When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a Converted Medieval Troubadour Created a Spiritual Vision for the Ages

Offers a surprising look at the world's most popular saint, showing how this beloved-but-often-mythologised character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith.
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ISBN: 9781594714863
  • Author SWEENEY, JON M
  • Pub Date 30/10/2014
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Jon M Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of St Francis of Assisi beyond the distorted myths and legends handed down over the centuries. Sweeney's portrait-called "part biography, part devotional ...a rare combination of history and inspiration" by Patheos blogger Jack Levinson-reveals a saint who was an unpredictable puzzle. Sweeney outlines Francis's revolutionary approach to friendship, people at the margins, poverty, spirituality, care (for people, creatures, and the natural world), and death. Sweeney also ties in the link between Pope Francis and his namesake (Hardback, 175 pages).