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Francis of Assisi and His World (Lion Histories)
by Mark Galli
Francis of Assisi is one of the world's most beloved and popular religious figures--and also one of the most misrepresented. Such is the assertion of Mark Galli, who in this IVP Histories volume strips away the modern gloss in order to discover the real man in his real physical, political, and social context. Writing with lively and engaging style, Galli traces the fascina ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by IVP Books
(first published August 8th 2002)
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I had to read this for a Western Civ class and thought it would be horribly boring--I was wrong! It is quite informative about the real Francis--not just the myths and feel-good stories but his life as documented by his peers and followers. The author is Protestant but the book centers on Francis' love of his faith and the Catholic Church.
Mark Galli was born and raised in California, received his B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and did some doctoral work at U.C. Davis. He served as a Presbyterian pastor for 10 years, four of those years in Mexico City and six in Sacramento, before becoming a journalist. He has spent 22 years as an editor with these magazin ...moreMore about Mark Galli...