Writings on the Spiritual Life (Works of St. Bonaventure - Volume X)

By: St. Bonaventure; Introduction-F. Edward Coughlin; Preface-Zachary Hayes

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NEW! Factory Sealed.. . . . . . . This volume contains selected spiritual and theological texts by St. Bonaventure. The texts included are: A.) The Threefold Way -- B.) On the Perfection of Life -- C.) On Governing the Soul -- D.) The Soliloquium: A Dialogue on the Four Spiritual Exercises. . . . . . An appendix includes four additional texts that provide some important and helpful clarifications on aspects of the Seraphic Doctor’s theology of the spiritual life found in this volume. The general introduction to this volume limits itself to providing a summary overview of the theology of the spiritual life as articulated by St. Bonaventure. In addition, each text is preceded by a brief introduction. Notes that explain or define some of Bonaventure’s key concepts as well as cross-references to related passages in other Bonaventurian texts are provided. . . . . . . TOC: * PREFACE -- * FORWARD -- * INTRODUCTION: The Journey of the Heart Into Wisdom ------------- 1.) Bonaventure: Disciple, Teacher, Mystical Theologian ------------- 2.) The Human Person: Made in the Image of God -- 2a.) The Human Person: Formed Right and Upright -- 2b.) The Rational Spirit: An Image of the Triune God -- 2c.) The Soul, Deformed by Sin -- 2d.) The Soul, Reformed by Grace -- 2e.) Some Conclusions ------------- 3.) The Threefold Journey Into Wisdom -- 3a.) Hierarchy, The Meaning of the Concept -- 3b.) The Three Hierarchizing Activities -- 3b1.) The Purgative Way -- 3b2.) The Illuminative Way -- 3b3.) The Perfective/Unitive Way -- 3c.) Conclusion ------------- 4.) The Texts In Translation -- 4a.) The Interpretation of Classical Texts 4b.) The Translation, Technical Notes -- 4c.) Reading the Texts in Different -- 4d.) Historical Contexts ------------- 5.) Some Conclusions ------------- 6.) Selected Texts in Translation - Translated by Dr. Girard Etzkorn -- 6a.) The Threefold Way -- 6b.) On the Perfection of Life Addressed to the Sisters -- 6c.) On Governing the Soul -- 6d.) Soliloquium -- 6di.) Outline of the Soliloquium ------------- APPENDIX: Four Supplemental Texts -- 7.) Commentary on Book II of the Sentences -- 7a.) Prologue Translated by Dr. Girard Etzkorn -- 7b.) On the Way of Life Translated by Dr. Oleg Bychkov -- 7c.) On Holy Saturday Translated by Robert J. Karris, OFM -- 7d.) The Monday After Palm Sunday Translated by Robert J. Karris, OFM ------------- * BIBLIOGRAPHY -- * INDEX: of Sacred Scripture -- * INDEX: Ecclesiastical Writers -- * INDEX: Philosophical Writers

Title: Writings on the Spiritual Life (Works of St. Bonaventure - Volume X)

Author Name: St. Bonaventure; Introduction-F. Edward Coughlin; Preface-Zachary Hayes

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Publisher: Franciscan Institute: 2006

ISBN Number: 157659162X

ISBN Number 13: 9781576591628

Size: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

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