Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi by Donald Spoto - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man...

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Details of Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi

Exact title of the book
Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi
Book author
Donald Spoto
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
288 pages
Language
English
Published
September 30th 2003 by Penguin Books
File size (in PDF)
1152 kB
Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi

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Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy, casting new light on Francis and showing how his emphasis on charity as the heart of the Gospel's message helped him pioneer a new social movement. This nuanced portrait reveals the multifaceted character of a man who can genuinely be said to have changed the course of history.