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A Mended and Broken Heart: The Life and Love of Francis of Assisi [Hardcover]

By Wendy Murray (Author)
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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.31" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.95"
Weight:   0.99 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2008
Publisher   Basic Books
ISBN  0465002080  
EAN  9780465002085  


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Examines the life of Catholicism's most popular saint, discussing his profligate early years, complicated personality, complex theology, and the role of Clare of Assisi in his life.

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Francis of Assisi is Catholicism’s most popular saint. Tens of millions of spiritual seekers summon his name and example. But the real Francis-both his complicated personality and his complex theology-have been misunderstood for centuries.

In 1228, Pope Gregory IX rushed to canonize St. Francis only two years after his death. Soon thereafter, the Church eliminated significant aspects of his biography from the public record. For Francis’s early life was defined by his profligacy; shortly before dying, Francis himself warned his brothers: “Don’t be too quick to canonize me. I am perfectly capable of fathering a child.”

In A Mended and Broken Heart, journalist Wendy Murray slices through the bowdlerized version of Francis’s life promoted within the Catholic tradition and reveals instead a saint who was in every way also a real man. Murray stresses in particular the crucial but completely neglected role that Clare of Assisi played in Francis’s life, both pre- and postconversion, and his theology.

A profoundly humane portrait of a misunderstood saint, A Mended and Broken Heart makes a powerful case that St. Francis’s life and thought make him a role model for religious seekers of every faith.


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Wendy Murray is a former editor and senior writer for "Christianity Today." She has served as writer-in-residence at Gordon College and has published eleven books. She is a featured blogger on Patheos.com.

Wendy Murray was born in 1956.

Wendy Murray has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Everyday Matters Bible Studies for Women


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ah, finally...mary mag/yeshua, francis/clare, yab/yum...  Sep 20, 2008
francis as a real human in touch with the divine WITHIN (himself, clare...) is about a sacred as it gets. those who see god as being outside of themselves and something to be petitioned according to dogmatic litigation won't be happy with this...
 

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