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Eager to love : the alternative way of Francis of Assisi

by Rohr, Richard (Author)

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"Richard Rohr focuses his attention on all frames and doorways to the divine -- the alternative way of Francis of Assisi. Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved of all saints, was at once very traditional and entirely revolutionary in the ways of holiness. As a standing paradox, he both stood ba... Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Something old and something new
  • What do we mean by "mysticism"?
  • A happy run downward: the inner authority of those who have suffered
  • Living on the edge of the inside: simplicity and justice
  • Home base: nature and the road
  • Contemplation: a different way of knowing
  • An alternative orthodoxy: paying attention to different things
  • The Franciscan genius: the integration of the negative
  • Lightness of heart and firmness of foot: the integration of feminine and masculine
  • The legacy of Clare: living the life at depth
  • Entering the world of another: Francis and the Sultan of Egypt
  • Bonaventure: to yield to love is to return to the source
  • John Duns Scotus: anything but a dunce
  • Francis: a natural spiritual genius
  • Appendix I. A dynamic unity between Jesus of Nazareth and the cosmic Christ
  • Appendix II. Is God a person? The Franciscan view of the nature of the divine
  • Appendix III. How are things "caused"?
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