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Untouchable

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where the finger of Doubting Thomas ends up in the flesh of St. Francis of Assisi.


St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Roger D Sorrell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

One of the best-loved saints of all time, Francis of Assisi is often depicted today as a kind of proto-hippie or early environmentalist. This book — the most comprehensive study in English of ... More


St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

How did a thirteenth-century Italian friar become one of the best-loved saints in America? Around the nation today, St. Francis of Assisi is embraced as the patron saint of animals, beneficently ... More


To Avoid Sin

Laura M. Hartman

in The Christian Consumer: Living Faithfully in a Fragile World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746422
eISBN:
9780199918751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746422.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The ascetic tradition of Christianity suggests that consumption can be sinful, and virtuous Christians should avoid greed, gluttony, envy, exploitation, and complicity in structural sin when they ... More


The Theology of High Scholasticism and Gothic Art

Richard Viladesau

in The Beauty of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts from the Catacombs to the Eve of the Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195188110
eISBN:
9780199784738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019518811X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The crucifix, painted by Giunta Pisano for the basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, represents the triumph of Franciscan spirituality of devotion to Christ’s humanity, along with a new style of ... More


Introduction

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The introduction begins by describing Francis's popularity, the many different images of him, and the ways interpretations have changed over time. It then lays out the two main arguments of the ... More


The Franciscan Bough

Sara Ritchey

in Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452536
eISBN:
9780801470950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452536.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the tradition of arboreal imagery in Franciscan spirituality as it emerged from the earlier meditational work of Clare of Assisi and Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. It explains how ... More


Francis of Assisi: A Paradigm Shift

Carolyn Muessig

in The Stigmata in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198795643
eISBN:
9780191836947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795643.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 looks at the stigmatization of Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century and how his reception of the stigmata was mainly understood as a miraculous event. The chapter also traces how the ... More


Theater of Nudity

Alessandro Vettori

in Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In 1205 Francis of Assisi stood naked before the people and naked before God. This publicly is a crucial occurrence in the Saint's life that later became a cultural icon of the Franciscan movement. ... More


Poets of Divine Love: The Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry

Alessandro Vettori

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823223251
eISBN:
9780823240913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

St. Francis of Assisi (c.1181–1226) and Jacopone da Todi (c.1236–1306) were but two exemplars of a rich school of mystical poets writing in Umbria in the Franciscan religious tradition. Their ... More


Francis' Transcendence of Tradition and Its First Major Impact on His Attitude Toward Creation: The Sermon to the Birds

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the following topics: the fusion of wandering evangelism with eremetic ideals, the Sermon to the Birds and its relationship to the emerging Franciscan ideal, Francis' first new ... More


Traditional Elements in Francis' Interpretation of Creation

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the following topics: the eremetic mode of life, Francis' eremetic life as one source of his attitudes toward creatures, the interpretation of creatures as demon-possessed, the ... More


Francis: Reality and Legacy

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the impact of Francis' expressions concerning creation varied during the centuries immediately following his life. The record reveals striking losses of some elements of his ... More


Francis' Special Regard for Creation

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses Francis' characteristic special regard for creation. Francis not only showed his high regard for creatures through his preaching to them and his sincere affection for them. He ... More


Mendicants and Muslims in Dante’s Florence

John Tolan

in Dante and Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263868
eISBN:
9780823266302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263868.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the eleventh canto of the Paradiso, Dante paints a vivid portrait of Francis of Assisi, a new rising sun in the Orient. A key episode in the spiritual itinerary of the saint, for Dante as for many ... More


Tradition and Its Impact on the Canticle

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Francis' Canticle of Brother Sun. The Canticle is considered the best known and most appreciated of all the written work of the saint, and it would be impossible to do justice ... More


Introduction: The Myth of the Medieval View of Nature

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to explore some of those areas of medieval thought which are the most misunderstood and misrepresented in the modern era — ... More


The Canticle: Francis' Ideal Vision of Creation

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the levels of appreciation in the Canticle nature-segments, biblical links, and traditional attitudes found in the poem. It also considers structure as a vehicle for emotional ... More


Spiritual Preparation

Michelle Harrington and Daniel P. Sulmasy

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Michelle Harrington and Daniel Sulmasy interweave philosophy, theology, and medicine in an exploration of the role of spiritual preparation in a contemporary art of dying. Building on Lysaught’s ... More


The Controversy over the Canticle's Meaning

Roger D. Sorrell

in St. Francis of Assisi and Nature: Tradition and Innovation in Western Christian Attitudes toward the Environment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195386738
eISBN:
9780199852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386738.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Given that the Canticle is an attempt to propagandize, this chapter considers what interpretation of creation did Francis intend to disseminate? What happens in the poem compared with Francis' ... More


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