"The unsophisticated and unrealistic way in which Francis tried to make the Sermon on the Mount the rule of his 'new People' is not understood properly if we designate it as 'idealism'...it is understandable only as...eschatological confidence..."
(Joseph Ratzinger, The Theology of History in St. Bonaventure, trans. Zachary Hayes, 40)
Wow. This Franciscan thing ain't idealism but eschatology. Is he right?
I can already tell that this book is going to change my life.