233. Stairway to Heaven: Bonaventure

Posted on 16 July 2015

Bonaventure argues that human knowledge depends on an illumination from God.

Further Reading

• P. Boehner and M.F. Laughlin (eds), Works of Saint Bonaventure, 15 vols (Saint Bonaventure NY: 1955-2010).

• J.G. Bougerol, Introduction to the Works of Bonaventure (New York: 1964).

• C.M. Cullen, Bonaventure (Oxford: 2006).

• E. Gilson, The Christian Philosophy of St. Bonaventure, trans. D.I. Trethowan and F.J. Sheed (London: 1940).

• J.M. Hammond, J.A. Wayne Hellmann, and J. Goff (eds), A Companion to Bonaventure (Leiden: 2014).

• C.L. Löwe, "Bonaventure on the Soul and its Powers," Vivarium 59 (2021), 10-32.

• A. Speer, “Bonaventure and the Question of a Medieval Philosophy,” Medieval Philosophy and Theology 6 (1997), 25-46.

• A. Speer, “Illumination and Certitude: The Foundation of Knowledge in Bonaventure,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (2011), 127-41.

Stanford Encyclopedia: Bonaventure




Funny you ask, that's the episode I'm working on now (hoping to write the script tomorrow, I have done the research already). I thought I would put them in between the Franciscans and Dominicans, kind of as a break from all the scholasticism. They will be episode 237, which will come right after the summer break so I'm afraid it will be a couple of months yet.

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