoto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Reluctant saint, Donald Spoto shows us a Saint Francis who transcends the image of Francis familiar to even the least religious among us. Spoto's unprecedented access to unexplored archives and the saint's own unpublished letters help reveal how Francis pioneered an entirely new historical movement, one that eventually slipped from his grasp. Spoto highlights Francis's position within the ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy in all its violence, color, and mystery. It was a time of crisis with a craving for reform and for a deeper, simpler, more personal faith--yet concern for the common good, and for the poor and sick, was virtually unknown. A key part of the revolution Francis brought about was his insistence that such concern lay at the heart of the Gospel. Reluctant saint portrays a life that has captured the hearts and minds of millions over the centuries
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoto, Donald
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
S6555 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Francis
  • Christian saints
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index
Control code
50671901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 256 p.
Isbn
9780670031283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003268719
Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index
Control code
50671901
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 256 p.
Isbn
9780670031283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003268719

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