Breviloquium (Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. 9) by St. Bonaventure, Dominic Monti, Robert J. Karris

By St. Bonaventure, Dominic Monti, Robert J. Karris

One of many works of Bonaventure that demonstrates his ability in "the divine artwork of synthesis" and is taken into account "the capstone of his educational career." this is often Bonaventure's accomplished presentation of Christian doctrine in a sort compatible for tutorial reasons. it may be utilized by someone with an curiosity within the writings of the Seraphic health care professional.

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See Th H'd,den Center ew or . , . Hayes, e' (II 237-41)' Hugh of St. , 9 ' praen · l' 3 and 5 (PL 175: 929·30, 931-32). H~erarch~am Cae l es t em, . 25 Gen 7:21ff. Cf. Augustine, De Gen. 35: ''This age should be regarded as the infancy of the whole world ... the flood came like the evening of this day, because our infancy too is wiped out by the flood of forgetfulness" (PL 34: 190), trans. Roland Teske, On Genesis, FC 84 (Washington, 1991), 83·84. SeeJ. de Ghellinck, "Iuventus, gravitas, senectus," Studia Mediaeualia.

Although ultimately culled from Augostine (De doct. chris. 14 [PL 34: 71 If. and 421. 5-8 [49511. PROLOGUE 21 plainly signifY some truth of our faith or of some correct principle of morality. For instance, if the text says: The sheep all bear twins,53 the interpreter must show that here 'sheep' mean human beings, and 'twins,' the two kinds of love. The third rule is this: When a certain Scriptural passage has a possible literal and spiritual meaning, the interpreter ought to judge whether that passage relates better to the literal or to a spiritual meaning - if, that is, it cannot be accepted in both senses.

18:"It is sense perception alone which is adequate for grasping the particulars: they cannot be the object of scientific knowledge" (81b 6-7), trans. Richard McKeon, The Basic Works ofAristotle (New York: Random House, 1941), 136. Cf. dub. 3 (III, 530). "Matt 24:25. "Matt 5:18-19. PROLOGUE SECTION 19 6 THE MODE OF EXPOUNDING HOLY SCRIPTURE 1. Because Scripture has this special mode of proceeding, it should be understood and expounded i? a way that corresponds to it. Since it hides several meanmgs under a single text, the expositor must bring hidden things to light;49 that is, once a meaning has been brought forth, to clarify it through another, more evident Scriptural passage.

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