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University of South Africa

1. Share, Mary Elizabeth. The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition .

Degree: 2009, University of South Africa

In this doctoral thesis, The Spirituality and Mysticism of Nature in the Early Franciscan Tradition, I have begun with an attempt to clarify the notions of spirituality and mysticism. The former, was seen as an approach to God embodied in outlook, practice and lifestyle, and the latter, mysticism, was defined as a felt awareness and knowledge of the presence of God. My hypothesis is that nature played a very important part in both the spirituality and mysticism of Saint Francis of Assisi, and in the spirituality of the movement he founded. In a systematic attempt to investigate my theme, I began with a study of the chief places associated with Francis. They present a kind of mirror of his soul and reveal, I believe, a good deal about his outlook and way of living. They tend to be remote and solitary places, often high in the mountains or near water, often desolate and harsh and usually beautiful, and what was later to become known as `romantic'. I turned then to the world of nature, beginning with the celestial bodies, sun, moon and the stars, and the elements of the sub-lunar world. The world of living things, fruits and flowers, animals, wild beasts and tame, fish and birds was examined. Nearly all the evidence here came from that collection of Franciscan stories and anecdotes which forms one of the great treasuries of stories in world literature. The fourth chapter was devoted to the poetry of Francis, above all to the Praises of God and The Canticle of the Creatures. After examining the circumstances of its composition, I took the stanzas one by one and examined them in the light of what they reveal of Francis spirituality and mysticism. The purpose of chapter five was to gather the fruits of my research and evaluate the hypothesis I proposed. I concluded that Francis, incorporated nature into his spirituality and mysticism in a very original way. I hold that Francis was a great nature mystic, and that his nature spirituality is still full of vigor and potential for the future. Advisors/Committee Members: Karecki, M.M. (Prof.) (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Francis of Assisi; Spirituality; Christian spirituality; Creation; Ecological Consciousness; Environment; Franciscan spirituality; Nature spirituality; Mysticism; Christian mysticism; Cosmic mysticism; Mystical; Mystical experience; Mystical theology

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APA (6th Edition):

Share, M. E. (2009). The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1297

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Share, Mary Elizabeth. “The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed November 11, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1297.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Share, Mary Elizabeth. “The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition .” 2009. Web. 11 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Share ME. The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. [cited 2019 Nov 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1297.

Council of Science Editors:

Share ME. The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1297


University of South Africa

2. Moyo, Thandi Elsie. Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness .

Degree: 2009, University of South Africa

Globalization has turned the world into one ”huge village”. Various nations and cultures have integrated during this process and multiculturalism has resulted. Yet, many people are struggling to accept one another as members of one ”global village”. The difference in culture, race and ethnicity are creating barriers amongst the various nations. These hurdles prevent many communities from living in peace and harmony. Religious community are also facing similar struggles. The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (FIC) and other international congregations are called by the Bible and the church to give hope of unity in a diverse cultural context. These congregations are challenged on a continuous basis to search for processes that will assist them to take up their prophetic dimension in witnessing the possibility of living multicultural life in unity. Advisors/Committee Members: Karecki, M.M. (Prof.) (advisor), De Beer, S.F. (Dr.) (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Multicultural living; Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception; Culture; Missionary; Community life; Consecrated life; Unity; Gospel living; Church documents; Prophetic witness; Franciscan family; Insertion; Analysis; Theological reflection; Change of attitudes; Conversion; Process; Vision

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APA (6th Edition):

Moyo, T. E. (2009). Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1242

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Moyo, Thandi Elsie. “Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness .” 2009. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed November 11, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1242.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Moyo, Thandi Elsie. “Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness .” 2009. Web. 11 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Moyo TE. Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2009. [cited 2019 Nov 11]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1242.

Council of Science Editors:

Moyo TE. Multicultural living in the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: a prophetic witness . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1242

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