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Christopher M. Cullen


This book is a brief introduction to the thought of the great Franciscan theologian St. Bonaventure (c.1217-74). It focuses on the long-debated relation between philosophy and theology in the work of this important but neglected thinker, revealing Bonaventure as a great synthesizer. The book's exposition shows in a new and more nuanced way Bonaventure's debt to Augustine, while making clear how he was influenced by Aristotle. The book is organized according to the categories of Bonaventure's own classic text: De reductione artium ad theologiam. Part I is devoted to the definition of Christian ... More

Keywords: philosophy, theology, Augustine, Aristotle, Christianity, physics, metaphysics, moral philosophy, the Trinity, Creation

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195149258
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149258.001.0001


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Christopher M. Cullen, author
Fordham University
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