Bonaventure: The Life of St. Francis
Bonaventure: The Life of St. Francis  -     Edited By: Emilie Griffin
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Bonaventure: The Life of St. Francis

Edited By: Emilie Griffin
HarperCollins / 2005 / Paperback

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The official biography of Saint Francis of Assisi commissioned by the Franciscan Order in 1260, this unique account of the great saint's life shapes historical material into a spiritual treatise on the life of the virtues which Francis presented as the ideal of gospel perfection. Bonaventure's writing is remarkable readable, making this biography essential reading the those looking to understand the life of Saint Francis.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0060576529
ISBN-13: 9780060576523

Publisher's Description

A classic work of Christian literature commissioned by the Franciscan Order in the year 1250, The Life of St. Francis by St. Bonaventure—the Tuscan scholastic theologian and the greatest Franciscan mystic after St. Francis himself—is both a biography and an enlightening and inspiring spiritual treatise. A noteworthy addition to the HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series with a foreword by Donna Tartt, author of The Little Friend and The Secret History, this new edition of Bonaventure’s The Life of St. Francis reflects profoundly on the life of the virtues which Francis presented as the ideal of Gospel perfection.

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The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the foundational works that shaped Western religious thought and culture. This series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices -- voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still can today.

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