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St Francis of Assisi: Writings for a Gospel Life
A popular presentation of the life, and writings of St. Francis, the most universally loved saint of the Christian world.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Crossroad Publishing Company
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armstrong presents this as an introduction to st. francis rather than a true intellectual excavation or analysis, and in that way he is true to his project. many of his notes are interesting enough, even if they state the obvious, and i like the inclusion of and emphasis on biographical context. that said, armstrong glosses over (or simply doesn't comment on) some of the more challenging aspects of Francis' writing (for example, modern applications of his words on deprivation, self-annihilation, ...more