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Christian History Home > 1994 > Issue 42

Issue 42

The Canticle of Brother Sun


Tattered Treasure of Assisi
How a rich and carefree man relinquished everything to follow Christ.


How Virtue Drives Out Vice


Francis of Assisi: Did You Know?
Little-known or remarkable facts about Francis of Assisi


Francis of Assisi: From the Editor - Discomforting Francis


Snapshots of a Saint
Stories that reveal Francis's intense, complex personality.

Francis of Assisi: A Gallery of Five Who Knew a Saint
Not everyone who loved Francis followed his way.


Francis of Assisi 1181-1220: Christian History Timeline


Francis's Troubled World
In that day, it took extreme measures to live for peace: a photo-essay.


The Case for Downward Mobility
Why did Francis insist that his followers live in absolute poverty?


A Time to Be Poor
In Francis's day, abandoning possessions was seen as a key to holiness


Francis's Tenacious Lady
Gentle Clare of Assisi had to defy family and church to follow in Francis's way.


The Strange Stigmata
Did Francis really receive the wounds of Jesus?


Fractures in Francis's Order
How should his followers obey his instructions?

Controversial Passages

Francis of Assisi: Christian History Interview - Modern Medieval Man
Eight hundred years later, Francis's life and message seem remarkably up to date.


Francis of Assisi: Recommended Resources




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