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Redeeming the Age in Which We Live: Ignazio Silone’s The Story of a Humble Christian

School of Management, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Religions 2019, 10(9), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10090494
Received: 15 July 2019 / Revised: 17 August 2019 / Accepted: 20 August 2019 / Published: 22 August 2019
This essay explores Ignazio Silone’s seldom considered book, “The Story of a Humble Christian.” Part memoir, history, and theatre, this book tells the story of Pope Celestine V, the first, and until Benedict XVI, the only pope to resign. The book lends itself to an interpretation that applies a consideration of Silone’s recently revealed and complicated biography with a reflection on the current occupant of the papacy, Pope Francis, as a way to articulate how flawed humans can experience transcendent and transformative possibilities when they lead with humility. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ignazio Silone; humility; Celestine V; Pope Francis; leadership; organizational behavior; transcendence; identity Ignazio Silone; humility; Celestine V; Pope Francis; leadership; organizational behavior; transcendence; identity
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Connor, K.R. Redeeming the Age in Which We Live: Ignazio Silone’s The Story of a Humble Christian. Religions 2019, 10, 494.

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