by: Thomas A. Piolata, OFM. Cap. and David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap.
The Earlier Rule of 1221 draws us into the drama and life of the earliest Franciscan friars with all their primitive aspirations, lofty ideals, agonizing challenges, petty and sometimes even volatile squabbles, and torturous questions. It is a portal to the founding stories and organizational identity of the early Franciscan movement, its social context, and ultimately to the very vision itself of il Poverello.
This book aims to open this text anew: the contributions contained within this volume offer a variety of reflections – theological, historical, pastoral – that explore and unfold the remarkable richness of the Earlier Rule.
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