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St Philip Neri: A Portrait

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A classic portrait of St Philip Neri, which portrays the saint with a particular affection and understanding and sets him against the background of Renaissance Italy. The Apostle of Rome, as St Philip was called, has much wisdom to teach us and the author brings out his continuing relevance for a contemporary audience. This edition contains a new introduction and a chronol ...more
Published January 1st 1995 by Gracewing
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Mar 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Author's writing style is not to my taste. He uses obscure terminology... Without explanation... Which leaves the reader confused. Usually, I could piece together his meaning, By just pushing through and connecting the dots. Author also used some weird comparisons with St. Philip, the Quakers, and Anglo-Saxons?? I thought these comments were out of place. I've read other biographies on St. Philip and am really drawn to his humor! So I was disappointed in this book and the few references it had t ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
What a fascinating, complex and devout person! This book provides a good overview of his life, but I want to know more. Wish the sources had been included even if most of them are probably not widely accessible.
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