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Presentation on St. Francis at the UofR this Thursday (1/27)

January 25th, 2011, Promulgated by b a

Let’s hope I didn’t screw up the date this time like I usually do. I don’t know anything about this professor or the event, but it could prove to be interesting:

Medieval Society Presentation–Prof. William R. Cook

Francis Assisi
Robbins Library, Rush Rhees Library
January 27, 2011 5:00pm – 6:00pm

The Medieval Society will be hosting a presentation by Professor William R. Cook of SUNY Geneseo on Thursday, January 27 at 5pm in the Robbins Library, 4th floor, Rush Rhees Library. Professor Cook is a distinguished scholar of ancient and medieval studies. His lecture will be entitled, “Francis of Assisi: A Man of the 13th Century and a Man for the 21st Century.” We hope to see you there.

Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) came from a small city in central Italy. It is easy to dismiss him as a historical curiosity because he is from such a different place and remote time. However, there are striking parallels between his era and ours. I will suggest what some of those parallels are, how Francis creatively addressed the issues of his day, and how a knowledge of Francis can help us creatively to address the issues of our time.



7 Responses to “Presentation on St. Francis at the UofR this Thursday (1/27)”

  1. Mike says:

    Prof. Cook is one of the presenters on The Teaching Company‘s “Francis of Assisi.”

    I haven’t listened to this particular course but most of the reviews seem positive.

  2. Choirloft says:

    Professor Cook is involved with the Abbey of the Genesee. I like his style and his content seems orthodox enough.

  3. Nerina says:

    I’ve heard Professor Cook on Al Kresta’s show. He seems very knowledgeable and orthodox. Should be a good presentation.

  4. Courtney says:

    I took the class on Dante he co-teaches with Dr. Ron Herzman at Geneseo. They are both fascinating to listen to…and I think their Dante course is available from the Teaching Company as well.

  5. Ben Anderson says:

    I’m probably going to go. If anyone else is and is interested in meeting up before or after – let me know.

  6. Choirloft says:

    I sure would like to go, but I have rehearsal. Let us know how it went.

  7. Ben Anderson says:

    just got back from this – it was excellent. Will probably get a post up about it at some point.

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