Francis of Assisi Paperback

The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

by Andre Vauchez;

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Francis of Assisi

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In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, emphasizing in particular the important research of the last 30 years. He creates a complete and engaging portrait of the saint, then explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings. Vauchez completes the book by setting "Poverello" in the context of his times, bringing to light what was new, surprising, even astonishing in the life and vision of this man. The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis' life and work. The second and third parts deal with the myriad texts - hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies - of writers who recorded aspects of Francis' life and movement as they remembered them, thus constructing his "memory" for future generations. In the final part of the book, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis' life, personality and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture's impact upon him.

Francis of Assisi by Andre Vauchez was published by Yale University Press in August 2013 and is our 53336th best seller. The ISBN for Francis of Assisi is 9780300198379.

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Details for Francis of Assisi

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherYale University Press (August 2013)
Number of Pages416
Thickness22 mm
Height238 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4241076
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