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The Daily Labor of the Early Franciscans

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pp. v-x

These pages arose out of a study week with the Franciscans in Colombia in August 2006. In our discussions on early Franciscan history, they saw how well Francis of Assisi and those who gathered around him addressed and handled problems social and cultural. They especially liked the economics that...

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Part One: On Learning to Work:* Franciscan History from Below

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pp. 10-44

Thomas of Celano unwittingly slipped a message from below into his first account of Francis of Assisi. His message can serve well to introduce a history from below of the early Franciscan years. Thomas of Celano’s first life has three parts. The second...

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Part Two: The Practical Truths of Franciscan Action

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pp. 45-110

The Franciscan movement developed through its social practices. We can look in on the practices easily enough, given the writings the early Franciscans left behind. We can say today: left behind for us, for people sensitive to Franciscan ways, who want to test them as we fashion our own. The early...

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pp. 111-148