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Author Sorrell, Roger D. (Roger Darrell), 1954-

Title St. Francis of Assisi and nature : tradition and innovation in Western Christian attitudes toward the environment / Roger D. Sorrell.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  231.7 F818S    Check Shelf
Description viii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 185-194.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction: The Myth of the Medieval View of Nature -- The Ascetic Tradition and the Early Franciscan Outlook -- Traditional Elements in Francis' Interpretation of Creation -- Francis' Transcendence of Tradition and Its First Major Impact on His Attitude Toward Creation: The Sermon to the Birds -- Francis' Special Regard for Creation -- Tradition and Its Impact on the Canticle -- The Controversy over the Canticle's Meaning -- The Canticle: Francis' Ideal Vision of Creation -- Francis: Reality and Legacy -- Francis and Catharism -- Analysis of the Early Franciscan Sources -- The Sermon to the Birds in the Early Sources.
Subject Nature -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226.
Indexed Term Franciscans Francis, of Assisi, Saint, 1182-1226
Added Title Saint Francis of Assisi and nature.
ISBN 0195053222 alkaline paper
9780195053227 alkaline paper
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