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The Life of Saint Francis

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Composed between 1260 and 1263 at the bidding of a Chapter-General of the Order, The Life of Saint Francis was intended to supersede former “Lives or Legends,” and to become the official biography of the Saint. This classic volume is a standard reference for the study of the life of Saint Francis.

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Key Features

  • Provides the official biography of Saint Francis from the thirteenth century
  • Used as a standard reference text for Saint Francis’ life
  • Offers insight into the Middle Ages

Product Details

About the Author

Bonaventure (1221–1274) born John of Fidanza, was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the “Seraphic Doctor”. Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventura. He is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

About the Translator

Emma Gurney Salter translated over 35 books, including Franciscan Legends in Italian Art, The Little Flowers of St. Francis, and The Vision of God.