Francis of Assisi
Writer and Spiritual Master
By (author) Thaddee Matura
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Francis of Assisi by Thaddee Matura
Book DescriptionFrancis has left us a written message, one addressed to his contemporaries, to be sure, but also and very explicitly one addressed to men and women of every era. This message does not set forward his personal example Francis is not its center but its servant; what he does is simply to lay out a path for us, one sustained by the Gospel and available to all believers. From Part One "Francis of Assisi: Writer and Spiritual Master" contains several literary genres (poetry, prayers and legislative texts) all of which were written by Saint Francis himself and an exploration and discussion of these texts by internationally renowned Franciscan scholar Thaddee Matura. Often overlooked, Francis writings bespeak a theology of tremendous spiritual vision. So many study Francis life, legends and devotions, yet not until fairly recently have theologians begun to take seriously Francis simple, yet powerful words about God, the Trinity and the Christian journey. Unlike any other book on the saint from Assisi, this book brings Saint Francis writings to the forefront and shows how this simple and uneducated man, who possessed only a basic alphabetical knowledge, left behind a body of writing, including two brief handwritten texts on parchment. As Thaddee Matura writes, Saint Francis was so convinced of the power of the word of God which he had received in faith and which had oriented his life. The necessity of transmitting this in writing for everyone and for all times was a mission for him. This book at hand wants to be at the service and as a prolongation of this mission."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780867166606
(184mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Imprint: St Anthony Messenger Press
Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Thaddee Matura
THADDEE MATURA, O.F.M., is a professor of Scripture, liturgy and Franciscan spirituality who has taught in France and Canada. Considered an eminent Franciscan scholar, he has traveled around the globe to lecture, teach and lead retreats. He has written numerous books and articles on the Bible, the theology of religious life, mystics and Franciscan spirituality, including"Francis of Assisi: The Message in His Writings"(Franciscan Institute). He lives in France. TranslatorPAUL LACHANCE, O.F.M., adjunct professor of spirituality and director of the Franciscan Spirituality Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, is an internationally recognized specialist in Franciscan mysticism and spirituality. He is the editor and translator of the Angela of Foligno volume in the"Classics of Western Spirituality"(Paulist Press) series and author and translator of several books and articles on Franciscan spirituality."""""
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