By Christopher M. Cullen
The nice Franciscan theologian St. Bonaventure (c.1217-74) engaged in philosophy in addition to theology, and the relation among the 2 in Bonaventure's paintings has lengthy been debated. but, few experiences were dedicated to Bonaventure's concept as an entire. during this survey, Christopher M. Cullen finds Bonaventure as a very good synthesizer, whose procedure of concept bridged the distance among theology and philosophy.
The e-book is geared up in response to the kinds of Bonaventure's personal vintage textual content, De reductione artium advert theologiam. Cullen follows Bonaventure's personal department of the branches of philosophy and theology, reading them as separate yet comparable entities. He indicates that Bonaventure was once a scholastic, whose mysticism was once grounded in systematic theological and philosophical reasoning. He offers a clean and nuanced standpoint on Bonaventure's debt to Augustine, whereas clarifying Aristotle's impact. Cullen additionally places Bonaventure's principles in context of his time and position, contributing considerably to our figuring out of the medieval world.
This obtainable creation presents a much-needed assessment of Bonaventure's idea. Cullen bargains a transparent and infrequent interpreting of "Bonaventurianism" in and for itself, with no the issues of critique and comparability. This booklet gives you to develop into a regular textual content on Bonaventure, necessary for college kids and students of philosophy, theology, medieval stories, and the background of Christianity.