This deeply personal book, by the internationally acclaimed author of A Mapmaker's Dream, relives some of St Francis's experiences and tries to understand the complexity of history's most popular saint. Now available in paperback.
James Cowan lived in Italy for three years walking in the footsteps of Francis, following his journeys, breathing his air and sleeping in his caves and grottoes. He discovered a man who, in a sense, de-institutionalised the medieval Church, who represented a mystical Christian tradition and stood up to leaders and theologians and all the great citadels of monastic influence This attempt to enter into the spirit of Francis as also a celebration of Italy and its ability to inspire the imagination.
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James Cowan is the author of numerous internationally acclaimed books including Letters from a Wild State: Rediscovering Our True Relationship to Nature, the best-selling A Mapmaker's Dream for which he was awarded the prestigious Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal and Francis: A Saint's Way. He lives in North-Eastern Australia and his works have been translated into seventeen languages.
Francis - A Saint's Way by James Cowan
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