by Petà Dunstan
is the history of The Society of Saint Francis in the European Province.
'The Society of Saint Francis is one of the best-known Religious Communities in the Anglican Communion. This
Poor Sort is the first full history of its development: from the struggles of the 1920s, through its rapid
growth in the post-war years, to the present day, all placed against the background of contemporary events in society
and the Church.
Dr Dunstan draws on both archival material and extensive interviews, and This Poor Sort is the fruit of
lengthy and extensive research. This compelling account will appeal to academics and general readers alike. It
is both a scholarly book of historical reference and a human story of courage and faith.'
Dr Petà Dunstan is Senior Librarian of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge and
a Fellow of Saint Edmund's College within the University.
Seven whole days, not one in seven, I will praise thee;
In my heart, though not in heaven, I can raise thee;
Small it is, in this poor sort, to enrol thee:
E'en eternity's too short to extol thee.
George Herbert (1593-1632) Anglican Divine
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