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Francesco e il Sultano


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Author: Gwenolé Jeusset .

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argument:Ecumenism - Francesco of Assisi - Islam
series:Out Series
number series:8
book format:23x15
picture book:NO

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In 1219 Francis of Assisi meets the Sultan of Egypt in Damietta, on the banks of the Nile delta, and is in full swing the bloodbath of the Fifth Crusade.
A meeting of peace and goodwill, which fully reveals its meaning today, more than twenty years by the great inter-religious meeting in Assisi in 1986.
Gwenolé Jeusset analyzes the different literary traditions and paintings reminiscent of that meeting, their underlying ambiguities about the "mission" Christian and their consequences for the Franciscan identity.
it comes to show how this "face to face" very original between the Poor and the nephew of Saladin must now be considered an event-founder, who can afford to recognize the "courtesy of God "and reinvent a harmony between religions.