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Greater Than a Mother’s Love

The Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi

Although there are several studies dedicated to the lives of Francis and Clare of Assisi, Gilberto Cavazos-González’s Greater Than a Mother’s Love is the first to investigate their spirituality in the context of family relationships. He delves into the writings of Francis and Clare and illustrates how both used observations of their various human relationships to understand their experiences with God. Accompanying this study is an exhaustive bibliography and several appendices that enhance this unique treatment of these two beloved and admired religious figures.

308 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2010

Religion: Christianity

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Table of Contents




Chapter I: European Family of the High Middle Ages

Chapter II: Francis, Son of a Merchant Family

Chapter III: Clare’s Noble Family

Chapter IV: Kinship in the Opuscula of Francis

Chapter V: Kinship in Clare’s Opuscula





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