Editors' introduction Preface: A literary apostolate : John Fleming and the Franciscan literature of the middle ages / D. Vance Smith Part I: Franciscan exegesis Francis of Assisi, deacon : an examination of the claims of the earliest Franciscan sources, 1229-1235 / Michael F. Cusato Tobit's dog and the dangers of literalism : William Woodford, O.F.M., as critic of Wycliff's exegesis / Alastair Minnis Part II: Students and scholars Franciscan learning : university education and biblical exegesis / William J. Courtenay Using, not owning duties, not rights : the consequences of some Franciscan perspectives on politics / Janet Coleman Langland and the Franciscans on dominium / Lawrence M. Clopper William of St. Amour's De periculis novissimorum temporum : a false start to medieval anit-fraternalism? / G. Geltner Part III: Franciscan critics and critics of theGranciscans History as prophecy : Angelo Clareno's chronicle as a spiritual Franciscan apocalypse / David Burr Views of John XXII as a heretical pope / Patrick Nold Kicking the habit : the campaign against the friars in a fourteenth-century encyclopedia / Penn Szittya Si Sind all Glichsner : anti-fraternalism in Medieval and Renaissance German literature / Geoffrey Dipple Part IV: Franciscan legacies Imitatio francisci : the influence of Francis of Assisi on late medieval religious life / Lester K. Little Louis IX : preaching to Franciscan and Dominican brothers and nuns / William Chester Jordan Preaching as playwriting : a semi-dramatic sermon of the fifteenth century / Katherine l. Jansen.
Essays were presented at a conference honoring John V. Fleming at Princeton University on Apr. 21-22, 2004.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.