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The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi

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Michael F. Cusato, Michael J. P. Robson, William J. Short, Michael W. Blastic, Neslihan Şenocak, Annette Kehnel, Jean François Godet-Calogeras, Steven J. McMichael, Timothy J. Johnson, Bert Roest, Jens Röhrkasten, Ingrid Peterson, Sean L. Field, Peter Jackson, E. Randolph Daniel, Patrick Nold, Petà Dunstan
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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521757829

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  • Francis of Assisi (1181/82–1226) was one of the most vibrant and colourful personalities in the Middle Ages. The life of this remarkable reformer of the medieval Church was celebrated in art, drama, poetry, music, the new vernacular literature and architecture. His ideal was to enter into a restorative and enriching relationship with Jesus Christ, whom he wished to imitate in the most perfect manner, a direct and immediate goal which captured the contemporary imagination. This Companion explores the life of Francis of Assisi and his enduring legacy throughout the centuries. The first part concentrates on his life and works whilst the second explores the way in which his heritage influenced the apostolic activities of his followers in the century following his death. This book is a must-read for students and scholars of Church history, as well as medieval social and intellectual history.

    • Provides a good overview of the history of Francis of Assisi and how his heritage influenced the apostolic activities of his followers following his death
    • Gives a full account of his influence and how he captured the contemporary imagination
    • Clear introduction with no specialist knowledge required
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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521757829
    • length: 326 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Francis of Assisi:
    1. Francis and the Franciscan movement (1181/2–1226) Michael F. Cusato
    2. The writings of Francis Michael J. P. Robson
    3. The rule and life of the lesser brothers William J. Short
    4. Francis and his hagiographical tradition Michael W. Blastic
    5. Voluntary simplicity: the attitude of Francis toward learning in his medieval biographies Neslihan Şenocak
    6. Francis and the historiographical tradition in the order Annette Kehnel
    7. Francis and Clare and the emergence of the second order Jean François Godet-Calogeras
    8. Francis and the encounter with the sultan (1219) Steven J. McMichael
    9. Francis and Creation Timothy J. Johnson
    Part II. The Heritage of Francis of Assisi:
    10. Francis and the pursuit of learning Bert Roest
    11. The early Franciscans and the towns Jens Röhrkasten
    12. The third order of Francis Ingrid Peterson
    13. Franciscan ideals and the royal family of France (1226–1328) Sean L. Field
    14. Franciscans as papal and royal envoys to the Tartars (1245–1255) Peter Jackson
    15. Franciscan missions E. Randolph Daniel
    16. Pope John XXII, the Franciscan order and its rule Patrick Nold
    17. The ecumenical appeal of Francis Petà Dunstan.

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    • Asceticism and Monasticism
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    Michael J. P. Robson, University of Cambridge
    Michael J. P. Robson is Dean of Chapel, Fellow, Praelector and Director of Studies in Divinity at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is the author of Saint Francis of Assisi: The Legend and the Life (1997), The Franciscans in the Medieval Custody of York (1997) and The Franciscans in the Middle Ages (2006).

    Contributors

    Michael F. Cusato, Michael J. P. Robson, William J. Short, Michael W. Blastic, Neslihan Şenocak, Annette Kehnel, Jean François Godet-Calogeras, Steven J. McMichael, Timothy J. Johnson, Bert Roest, Jens Röhrkasten, Ingrid Peterson, Sean L. Field, Peter Jackson, E. Randolph Daniel, Patrick Nold, Petà Dunstan

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