Franciscan Organisation in the Mendicant Context

Franciscan Organisation in the Mendicant Context

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Emanating from the tradition of the Italian hermit communities the Franciscans developed organisational structures already early in their history, allowing them to offer pastoral care on a wide scale. This process of transition led firstly to constitutional structures as defined in the order's early legislation but it also occurred within relationship networks at different levels, in the context of Church and papacy, within the different European regions and before the background of the emerging Canon Law. The term qorganisationq has been given a wide definition in the articles published in this volume. They offer a survey of general issues related to the structuring and running of religious orders as well as a number of case studies. Comparisons with other mendicant orders offer an analysis of the issues in a wider context.Formal and Informal Structures of the Friarsa#39; Lives and Ministry in the Middle Ages Michael Robson, Jens RAphrkasten. RETURN OF THE NATIVE Franciscan Education and Astrological Practice in the Medieval North of England ... the centuries leading up to the Reformation.1 After the swift es- tablishment of a system of governance and organisation, in place by ... Institute of Historical Research for the funding that permitted me to conduct the research upon which this chapter is based.

Title:Franciscan Organisation in the Mendicant Context
Author:Michael Robson, Jens Röhrkasten
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2010


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