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The Resource Francis of Assisi and his world, Mark Galli

Francis of Assisi and his world, Mark Galli

Label
Francis of Assisi and his world
Title
Francis of Assisi and his world
Statement of responsibility
Mark Galli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examining the life and influence of one of the most popular and charismatic religious figures, the author tells the story of Francis' rejection of his affluent lifestyle to his creation of a radical order of poverty and Christian witness.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Galli, Mark
Dewey number
271.302
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Lion histories
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  • Francis
  • Christian saints
  • Biography
Summary expansion
Francis of Assisi is one of the world's most popular and charismatic religious figures in the history of christendom, and also one of the most misrepresented. Such is the assertion of Mark Galli, who here attempts to strip away the modern gloss in order to discover the real man and the world in which he lived.;Chronicling the story of Francis from the affluent lifestyle of his hedonistic youth to his emergence as a Christian leader of great charisma and intensity, and his creation of a new and radical order of poverty and Christian witness, the author roots Francis in his medieval world showing, for example, the violence of the Middle Ages and the corruption of the Church. The saint revealed here is not the romantic free spirit of popular imagination, but a complex and contentious figure who combined a deep mysticism with radical commitment, and above all, sought to glorify God, the creator
Label
Francis of Assisi and his world, Mark Galli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186) and index
Control code
BDZ0005194645
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780745951027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. facsims., col. maps, col. ports.
Label
Francis of Assisi and his world, Mark Galli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 186) and index
Control code
BDZ0005194645
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
190 p.
Isbn
9780745951027
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., col. facsims., col. maps, col. ports.

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