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(PUBEerdmans)Cunningham takes exception to sentimental portraits of Francis, whether as a "blesser of animals," "church rebel," or precursor of the "spirituality" movement, preferring instead to see Francis as a reformer of the medieval church, whose vow of poverty and unusual lifestyle sought to "act out" Scripture. 158 pages, softcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches) ISBN: 0802827624 ISBN-13: 9780802827623 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
In this new biography of St. Francis, Cunningham follows the saint's life in chronological order, placing him within his culture, exploring official developments within the Catholic Church, and highlighting the many conversions of Francis as his life played out.