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Titel: When Saint Francis Saved the Church: How a ...
Verlag: Ave Maria Press
Einband: Soft cover
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Inhaltsangabe: Jon M. Sweeney, bestselling author of The Pope Who Quit, offers a surprising look at the world's most popular saint, showing how this beloved-but-often-mythologized character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith. Now in paperback, this new edition--called "a contemporary classic-in-the-making" by the National Catholic Reporter--includes study questions.
In When Saint Francis Saved the Church, Jon M. Sweeney presents an intriguing portrait of St. Francis of Assisi beyond the distorted myths and legends handed down over the centuries. Sweeney's portrait--called "part biography, part devotional . . . a rare combination of history and inspiration" by Patheos blogger Jack Levinson--reveals a saint who was an unpredictable puzzle.
Sweeney outlines Francis's revolutionary approach to friendship, people at the margins, poverty, spirituality, care (for people, creatures, and the natural world), and death. This vibrant book presents the unsullied life and message of Francis in its essential details, offering a remarkable look at how Francis and his movement saved the Christian faith--and continues to offer a spiritual vision with contemporary relevance. Sweeney also ties in the link between Pope Francis and his namesake.
Über den Autor: Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and one of religion's most respected writers. His work has been hailed by everyone from PBS and James Martin, S.J., to Fox News and Dan Savage. He's been interviewed on CBS Saturday Morning, Fox News, CBS-TV Chicago, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and on the popular nightly program, Chicago Tonight. Several of his books have become History Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Crossings Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club selections. His 2012 popular history, The Pope Who Quit, was published by Image/Random House and optioned by HBO. It has sold more than 35,000 copies in the trade edition, was a selection of History Book Club, received a starred review in Booklist, and was excerpted by Reader's Digest for their iPad subscribers. He is also the coauthor with Phyllis Tickle of The Age of the Spirit, from Baker Books. Sweeney is the editorial director at Franciscan Media. He formerly served as the editor in chief and publisher of Paraclete Press. He is married, the father of three, and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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