THFS 359. Franciscan Spirituality

The Franciscan movement has given rise to a distinctive spirituality, a whole way of approaching life. This course will first focus on the religious experience of Francis and Clare of Assisi as seen in their life choices and writings. We will examine their distinctive vision of God, creation, and human relationships, and the ways these insights were developed by later authors. Then, key features of the "life according to Gospel," which they fashioned, will be examined, and finally, we will bring Franciscan spirituality to bear on issues in contemporary society.  
Offered: Regularly
Credits: 3