Bonaventure (Paperback)

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The great Franciscan theologian St. Bonaventure (c.1217-74) engaged in philosophy as well as theology, and the relation between the two in Bonaventure's work has long been debated. Yet, few studies have been devoted to Bonaventure's thought as a whole. In this survey, Christopher M. Cullen
reveals Bonaventure as a great synthesizer, whose system of thought bridged the gap between theology and philosophy.
The book is organized according to the categories of Bonaventure's own classic text, De reductione artium ad theologiam. Cullen follows Bonaventure's own division of the branches of philosophy and theology, analyzing them as separate but related entities. He shows that Bonaventure was a scholastic,
whose mysticism was grounded in systematic theological and philosophical reasoning. He presents a fresh and nuanced perspective on Bonaventure's debt to Augustine, while clarifying Aristotle's influence. Cullen also puts Bonaventure's ideas in context of his time and place, contributing
significantly to our understanding of the medieval world.
This accessible introduction provides a much-needed overview of Bonaventure's thought. Cullen offers a clear and rare reading of "Bonaventurianism" in and for itself, without the complications of critique and comparison. This book promises to become a standard text on Bonaventure, useful for
students and scholars of philosophy, theology, medieval studies, and the history of Christianity.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195149265
SKU 202029593
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195149262
Release Date 6/16/2009
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Number of Pages 0251
Publisher Oxford University Press
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