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Reluctant Saint - (Compass) by Donald Spoto (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 288

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Religious

Series Title: Compass

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Donald Spoto

Language: English

Street Date: September 30, 2003
TCIN: 54271641
UPC: 9780142196250
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-5114
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto strips away the legends from the life of Francis of Assisi to reveal the true story of a man who has too often been obscured by pious iconography. Drawing on unprecedented access to unexplored archives, plus Francis's own letters, Spoto places Francis within the context of the multifaceted ecclesiastical, political, and social forces of medieval Italy, casting new light on Francis and showing how his emphasis on charity as the heart of the Gospel's message helped him pioneer a new social movement. This nuanced portrait reveals the multifaceted character of a man who can genuinely be said to have changed the course of history.
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