The Admonitions of St. Francis: Sources and Meanings (Aall Legal Research Series) (Text series)

Robert J. Karris

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Synopsis: Throughout his study of the sources of the Admonitions of St. Francis, Robert Karris, OFM, has sought to uncover three levels of meaning. The meaning of the spiritual tradition which Francis inherited. The meaning Francis creatively infused into the tradition. The meaning for today. these three meanings can be of benefit not only to the entire Franciscan family but to all who seek to be servants of God today.

In this study of the 28 admonitions of St. Francis of Assisi, the author situates them in the spiritual context of their age. Karris investigates the use of scripture by St. Francis in this relatively small document, discovering that one third of Francis's seventy-two biblical allusions in the Admonitions did not originate in his hearing of the Scriptures read in Church or in private. Rather , Francis acquired his interpretation of these twenty-four scripture passages from a spiritual tradition he was using.

The author provides a fresh translation of each admonition, translates parallel texts previously noted by other scholars or newly uncovered by his own research, and comments on the Admonitions verse by verse.

About the Author: Fr. Robert J. Karris, OFM, is a Franciscan priest of the Sacred Heart Province whose headquarters are in St. Louis. He earned an STL from Catholic University of America and a Th.D. from Harvard University in New Testament and Early Church History. Fr. Karris is a former professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a former Provincial Minister of Sacred Heart Province and General Councilor of the Order of Friars Minor. Currently, he is research professor at The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University. He has been widely published and his most recent New Testament books are, John: Stories of the Word and Faith and Eating Your Way through Luke's Gospel. He is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and for the last four years he has preached in over 60 churches in the United States on behalf of the poor served by Food for the Poor.

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