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by Omer Englebert

  • ISBN: 0892830719
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Omer Englebert
  • Subcategory: Catholicism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Servant; 1 edition (July 1, 1979)
  • Pages: 282 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Omer Englebert was born in Belgium in 1893 and died in Jerusalem in 1991

With spiritual insight and careful historical judgment. Omer Englebert was born in Belgium in 1893 and died in Jerusalem in 1991. He is the successful author of several books. His Life of St. Francis is still in print in French: it is a classic. Englebert contributed also to journals and directed series for various publishing houses.

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Redesigned for the modern reader, St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography examines Francis's remarkable life in light of faith, historical events, and societal influences

Redesigned for the modern reader, St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography examines Francis's remarkable life in light of faith, historical events, and societal influences. The author, Omer Englebert, blends the many facets of St. Francis's personality into a portrait of a saint who still has the power to inspire men and women today. St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography (9781616366087) by Omer Englebert.

This is a short lecture by Monica Migliorino Miller, Professor of Religious Studies at Madonna University on St Francis of Assisi- focused on the first 2 chapters of the Omer Englebert biography of the Saint. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, Latin: Sanctus Franciscus Assisiensis), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preach.

Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d'Assisi, Latin: Sanctus Franciscus Assisiensis), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history.

He was a leader of the movement of evangelical poverty in the early 13th century and is one of the most venerated religious figures of Roman Catholicism. Saint Francis of Assisi, detail of a fresco by Cimabue, late 13th century; in the lower church of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy. Who is St. Francis of Assisi? St. Francis of Assisi was an Italian friar who lived in Italy in the 13th century. He lived a life of ascetic poverty and was dedicated to Christian charity.

Book Format: Paperback.

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI - A BIOGRAPHY By Omer Englebert Softcover - 317pp This book takes a look at the life of St. Francis not only from a spiritual viewpoint, but also from within the historical.

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI - A BIOGRAPHY By Omer Englebert Softcover - 317pp. A perfect introduction to St. Francis based on sound scholarship, communicating the true spirit of the saint. This book takes a look at the life of St. Francis not only from a spiritual viewpoint, but also from within the historical context in which the Saint lived.

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Reviewers have judged St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography to be that rarity among books about saints: a popular work of inspiring spiritual reading that is also an acclaimed work of modern scholarship. With spiritual insight and careful historical judgment, Omer Englebert blends the many facets of St. Francis' personality into a portrait of a saint who can inspire men and women today. A Servant Book.
Reviews about St. Francis of Assisi: A Biography (7):
JUST DO IT
I know I am not alone when I say that I love Francis; therefore, I love any study of il Poverello. Regarding the great question, "Who is Saint Francis", it seems to me that there are three approaches. The first two approaches involve sifting through the source material, and extracting the sources that seem to "make sense". Something in "Legend of the Three Companions" makes sense to you--yes, of course Francis would do something like that!--however something from the "Fioretti" doesn't quite fit. However, the "Fioretti's" story can also be found in the "Anonymous of Perguia", so you use that version in your biography, and forget the "Fioretti" altogether. From what I understand, this type of detective work will produce for you a biography either in the strain of Jorgensen (in which Francis is a supremely orthodox monk in love with the Church) or Sabatier (in which Francis is some romantic anti-establisher pushing against known institutions in the name of pacifism and ecology). I suppose one could also add a sub-approach to these first two approaches, which one could call the "fervorino"; in this approach, one simply writes a biography surrounding one's own enthusiasm for Francis. This approach will collect a pell-mell of random story and anecdotes from sources or later biographies, but the point is merely to speak of one's own "Franciscan enthusiasm"; as the Franciscan scholar Vauchez pointed out, all this approach really does for one is produce an autobiography wearing a Franciscan habit...

The third approach--the approach which I have come to favor in recent times--is the approach of Manselli, Vauchez, Thompson, Dalarun, and other medieval scholars. This approach tries to collect the source materials, and then tries to tease from them actual events based on the rules of genre and the tropes of contemporary, thirteenth century hagiographic styles. So, for example, in Francis' Testament he meets lepers; in Celano's biography he meets one, specific leper whom he hugs; in Celano's second biography he meets one, specific leper whom he hugs and to whom he gives money; in the Fioretti he meets a leper whom he hugs and to whom he gives money, and then the leper vanishes in a charismatic experience which speaks of a Providential encounter with Christ. This third approach takes every version of the leper story, and tries to use literary techniques, archeology and more, to try and extract from this circle of witness "what actually happened".

This biography, by Englebert, has been called "the jewel of the Jorgensen tradition". I would agree; there is here not much academic investigation; there is, however, a tendency to paint Francis as a charismatic poor man who does miracles, throws away money, imitates Jesus on a legendary level, and obeys the Church unflappably. This is a biography to which I would no longer turn, at this point in my own Franciscan investigations, but it is the biography upon which I grew up. It is a touching and sensitive story about a legendary figure we have all come to know and love.
Onoxyleili
I have read many Francis books. I was surprised to learn so much about his final years. His final years were tumultuous. Everyone, from the friars to the pope, was telling him that his rule was impractical. People could not live in poverty and be effective ministers. This book shows how torn Francis was between his ideals and practicality. It is well written, factual and the author does not give way to sentimentality.
Direbringer
As I reviewed the numerous books regarding St Francis I was at a loss as to which biography to purchase, so I contacted a Franciscan Church and asked the Brother of the media at the church which book(s) they would suggest I read. He noted there are many books some good and some not so good. Therefore, he suggested this biography (which he used in seminary) as a good all encompassing biography about St Francis.
Windbearer
This biography is extremely well written. You learn more about Francis and the time he lived in than you could have hoped for. One of the most interesting men that ever lived.
Mala
One of the very best biographies written. Great scholarship combined with enjoyable readability.
Broadraven
Mr. Englebert does a superb job of combining the well known biographies of St. Francis of Assisi! Most importantly, his is a realistic, non-romantic, simple biography of the great saint, detailing his life from birth to death and afterwards! I found it fascinating for its in-depth story telling, of St. Francis's conversion, formation of the order, saintliness, love of Lady Poverty, tales of his holy brothers of the order, the difficulty he faced with the growth of the order, the preaching to the saracens and heathens...And of course the inclusion of St. Francis's most beloved prayers and blessings from God! The stigmata, the strength of his fasting, his faith, humility, and warm character! God Bless Mr. Englebert and give thanks to God for this effective and detailed, yet sensitive biography of the saint!
Pooker
I love ebooks, may never buy another paperback again.
I don't want to get into arguments about which (who?) is the greatest saint. Certainly there may be those who opt for Francis "the little poor man," and equally as certainly anyone interested will learn from this book that Francis was a great saint. Francis was loving, kind, tough and holy. Francis called himself (in the book) the greatest or maybe worst sinner, which he certainly was not. Englebert takes us from Francis's early fantasies about become a knight and growing -- with knightly honor -- into one of the greatest of the saints. Starting out on his own, eventually gathering a small band of followers be began perhaps best known of all religious communities, eventually sending missionary brothers to many nations. By choice he lived in poverty, but through this excellent biography, leaves us (readers) greatly enriched.

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