The Byzantine Apocalyptic Tradition by Paul J. Alexander

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(1) That Francis used to be a fine looking guy, as urged by means of the author,was infrequently the case. now we have modern graphics of Francis displaying in a different way in addition to descriptions of his contemporaries akin to Thomas of Celano;

(2) That Francis was once a womanizer, back instructed by means of the writer, is uncertain. there isn't any proof in any respect of this. In thirteenth Century Assisi, one of these small city, it should were prohibitied until the writer is suggesting Francis visited homes of prostitution. there is not any checklist of this in any respect. the writer is placing her twenty first Century inklings into the thirteenth Century;

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toward Claire of Assisi. historical past is totally silent in this factor. the writer is true referring to Francis' and his love of Arthurian legends.
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(4) sure, Francis did visit conflict. the writer says he used to be a "warrior. "
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(5)The writer contends that he created friendship with the Muslims. hugely exagerated. Francis was once a medieval guy and probably concept as such a lot medieval Christians the idea of the hugely influential Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the 1st preacher of the Crusades a century prior. Bernard stated "to kill a Muslim isn't to dedicate homocide. " Francis faced the Sultan in the course of the Crusades. at the moment he justified the killing going as being worthy till the Muslims authorized the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On his go back from the Crusades he not just didn't hold forth opposed to the Crusades yet his Order, the Franciscans, have been ordered by means of the Pope to evangelise the Crusades. during this capability, they went from city to city to elevate males, cash and fabric for the Crusades. Had it now not been for the Franciscans the Crusades couldn't have occurred in that century. No objections from the founder here;

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Then fullows on fol. 127 ""ISO, "And when Ihe kingdo", of Ih" ,\ \o cedonians ... waS destroyed, the kin)':do"" of {he b~rbarian. conten ded with Ihe kin gdo'" of Rome. · Arab invasion. It i. nO! he IlF" nli" e Empire. I'n· hop. " i,,;,,~J ,he Av ... gc of 1 ';,iJi ~ Hel/,,,,, A" ",;,,,,,, 17, ed. A. 1 CtllYZ'HlIina 71 Eml. 1959 1, p. 176) and the ed ilor'S l1ote. p. 2 10. '. 03). For a similar pairin g of Turk. "leg;£oll , ed , H. Mihaescu (Hucarest, 1970). esp. pp. 17. 26 8. 12ff .. i XTh "r ea rly sevemh cemur}' (sc< Glu l~ Mora,'csik.

W. ondon, 1927). at ion in Paul Kiessltr (n. JO aOO\'<·). The Ro m,mu of J,,/ian wa, ~dited hy J. c. E. Hoffman ILeiden. t8l101 and transla ted in,o Engl ish by H,·nnann ColI:mcz (Ox· ford, 1928 ). 36. Kmosko. " pp , 28 7-9 1. 37. Kmosko poi med out ("Rati>\:I,'· p. 287) that, like l'seudo·Methodius. ,m, a founh son of Noa h, hut these featu res ,><--cur already in the ewe of (n. ,,) and there· fore Cannot be used to d~ei ltthodius WrOte in Syria Or Mesopot amIa. Kmos ko al , o bdined that no inhahit ant of Syria cou ld haw prodaimed, as did I'seudo· I<.

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