The Tau: The Origins & Franciscan Tradition (paperback)

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THE TAU
The Origins & Franciscan
Tradition of the Symbol


There has been much speculation about how and why St. Francis adopted the symbol of the Tau rather than one of the many others that would have been familiar to him as a well-educated person. He did not leave a statement about it, and his early companions did not offer insight on the matter.

Nevertheless, author Enrico Sciamanna says, Francis adopted it intensely and completely, as a tangible sign of Christian devotion. Here he summarizes previous studies and interpretations, examining new approaches to answer some of these questions. He also traces the enduring symbol's history and use over the centuries.

80 pages, paperback, 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"