233. Stairway to Heaven: Bonaventure

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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




mehmet on 19 July 2015

What happened to Hadejwich

What happened to Hadejwich and Mechtilde?

In reply to by mehmet

Peter Adamson on 20 July 2015

Hadewijch and Mechtild

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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