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Saint Francis of Assisi

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Francis of Assisi is, after Mary of Nazareth, the greatest saint in the Christian calendar, and one of the most influential men in the whole of human history. By universal acclaim, this biography by G. K. Chesterton is considered the best appreciation of Francis's life--the one that gets to the heart of the matter.

For Chesterton, Francis is a great paradoxical figure, a man who loved women but vowed himself to chastity; an artist who loved the pleasures of the natural world as few have loved them, but vowed himself to the most austere poverty, stripping himself naked in the public square so all could see that he had renounced his worldly goods; a clown who stood on his head in order to see the world aright. Chesterton gives us Francis in his world-the riotously colorful world of the High Middle Ages, a world with more pageantry and romance than we have seen before or since. Here is the Francis who tried to end the Crusades by talking to the Saracens, and who interceded with the emperor on behalf of the birds. Here is the Francis who inspired a revolution in art that began with Giotto and a revolution in poetry that began with Dante. Here is the Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, who invented the creche.

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This is the story of Francis of Assisi, who inspired a revolution in art that began with Giotto and a revolution in poetry that began with Dante. Here is the Francis who prayed and danced with pagan abandon, who talked to animals, who invented the creche.

About the Author

G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) was an English journalist, theologian, philosopher, playwright, mystery writer, and more. Among his many great works are Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Everlasting Man, and Orthodoxy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385029001
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Publisher:
Image
Author:
Chesterton, G. K.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Francis, of assisi, saint, 1182-1226
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
biography;religion;christianity;saints;catholicism;spirituality;catholic;history;non-fiction;chesterton;hagiography;st. francis of assisi;christian;st. francis;italy;medieval;theology;francis
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Image ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Image Classics
Series Volume:
36B
Publication Date:
19871131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.22x5.56x.43 in. .41 lbs.

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