Gunnar Decker: Francis of Assisi. Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, Biographies)

Francis of Assisi

The dream of a simple life

Original Title: Franz von Assisi

Hardcover with jacket, 432 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0061-8
€ 26.99 [D] | € 27.80 [A] | CHF 37.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: September 26, 2016
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Gunnar  Decker - Francis of Assisi


Francis: a clerical legend whose teachings are still relevant today

It was in memory of the begging monk Francis of Assisi that Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose Francis as his papal name – a choice that indicated where his heart lay, especially as none of his predecessors in the Vatican had ever held this name. It is the "return to the origins" with which the founder of the Franciscan Order left his mark not only on the 13th century. His ideals made a modern conception of humankind possible in the first place, and in this day and age of turbo capitalism and overwhelming digitalisation provide more support and a greater anchor than ever.

In his astute and well-informed biography Gunnar Decker has traced the life and works of Francis of Assisi and brings his ideals up to the present day and into our modern way of thinking. This monk's message very often provides answers to questions we ask ourselves today.

"Extremely accurate, with a high degree of analytical power and, last but not least, an excellent narrative." Die Welt on Hesse – The Wanderer and His Shadow

"It is fascinating in this brilliant, remarkably informative and masterfully structured narrative how Decker reconstructs the reality of [...] Assisi from the historical records [...]"

Lesart, 3/16


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