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Named The Prince of Mystics by Leo XIII, Bonaventure 1217 1274 , friar and professor at the University of Paris, was considered a great spiritual master in his own lifetime.
  • Title: Bonaventure: The Soul's Journey into God, the Tree of Life, the Life of St. Francis (Classics of Western Spirituality)
  • Author: Bonaventure Ewert Cousins Ignatius Brady
  • ISBN: 9780809121212
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback

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Dan Glover Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
This is how I imagine spiritual theology would be if it were written by an on-fire, meditative, deeply orthodox and copiously learned systematic theologian who was also a quantum physicist and complex mathematician who enjoyed contemplating the hypostatic union and the triune interrelationships, all in the context of what/how the entire external universe and the internal universe of the mind/soul can tell us about, and draw us into relation with, God. In the end, the cross of Christ stands at th [...]
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Frank Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
This book has three of Bonaventure's most famous works done in the 1200s. The Soul's Journey into God; the Tree of Life and the Life of St. Francis. I struggled with the Soul's Journey in understanding what I was reading.It was one of those books that after I read it I wasn't sure what I had just read. Maybe if studied it woud have been better. Maybe it was becasue it was written nearly a thousand years ago even though mordernized it was a style that I stuggled with. The Tree of Life was not muc [...]
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David Withun Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
The three writings of St. Bonaventure contained in this volume are like a crash course in medieval mysticism. "The Soul's Journey into God" provides a (largely Christian Platonic) itinerary from the world of material things to the Divine. "The Tree of Life" is a mystical meditation on the life of Christ. And the "Life of St. Francis" is the best medieval hagiography of the great saint from Assisi. A worthy read for a Christian and a necessary read for anyone interested in mysticism and/or mediev [...]
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Dana Kraft Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
Weighty, as you might imagine, but I like to read source material, so I enjoyed it, especially: - the translation notes on the Latin word "legenda", which didn't mean back then what it means to us today- the 'biography" of Francis of Assisi, although it's definitely an "authorized" biography- the end of "The Soul's Journey into God", which has some thought-provoking stuff about the limits of human rationalityQuote from "Soul's Journey":"But if you wish to know how these things come about,ask gra [...]
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Humphrey Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
Team Bonaventure! In all seriousness, his emphasis of the created world is something I find particularly refreshing in the tradition of mystical theology. One of my perfered theologians, even if he is a bit overly methodical at times.
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Greg Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
Bonaventure is a towering figure in the development of the Catholic Church. That is not to say that his work is easily understood. Cousins, in the introduction, states, “In the 13th century he flourished during that brief period when spirituality and speculation were not yet separated. It was still possible for him to produce a speculative system with spirituality at its core and a spiritual syntheses enhanced by theoretical reflection. With 13th-century genius for speculative synthesis, he pr [...]
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Brian Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
Read 2nd of the three books included in this volume, Tree of Life, a devotional treatise on the life of Jesus. Worshipful and beautiful, notwithstanding the occasional faulty exegesis and flawed theology.
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Tamara Aug 17, 2019 - 16:47 PM
"The friars humbly cast themselves on the ground before God's servant and received the command of obedience in a spirit of joy." Bonaventure speaks of St. Francis.
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Bonaventure: The Soul's Journey into God, the Tree of Life, the Life of St. Francis (Classics of Western Spirituality) By Bonaventure Ewert Cousins Ignatius Brady Named The Prince of Mystics by Leo XIII, Bonaventure 1217 1274 , friar and professor at the University of Paris, was considered a great spiritual master in his own lifetime.

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