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Eager to Love : The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond.

Richard Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 140 x 197 x 21mm | 224g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473604036
  • 9781473604032
  • 46,189

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A comprehensive examination of Frances and his egalitarian brotherhood. * Methodist Recorder * Anyone familiar with Rohr's innovative theology will recognise how this is firmly grounded in the teaching of St Francis and anyone who has not encountered Rohr before will, I am sure, be intrigued by what he has to say. * Reform * A book well worth reading and engaging with. * Together Magazine *
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About Richard Rohr

Richard Rohr is a globally recognised Catholic and Christian teacher focusing on mystical and transformational traditions and is the founder and director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, home of the Rohr Institute. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Yes, And...: Daily Meditations; Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self; Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life; and Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps.
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