Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Poets of Divine LoveThe Rhetoric of Franciscan Spiritual Poetry$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alessandro Vettori

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823223251

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FORDHAM SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Fordham University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FSO for personal use (for details see http://www.fordham.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 October 2017

Origins of the Canon

Origins of the Canon

Chapter:
(p.79) 4 Origins of the Canon
Source:
Poets of Divine Love
Author(s):

Alessandro Vettori

Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823223251.003.0004

Theologically, a return to the beginning implies the radical idea of bringing back the state of humanity depicted in the biblical myth of creation, when man and woman were nude and had not yet undergone temptation and Fall; their relation to each other and to nature remained harmonious and flawless. The poetics of the “Canticle” proposes a view of pre-Fall creation as depicted in the Book of Genesis. Creatures punctuate “The Canticle of Brother Sun,” also known as the “Canticum creaturarum.” All creatures owe their existence to God. All elements in the “Canticle” point to the recovered, renovated, and restored status of creation: as the cosmos was new at the moment of creation, it is now perceived by Francis, because of his accomplished purification, as renewed.

Keywords:   Canticle, The Canticle of Brother Sun, Canticum creaturarum, creation, temptation, poetics, cosmos

Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .