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The Resource St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment, Roger D. Sorrell

St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment, Roger D. Sorrell

Label
St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment
Title
St. Francis of Assisi and nature
Title remainder
tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment
Statement of responsibility
Roger D. Sorrell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the best-loved saints of all time, Francis of Assisi is often depicted today as a kind of proto-hippie or early environmentalist. This book, the most comprehensive study in English of Francis's view of nature in the context of medieval tradition, debunks modern anachronistic interpretations, arguing convincingly that Francis's ideas can only be understood in their 13th-century context. Through close analysis of Francis's writings, particularly the Canticle of the Sun, Sorrell shows that many of Francis's beliefs concerning the proper relation of humanity to the natural world have their antecedents in scripture and the medieval monastic orders, while other ideas and practices--his nature mysticism, his concept of familial relationships with created things, and his extension of chivalric conceptions to interactions with creatures--are entirely his own. Sorrell insists, however, that only by seeing Francis in terms of the Western traditions from which he arose can we appreciate the true originality of this extraordinary figure and the relevance of his thought to modern religious and environmental concerns
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1954-
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Sorrell, Roger D.
Index
index present
LC call number
BT695.5
LC item number
.S68 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Francis
  • Francisco de Asís
  • Francis
  • Franz
  • Franz
  • Francis
  • Franz (von Assisi)
  • Nature
  • Naturaleza
  • Natur
  • Natuur
  • Milieu
  • Christendom
  • Filosofie
  • Nature
  • Natur
Label
St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment, Roger D. Sorrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) 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
  • Francis: Reality and Legacy
  • Francis and Catharism
  • Analysis of the Early Franciscan Sources
  • The Sermon to the Birds in the Early Sources
  • Introduction: The Myth of the Medieval View of Nature
  • The Ascetic Tradition and the Early Franciscan Outlook
  • Traditional Elements in Francis' Interpretation of Creation
  • Francis' Transcendence of Tradition and Its First Major Impact on His Attitude Toward Creation: The Sermon to the Birds
  • Francis' Special Regard for Creation
  • Tradition and Its Impact on the Canticle
  • The Controversy over the Canticle's Meaning
  • The Canticle: Francis' Ideal Vision of Creation
Control code
12081997
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195053227
Lccn
85010135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)12081997
Label
St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment, Roger D. Sorrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-194) 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
  • Francis: Reality and Legacy
  • Francis and Catharism
  • Analysis of the Early Franciscan Sources
  • The Sermon to the Birds in the Early Sources
  • Introduction: The Myth of the Medieval View of Nature
  • The Ascetic Tradition and the Early Franciscan Outlook
  • Traditional Elements in Francis' Interpretation of Creation
  • Francis' Transcendence of Tradition and Its First Major Impact on His Attitude Toward Creation: The Sermon to the Birds
  • Francis' Special Regard for Creation
  • Tradition and Its Impact on the Canticle
  • The Controversy over the Canticle's Meaning
  • The Canticle: Francis' Ideal Vision of Creation
Control code
12081997
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 204 pages
Governing access note
Online version licensed for access by U. of T. users
Isbn
9780195053227
Lccn
85010135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)12081997

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