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The Resource The poverty of riches : St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered, Kenneth Baxter Wolf, (electronic resource)

The poverty of riches : St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered, Kenneth Baxter Wolf, (electronic resource)

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The poverty of riches : St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered
Title
The poverty of riches
Title remainder
St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Baxter Wolf
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Saint Francis of Assisi is arguably the most attractive saint ever produced by the Catholic Church. The unusually high regard with which he is held has served to insulate him from any real criticism of the kind of sanctity that he embodied: sanctity based first and foremost on his deliberatepursuit of poverty. In this book, Kenneth Baxter Wolf takes a fresh look at Francis and the idea of voluntary poverty as a basis for Christian perfection. Wolf's point of departure is a series of simple but hitherto unasked questions about the precise nature of Francis's poverty: How did he go abouttransforming himself from a rich man to a poor one? How successful was this transformation? How did his self-imposed poverty compare to the involuntary poverty of those he met in and around Assisi? What did poor people of this type get out of their contact with Francis? What did Francis get out ofhis contact with them? Wolf finds that while Francis's conception of poverty as a spiritual discipline may have opened the door to salvation for wealthy Christians like himself, it effectively precluded the idea that the poor could use their own involuntary poverty as a path to heaven. Based on athorough reconsideration of the earliest biographies of the saint, as well as Francis's own writings, Wolf's work sheds important new light on the inherent ironies of poverty as a spiritual discipline and its relationship to poverty as a socio-economic affliction
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1957-
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Wolf, Kenneth Baxter
Dewey number
271.302
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in historical theology
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  • Francis
  • Poverty
Target audience
specialized
Label
The poverty of riches : St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered, Kenneth Baxter Wolf, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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ocm61362819
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781423722540
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)61362819
Label
The poverty of riches : St. Francis of Assisi reconsidered, Kenneth Baxter Wolf, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm61362819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (165 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423722540
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)61362819

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