Simply Bonaventure 2nd. edition

An Introduction to His Life, Thought, and Writings


Author: Ilia Delio

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565481615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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“Simply Bonaventure may very well become the standard English introduction to Bonaventure’s thought for college and graduate school teachers and students.” Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM Professor of Church History Franciscan School of Theology Graduate Theological Union Berkeley, California. Simply Bonaventure provides an introduction to the life, thought and writings of the medieval Franciscan, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. The majority of the work is devoted to Bonaventure’s theology, which is summarized according to his own metaphysical scheme of origin (God), purpose (creation), and destiny (goal of creation). His trinitarian, Christocentric theology is highly relevant to a global world and to the postmodern Christian experience. Sr. Delio’s work is the first to provide a comprehensive view of Bonaventure’s theology, together with an introduction to his life and writings, and to place his theology in dialogue with contemporary human experience. “With this book Ilia Delio has provided a long needed introduction to Bonaventure’s thought. But she has done more than merely open the door to Bonaventure’s world. Because of the depth of her own mature scholarly and spiritual insight, her book can enrich not only beginners but seasoned Bonaventure scholars as well.” Ewert Cousins Editor and Translator of the Bonaventure volume in The Classics of Western Spirituality “Ilia Delio's work combines the adroit use of primary sources, the best of critical commentaries on Bonaventure's thought, and contemporary questions to take the reader on an exciting journey into the heart of one of the medieval period's most dynamic Franciscan thinkers.” Joseph P. Chinnici, O.F.M. “This fine book is deeply rooted in the very best scholarship yet presented in a gentle spirit and un-intimidating style. Those who study it carefully will gain not only a renewed appreciation of a truly great theologian and saint, but also an admiration for the loving way in which Delio has treated his spiritual vision. I strongly recommend this work to anyone interested in the very best spiritual writing.” John F. Haught Professor of Theology Georgetown University

Singing at the Winepress

Ecclesiastes and the Ethics of Work


Author: Tyler Atkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567659933

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 2745

Atkinson uses Qoheleth's work ethic to provide an analysis of Ecclesiastes, utilising the writings of St Bonaventure and Martin Luther. Reading Ecclesiastes within a penitential framework, Bonaventure offers a version of the contemptus mundi tradition that is rooted in his metaphysics. His commentary is ethically significant for the way he detects the vice of curiousity precipitating a perceptual rupture wherein vanity comes to signify sin and guilt. Luther, on the other hand, interprets Solomon as a wise economic-political administrator who preaches the good news of God's involvement in quotidian existence. This understanding enables Luther to read Ecclesiastes eschatologically, with labour being seen as a locus of divine activity. One may thus read Solomon's refrain as an invitation to labour with the expectation of receiving God's gifts in the present. Finally, Atkinson suggests that Ecclesiastes enhances current conversations regarding the theology and ethics of work by working the doctrinal foci of protology and eschatology through Christology. The presence of the Word, then, can be found now only in the preaching and sacraments of the church, but also in the labour of the worker.

Body of Christ Incarnate for You

Conceptualizing God's Desire for the Flesh


Author: Adam Pryor

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498522696

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 6052

Drawing on phenomenologies of the flesh and the erotic, this book provides a constructive approach to the incarnation. It offers a typology of critical themes addressed by the doctrine’s history and considers how understanding the body in ways that break down the Enlightenment subject/object distinction creates new avenues for understanding the incarnation.

On Earth as It Is in Heaven

Cultivating a Contemporary Theology of Creation


Author: David Vincent Meconi S.J.

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802873502

Category: Religion

Page: 326

View: 7343

With the 2015 publication of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si', many people of faith have found themselves challenged to seek new ways of addressing serious ecological questions -- issues essential to the flourishing of all creatures and not just human beings. This volume brings together fifteen select scholars to consider pressing contemporary environmental concerns through the lens of Catholic theology. Drawing from the early church fathers and other authoritative voices in the Christian tradition, the contributors to On Earth as It Is in Heaven show how ancient, creedal Christianity offers significant insights into our current ecological dilemmas and speaks powerfully about what it means for us today to care well for God's good creation. CONTRIBUTORS and TOPICS Robert Louis Wilken on honoring centipedes and toads -- and all of God's created works Christopher J. Thompson on not reducing creatures to "resources" solely to be "used" Steven A. Long on understanding the created order as a participation in the divine, eternal law Marie George on human stewardship of creation as both kingship and kinship Matthew Levering on "be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth" -- a good idea? Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF, on sustainability from a Franciscan perspective John A. Cuddeback on land use and household stewardship Faith Pawl on animal flourishing and suffering Paul M. Blowers on evolutionary theory and the promise of restoration for all creation Christopher A. Franks on Job, poverty, gratitude, and "a gentle life" Jonathan J. Sanford on how Aristotle and Maritain illuminate our obligation to care for creation Paige E. Hochschild on contemplating rather than dominating nature, building on Augustine and George Grant Chris Killheffer on how monastic sources help us rethink gluttony and its remedies David Vincent Meconi, SJ, on the wonderful, awe-filled interrelationship between creatures and their Creator Esther Mary Nickel, RSM, on the liturgy as the space in which all creation is consecrated before the cross of Christ

The Church Historians of England

Reformation Period


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 1401

This series consists of The life and defence of John Foxe, with his Prefaces, Kalender of martyrs, and Acts and monuments.



Author: Christopher M. Cullen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195149258

Category: History

Page: 251

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Presents an introduction to the thought of the great Franciscan theologian, St Bonaventure. This book focuses on the relation between philosophy and theology in the work of this thinker, presenting Bonaventure as a great synthesizer. It is organized according to the categories of Bonaventure's classic text, "De reductione artium ad theologiam".

History of Philosophy

Augustine to Scotus


Author: Frederick Charles Copleston

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809100668

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 906

A detailed study, designed for use in Catholic seminaries, of classical philosophy, stressing the theories of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and their followers

History of Philosophy Volume 2

Medieval Philosophy


Author: Frederick Copleston

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826468963

Category: Philosophy

Page: 624

View: 8705

Copleston, an Oxford Jesuit and specialist in the history of philosophy, created his history as an introduction for Catholic ecclesiastical seminaries. The 11-volume series gives an accessible account of each philosopher's work, and explains their relationship to the work of other philosophers.

Apologetic for Filioque in Medieval Theology


Author: Dennis Ngien

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN: 9781842272763

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 1844

This study examines the defence of the filioque clause by four medieval theologians in the Catholic Church and seeks to show why it mattered so much to them. The book opens with a history of the filioque to provide the essential background. Ngien then carefully sets each theologian's rational defence within the broader context, making this book much more than a discussion of the one contentious clause, but also a general introduction to medieval conceptions of the Trinity.

Understanding Watchman Nee

Spirituality, Knowledge, and Formation


Author: Dongsheng John Wu

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875732

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 3509

This book situates Nee's view within the rich heritage of the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox spiritual traditions, and thus renders Nee's thought more intelligible to Christians of both evangelical and more liberal persuasions. In this book Dongsheng John Wu examines Watchman Nee's thought on the spiritual life, focusing on the relationship between spiritual formation and spiritual knowledge. Different ways of acquiring spiritual understanding are explored, including the respective roles of divine illumination, intellectual studies, and life circumstances. Understanding Watchman Nee begins by synthesizing strategic aspects of Nee's teachings as well as formative events and sources in the development of Nee's own spirituality and theology. It then utilizes the critical work of contemporary theologian Mark McIntosh to bring Nee's voice into dialogue with some important figures in the history of Christian spirituality. Such interactions reveal that Nee's crucial theological convictions exhibit strong parallels with related themes found in the church's spiritual or mystical treasures.