Excellent read. Wonderful review.
This is a repost from almost a year ago. I have pulled out this book again in preparation for a book I’m working on, and will post further reflections in coming days. It’s a very important book, and of great interest, with our new Pope Francis.
I’m going to go on a limb here and say that when this book is published (April 30), anyone and everyone who has the least bit of interest in the following topics should read it:
- St. Francis of Assisi
- Religious Life
- Catholic history
…so that includes almost everyone here, right?
This is an important book, and I’m so grateful to have a review copy. Long – long – time readers might recall what a revelation Fr. Thompson’s previous work, Cities of God: The Religion of the Italian Communes 1125-1325 was to me back in 2006. It was a…
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