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The Resource Joan : the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint, Donald Spoto

Joan : the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint, Donald Spoto

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Joan : the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint
Title
Joan
Title remainder
the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint
Statement of responsibility
Donald Spoto
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • According to biographer and theologian Spoto, Joan of Arc is a girl for the 21st century. She asserted and fought for the ideal that nations shouldn't invade and occupy others for the sake of empire building, a message to contemplate in today's political landscape. But it's unfair to read our contemporary concerns back into her 15th-century story, says Spoto. In this engaging and at times gripping biography, he examines Joan's life and particularly her faith in the face of a church threatened by her visions. Spoto details what is known or surmised about Joan's early life and military career, but the book's most fascinating aspect is the suspenseful day-by-day account of her year-long trial and conviction for heresy. Here we see the Maid's (as she called herself) sense of God's instructions for her life, and her efforts to obey God above all else, including earthly church authority. Spoto helps us understand her threat to political and ecclesiastical figures. The only person to have been condemned for heresy and later sainted, Joan of Arc continues to capture the popular imagination and is, Spoto argues, "the sign that God is free to act as He wills to act, not as we presume He ought to act."
  • "Since her death at the age of nineteen in 1431, Joan of Arc has maintained a remarkable hold on our collective imagination. She was a teenager of astonishing common sense and a national heroine who led men in battle as a courageous warrior. Yet she was also abandoned by the king whose coronation she secured, betrayed by her countrymen, and sold to the enemy. In this meticulously researched biography, Donald Spoto expertly captures this astonishing life and the times in which she lived. Neither wife nor nun, neither queen nor noblewoman, neither philosopher nor stateswoman, Joan of Arc demonstrates that anyone who follows their heart has the power to change history."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spoto, Donald
Dewey number
  • 944/.026/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DC103
LC item number
.S68 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Christian women saints
  • Joan
Label
Joan : the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint, Donald Spoto
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of war and occupation (1412-1423) -- Visions (1424-1427) -- Tomorrow, not later (January 1428-February 1429) -- Armor and a household (March-April 1429) -- The new Deborah (April-June 1429) -- "I won't fly away!" (May-July 1429) -- A leap of faith (August 1429-December 1430) -- Cunning and clothes (January-February 1431) -- A dress for a mass (March 1431) -- A matter of honor (April-May 1431)
Control code
84655969
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780060815172
Lccn
2007272838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)84655969
Label
Joan : the mysterious life of the heretic who became a saint, Donald Spoto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-222)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of war and occupation (1412-1423) -- Visions (1424-1427) -- Tomorrow, not later (January 1428-February 1429) -- Armor and a household (March-April 1429) -- The new Deborah (April-June 1429) -- "I won't fly away!" (May-July 1429) -- A leap of faith (August 1429-December 1430) -- Cunning and clothes (January-February 1431) -- A dress for a mass (March 1431) -- A matter of honor (April-May 1431)
Control code
84655969
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780060815172
Lccn
2007272838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)84655969

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