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Origins of the Franciscan Order
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A study of the problems of the early history of the Franciscan Order by one of the most important scholars of the Order, this book seeks to contribute to a stronger historical understanding of the work of St. Francis by looking into the debates and theories surrounding the formation of the Order, and the transformation of the “original ideals of St. Francis.” Translated from the German.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover page
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-2
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  1. Introduction: The Sources
  2. pp. 3-16
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  1. Chapter 1: The Beginnings of the New Community
  2. pp. 17-52
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  1. Chapter II: The "Novelty" of the Order of Friars Minor
  2. pp. 53-136
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  1. Chapter III: First Crises and Attempts to Overcome Them
  2. pp. 137-202
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  1. Chapter IV: The Christian Example of the New Community
  2. pp. 203-270
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 271-276
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  1. Index of Proper Names
  2. pp. 277-282
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  1. Subject Index
  2. pp. 283-289
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