Studying the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi: A Beginner's Workbook

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New City Press, 2011 - Religion - 247 pages
Hugo's workbook is a proven resource that has guided people at all academic levels through a study of the life and writings of St. Francis using primary sources in translation. The worksheets can be done by individuals or in groups or seminars. General readers will enjoy learning about St. Francis and how hagiography shaped the public stories of medieval saints in general. Formation directors who need to teach the life and writings of St. Francis should not be without this extraordinary sourcebook with its readymade lesson plans. This Second Edition is a thorough revision that is totally compatible with Francis of Assisi: Early Documents. It includes new scholarship and new bibliographic references. More than half the worksheets of the previous edition have been revised, and others have been added.

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Introduction and Acknowledgments 14
Know Your Biases Know My Biases 22
What Dont I Like about Francis of Assisi? 31
Early Franciscan Primary Sources and Their Editions 47
Thomas of Celanos The Life of St Francis 54
Julian of Speyers The Life of Saint Francis 63
The Dilemma of The Greccio Letter 71
Personal Information about Francis 120
The Lord of Revels Incident 127
Francis Religious Experience at San Damiano 146
Francis Exile 156
The Call to the Apostolic Life and Francis Response 164
Living at Rivo Torto 170
The Fourth Lateran Council 1215 175
Francis Tension between Leadingan Eremitical or Ministerial Life 187

The Assisi Compilation and Its Problems 77
The Major Legend of St Francis by Bonaventure of Bagnoregio 88
The Mirror of Perfection 96
The Chronicle of Thomas of Eccleston 101
About Worksheets 107
Francis Brother 114
Francis Eucharistic Writings 198
The Admonitions 222
Christmas at Greccio 228
Francis Illnesses 234
Beyond History 241

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About the author (2011)

Hugo is a Capuchin Franciscan of the Province of St. Joseph, and a director of Formation in Brooklyn, New York.

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