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Title Finding Saint Francis in literature and art / edited by Cynthia Ho, Beth A. Mulvaney, and John K. Downey
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 209 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Contents Standing on the threshold : beholder and vision in the Assisi Crib at Greccio / Beth A. Mulvaney -- Bearing witness : the physical expression of the spiritual in the narrative cycle at Assisi / Janet Snyder -- Francis preaching to the Sultan : art and literature in the hagiography of the Saint / Mahmood Ibrahim -- The wolf in the forest : St. Francis and the Italian eremitical tradition / Rodger M. Payne -- What has Paris to do with Assisi? The theological creation of a saint / John V. Apczynski -- Franciscans in the New World / Felix Heap and Jesús J. Gonzales -- The visual piety of the Sacro Monte di Orta / Cynthia Ho -- A Christian modernist and the awe of nature as presented in Olivier Messiaen's opera, Saint François d'Assise / John McClain -- Constructing Saint Francis for the twenty-first century / Janet McCann -- Capturing the gravity and grace of St. Francis of Assisi on stage : a meditation on word and image / John Bowers -- St. Francis in the twenty-first century / John Hart -- Canticle of memory : political theology and Francis of Assisi / John K. Downey
Summary Finding Saint Francis in Literature and Art demonstrates that remembering Saint Francis of Assisi should take place on many levels. The authors in this collection of essays use the tools of various intellectual disciplines to examine what we now know about Saint Francis in his own era and how the story of Il Poverello has been appropriated in our own times. This critical re-discovery of the artistic and textual narratives of Francis of Assisi contributes to our cultural memory by reflecting on the continuities and changes in the way Francis is understood
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- Art.
Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226 -- In literature.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
Author Downey, John K., 1948-
Ho, Cynthia O. (Cynthia Olson), 1947-
Mulvaney, Beth A.
ISBN 0230623735 (electronic bk.)
9780230623736 (electronic bk.)
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