By Massimo A. Rondolino
This ebook examines the possibility of undertaking experiences in comparative hagiology, via parallel literary and ancient analyses of religious lifestyles writings referring to particular non secular contexts. particularly, it specializes in a comparative research of the early resources at the medieval Christian Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) and the Tibetan Buddhist Milarepa (c. 1052-1135), as much as and together with the so-called ‘standard types’ in their lifestyles tales written through Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1221-1274) and Tsangnyön Heruka (1452-1507) respectively.
The ebook hence demonstrates how within the social and non secular contexts of either 1200s Italy and 1400s Tibet, narratives of the lives, deeds and teachings of 2 members well-known as non secular champions have been obvious because the best potential to advertise religious, doctrinal and political agendas. hence, besides being hugely correct to these learning hagiographical assets, this ebook should be of curiosity to students operating around the fields of faith, the comparative examine of spiritual phenomena, in addition to background and literature within the pre-modern period.
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Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa (Sanctity in Global Perspective) by Massimo A. Rondolino