Světec nebo blázen? Důvěra podle svatého Františka v románu Chuďásek Boží Nikose Kazantzakise

Title in English A Saint or a Fool? St Francis’s Trust in the Novel Saint Francis by Nikos Kazantzakis


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Capoccinorum Boziniensia VI
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords St Francis of Assisi; Nikos Kazantzakis; the novel Saint Francis; franciscan spirituality; holiness; folly
Description The article A Saint or a Fool? examines the motif of trust in the novel called St Francis by the Greek writer of the first half of the twentieth century, Nikos Kazatzakis. It proves that trust is an essential element of experiencing franciscan spirituality that is based on the Father-child relationship. Based on the interpretation of the text the article searches for the origin and impact of trust and also analyzes the attitude of the character of St Francis of Assisi towards God´s presence in everything that is created.
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