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Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life

by Adrian House

Other authors: Karen Armstrong (Foreword)

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Illuminates the dramatic life and achievements of an exceptional man of faith.

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Traces the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi and describes his impact on society in medieval Europe. ( )
  StFrancisofAssisi | Jan 28, 2020 |
House writes sympathetically of his subject, but could have done with good editor. Too often he makes sudden and rather tenuous connections between Francis' life and the lives of other historical figures, and sometimes lapses into awkward repetition of ground already covered - material on p. 274 comparing Francis' self-discipline and mortification to Zen and martial arts disciplines has been aired eleven pages earlier.

All in all though it is a useful visitation of one of history's holiest humans, balanced and pleasantly measured in its assessment of the sociological and theological ingredients of a short but profoundly significant life. ( )
  Michael_Godfrey | Mar 9, 2009 |
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Title: San Francesco D'Assisi /
Uniform Title: Francis of Assisi. Italian
Author(s): House, Adrian.
Publication: Roma : Newton & Compton,
Year: 2001
Description: 288 p., [6] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Language: Italian; Text in Italian.
Series: I volti della storia ;; 102;
Standard No: ISBN: 8882896110 (hbk.); 9788882896119 (hbk.)
Descriptor: Christian saints -- Italy -- Assisi -- Biography.
Named Person: Francis of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Geographic: Assisi (Italy) -- Biography.
Note(s): Includes bibliography (p. [266]-274), notes and index.
Class Descriptors: Dewey: 271.302
Responsibility: Adrian House ; [traduzione di Francesca Ricci].
Document Type: Book
Entry: 19981006
Update: 20080414
Accession No: OCLC: 223596794
  FGREGORIS | Dec 10, 2010 |
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