Defenders and Critics of Franciscan Life: Essays in Honor of

The essays during this quantity have been awarded at a convention honoring John V. Fleming at Princeton collage on April 21-22, 2004. the purpose of the convention was once to revisit Fleming's 1977 booklet, An advent to the Franciscan Literature of the center a long time, from a couple of diversified views, together with social, spiritual and literary historical past, in addition to artwork, exegesis, political proposal and the historical past of schooling. A favourite, yet no longer unique, subject matter of the contributions is the excellence among "defenders" and "critics" of medieval Franciscanism. contemporary scholarship has proven that the dividing line among medieval defenders and critics of Franciscan existence was once no longer as sharp or as transparent as had as soon as been inspiration. This, extra nuanced method of medieval Franciscanism is a mirrored image of the numerous scholarly advancements that experience happened due to the fact - and because of - Fleming's quantity. the current paintings deals a variety of present methods to the query.

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9, 527: Pium est flere Franciscum, quoniam qui egrediebatur et ingrediebatur, tamquam Aaron, et ferens nobis de thesauro suo nova et vetera et consolans nos in omni tribulatione nostra, de medio nostri sublatus est, et nunc pupilli dicimur absque patre. 30 Cf. 1 Kgs 18: 16. FA:ED, 2, 491 adds “among us” to the text which, though not in the Latin of the Encyclical, seems to have been directly borrowed by the English translator from the 1 Kings 18: 16 passage (ante eos); but see below, n. 40. 31 Heb 5: 4.

Fratribus predicavit et docens virtutes et monens ad pacientiam et ad exempla mundo demonstranda. Similiter fiebat sermo ad populum et fiebat edificacio in populo et in clero. 13 Angelo Clareno, Liber chronicarum sive tribulationum Ordinis minorum, ed. G. Boccali, Pubblicazioni della Biblioteca Francescana (Chiesa Nuova—Assisi) 8 (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 1998), 630. 14 michael f. 14 In either case, we have another allusion—albeit very late—to the same idea. That said, there is, however, no allusion whatsoever in Francis’s own writings that he was (or that he saw himself as) a member of the clerical hierarchy.

Indeed, a determination of the meaning of 17 Cf. for example, Rolf Zerfaβ, Der Streit um die Laienpredigt. Eine pastoralgeschichtliche Untersuchung zum Verständnis des Predigtamtes und zu seiner Entwicklung im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert (Freiburg: Herder, 1974), 247–50. 18 Still, to my mind, this question requires further exploration. , the local bishop or a religious superior). However, the canon does not explicitly distinguish between doctrinal preaching and penitential preaching. In other words, were the penitential preachers of the Order of Friars Minor, whether they were in minor orders (that is, clerics) or not, restricted de facto from preaching in the years after Lateran IV?

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