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Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi

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Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy, casting new light on Francis and showing how his emphasis on charity as the heart of the Gospel's message helped him pioneer a new social movement. This nuanced portrait reveals the multifaceted character of a man who can genuinely be said to have changed the course of history.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed biographer Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography.

About the Author

Donald Spoto has taught religious studies, Biblical literature, and Christian mysticism on the university level for more than twenty years and has written many bestselling biographies.

Table of Contents

Reluctant Saint Acknowledgments

Introduction

One: 1181-1187

Two: 1187-1196

Three: 1196-1205

Four: 1205

Five: 1206-1208

Six: 1208-1209

Seven: 1209

Eight: 1209-1210

Nine: 1211-1212

Ten: 1212-1213

Eleven: 1213-1218

Twelve: 1219-1220

Thirteen: 1220-1222

Fourteen: 1223-1224

Fifteen: 1225-1226

Notes

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142196250
Author:
Spoto, Donald
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Compass
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.46x5.64x.64 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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