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St. Francis of Assisi
A discussion on whether St. Francis of Assisi was a heretic.
# 50367 | 825 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 13, 2004 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This examines the life and ministry of St. Francis of Assisi to determine whether he was a heretic. St. Francis of Assisi was named the patron saint of ecologists by Pope John Paul II in 1983 due to his love of animals and all creation. It looks at how some may argue that St. Francis of Assisi was a heretic, since they have trouble accepting the concept that he blessed all creations, including animals, although most people believe that St. Francis was a gentle man who loved all creations and worked at being a peacemaker.

Lover of All Creation
Worship Style
Poverty and Socialism
Religious Viewpoints

From the Paper:

"Many religious orders feel that when statements or beliefs that are known lies are ignored, the silence will eventually lead to a perception of fact. There have been "small variations on the thinking of the early church and the truths Jesus proclaimed, and presently there are some denominations that would label St. Francis of Assisi a heretic, one who worshipped nature rather than the Creator of nature simply on the grounds of his words "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (" These orders believe followers are duty bound to break down barriers and differences with the truth."

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