Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis: Men of Gesture

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


The popularity of Francis and Francis - as well as the anger of some - may be connected to their ability to communicate through gestures. A gesture is a tactical practice, as described by Michel de Certeau. It results in ambiguous realities, not the least with respect to the identities of the gesturer him- or herself.
Period6 Nov 2019
Event titleThe Franciscan Legacy from the 13th Century to the 21st: Assessing the Continuing Significance of St Francis and Franciscan Traditions of Theology, Spirituality, and Action
Event typeConference
LocationDurham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational