This dissertation addresses questions concerning the relationship between Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaemeron and the Franciscan Joachite movement. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Franciscan Studies 63 () ST. BONAVENTURE’S COLLATIONES IN HEXAËMERON. The Structural Similarity Between the Itinerarium Mentis in Deum and the Collationes in Hexaemeron with Regard to Bonaventure’s Doctrine of God as First.

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Nevertheless, one should note that Bonaventure here uses it to identify not Israel, but 18 Development of this theme will be the substance of a chapter in the book I am cur- rently writing on the Collations on the Six Days. However, such consistency has often become an excuse to pay little or no attention to questions of genre, audience, rhetorical or literary structure, etc.

The balance has begun to be redressed in recent years, but I submit that we have not yet been able to read this text well because we have paid insufficient attention to its literary form. The author indicates in his book is also a clear value of the various writings. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. The result of his inquiry is a classic work of excellent historical scholarship on theological precedents, with a constructive theological end in mind.

He expresses all of this in Him, that is, in the Son or in that Center in medio or, in a sense, in his Art. Protreptic is another mode of persuasive discourse, the presenta- tion of and exhortation to the study of some practice, art, or skill.

Both macrocosm and microcosm have a center — for the former it is the sun; for the latter it is the heart, since the sun is the source of diffusion for astronomical motion the planets all fall under the influence of the sun and the heart is the source of diffusion for the ani- mating spirits hexaekeron allow the body to move. That is, he says what he may do, and above all what he wills to do. Yexaemeron the arguments in the air in Paris, it seems that Bonaventure aims not at one particular issue, but rather at the root that all hexaejeron issues share — the dangers of breaking apart piety and theology.


The latter is sophistic and destructive, the former is constructive and re- storative.

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In essence, ih is a theological introduction to Christianity, the Order and the Church. Emery and Jordan are able to illuminate the text in some remarkable ways through their interpretation, but such a view tends to focus on the textuality of the Collations, whereas I think their orality as performed discourse is essential to beginning to understand their method and their effect.

However, such reasoning finds what it is looking for — non-contingent exemplarity — in Christ himself. Drawing this series to a close, Bonaventure stays within the Apoca- lypse.

Those who attend to formal questions tend to view only the logical order of ideas without attention to the rhetorical structure of the work.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Bougerol notes that the Collationes, along with their sister series, the Collationes on the Ten Commandments and the Collationes on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, are more like sermons than like theological treatises, and yet they are not quite sermons collatoones.

Peperzak collaiones – Faith and Philosophy 15 2: As part of the synkrisis, the contrasting of alternative perspectives or forms of life, Bonaventure in- cludes discussion of Aristotle, philosophy, Averroism, the mendicant pov- erty controversy, and even, perhaps, a tacit argument with his Franciscan confrere Roger Bacon on the proper role of the liberal arts and experi- mental sciences, but these polemical comments are taken ckllationes into a larger and hesaemeron vital goal.

The Reportator does not mention his own name and cites Bonaventura only as the “lord and master of this work” “dominus et magister huius operis” and indicates that his transcript is “from the mouth of the speaker” “ab ore loquentis”.

However, the ecclesia is not simply that community identified structurally and bureaucratically with the Roman See; it is identified practically, i. Or had Greek thought allowed Christianity to see collatiiones eternal and universal significance of an historical event? Bonaventuras Theologie als Antwort auf die franziskanischen Joachiten Westfalen: The Concept and the Art. However, others such as Henri de Lubac and Herbert Grundmann have argued that the Collationes represent a rejection of anything which can be identified as Joachite theology.


The details and hexawmeron that are required for such an initiation extend beyond the lim- its of what Bonaventure is able to say at one sitting. In the course of this dissertation, I demonstrate that Bonaventure is attacking Joachite theology in the Collationes.

For him, comes first, the Bible as Holy Scripture. They lack the order of the assembly, and instead become a random gathering of beasts. The differ- ence is less substantive than focal. Vrin, In its exhortation, protreptic discourse contrasts alternative ways of life with the life of philosophy collaiones aims not only to persuade its audience but to engage them as well.

So the argument about philosophy is not so much for or against philosophy in principle, but rather an argument about the uses and, most emphatically, the limits, of such study. He colltiones forth seven categories or modes of knowing — essence, nature, distance, doctrine, moderation, justice, and hezaemeron, which correspond to seven disciplines or sciences Refer to Ta- ble 1.

Delorme, Collationes in hexaemeron et Bonaventuriana quaedam selecta ad fidem codd. Information on the circumstances of the presentation and the creation of his text, the author provides the shorter Reportatio A in an addition of the text of the only surviving manuscript of this Reportatio, which is kept today in Siena Biblioteca Comunale di Siena, cod.

St. Bonaventure’s “Collationes in Hexaemeron” and the Joachite controversy

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Skip to main content. In the Midst of the Assembly Coll. Collatkones such discussion fails to take account of the fact that Bonaventure discusses the the- ology of history in three collations out of 24!!