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The communication of Franciscan spirituality : appropriating Francis of Assisi's religious insights

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The communication of Franciscan spirituality : appropriating Francis of Assisi's religious insights

Boileau, Richard L (2004) The communication of Franciscan spirituality : appropriating Francis of Assisi's religious insights. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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It is generally understood that the spirituality of Francis of Assisi is a life-long journey of religious conversion, which begins with an experience of God's love and proceeds through an ongoing commitment to living each day authentically in accordance with gospel values. Through a deliberate and explicit use of Lonergan's transcendental method for enabling theology that is sound and meaningful, this study endeavors to receive the poverello 's own authentic communication of his spirituality by appreciating the historic context in which his messages were conceived, crafted and conveyed. Moreover, it indicates the merit of using this same carefully honed methodological approach to communicate Francis' numerous religious insights to our own contemporary culture in a manner that is both relevant and compelling.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Theological Studies
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Boileau, Richard L
Pagination:vii, 122 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Theological Studies
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Bright, P
ID Code:7843
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:08
Last Modified:19 Aug 2011 04:09
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