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Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto

Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi
Title
Reluctant saint
Title remainder
the life of Francis of Assisi
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spoto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Reluctant saint, Donald Spoto shows us a Saint Francis who transcends the image of Francis familiar to even the least religious among us. Spoto's unprecedented access to unexplored archives and the saint's own unpublished letters help reveal how Francis pioneered an entirely new historical movement, one that eventually slipped from his grasp. Spoto highlights Francis's position within the ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy in all its violence, color, and mystery. It was a time of crisis with a craving for reform and for a deeper, simpler, more personal faith--yet concern for the common good, and for the poor and sick, was virtually unknown. A key part of the revolution Francis brought about was his insistence that such concern lay at the heart of the Gospel. Reluctant saint portrays a life that has captured the hearts and minds of millions over the centuries
Summary
An account of the life of one of the great Catholic saints delves into his own unpublished letters to offer a portrait of this complicated man and the movement he spawned
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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197152
Cataloging source
LPU
Dewey number
  • 271/.302
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4700.F6
LC item number
S6555 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adolescent
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the life of Francis of Assisi
Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14940032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780670031283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003268719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50671901
Label
Reluctant saint : the life of Francis of Assisi, Donald Spoto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
14940032
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 256 pages
Isbn
9780670031283
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003268719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm50671901

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