edited by Owen A. Colligan, OFM
Saint John of Damascus, also known as John Damascene, (c. 676 – 4 December 749) was a Syrian Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem. A polymath whose fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, before being ordained, he served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus, wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still in everyday use in Eastern Christian monasteries throughout the world. The Catholic Church regards him as a Doctor of the Church, often referred to as the Doctor of the Assumption due to his writings on the Assumption of Mary.
Essays by Jacques Dalarun, Carla Salvati and Michael Cusato, OFM
These essays offer critical examinations of the historical event. They present contemporary interpretations of how the stigmata narration developed and its meaning for our time.
by Hermann J. Schaluck, OFM
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The narratives - or, Fioretti (an anonymous collection of texts from the fourteenth century about the early days of the Franciscan family) - presented in this book attempt to draw from subjective experiences and events in today's Franciscan family on several continents and in many cultures. In the metaphors and comparisons of picturesque and sometimes unusual language, they present to Francis's brothers and sisters today's problems and challenges and the question of the meaning of the Franciscan heritage in contexts different from that of the Middle Ages.
edited by Romano Stephen Almagno and Conrad L. Harkins
This collection of more than 20 essays that are considered to be the nearest the heart, thought, and science of Ignatius Charles Brady and are presented in honor of this 20th century giant of Medieval scholarship.
Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
Edited by Timothy J. Johnson
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The twelfth volume of the BTTS Series provides the careful reader with rich meditation through the liturgical year as well as new insights into the spiritual and apostolic formation of Bonaventure’s Franciscan confreres.
"Bonaventure gives his readers more than mere material that can be adapted for a new generation of sermons. As Johnson elucidates in his valuable Introduction, Bonaventure is also consciously constructing within his Franciscan confreres a paradigm of the order's spirituality and apostolic activity. These carefully translated sermons are enjoyable to read, as they bring to life the driving forces underlying the spirituality of one of the great doctors of the Church."
--Carolyn Muessig, University of Bristol
by Gregorii Ariminensis O.E.S.A.
Gregory of Rimini (d. 1358), General of the Hermits to St. Augustine, was one of the Fourteenth Century thinkers who were influenced by both the writings of St. Augustine and by Ockhamism. It is not always easy to judge which influence was the stronger in reference to any particular theological or philosophical point. This facsimile of the orignal text will enable more scholars to clarify this issue and to study other significant ideas of a great representative of Late Scholasticism. Copies sold as is with imperfections in printers' cut of pages.
edited by Michael Cusato, OFM
This collection of essays was prepared to honor Zachary Hayes on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday. Its publication also marked the completion of thirty years of service by him at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Essays were contributed by J. A. Wayne Hellmann, Jacques-Guy Bougerol, Dominic Monti, Walter Principe, Thomas F. O'Meara, Bernard McGinn, Girard J. Etzkorn, Ingrid Peterson, David Tracy, Ewert Cousins, E. Randolph Daniel, David Burr, Allan B. Wolter and Michael Cusato.
by Gabriel Buescher, OFM STD
With a more detailed study of Ockham's teaching on the Eucharist, it is hoped, it will be determined whether the Venerable Inceptor was deserving of the suspicion and the blame heaped on his head by the ex-chancellor of Oxford and of the censure subsequently attached to some of his Eucharistic teachings by the papal commission at Avignon.
by Dominic J. Unger, OFM Cap
edited by Eligius Buytaert, OFM
Exegetes as well as other theologians will like to learn how the First-Gospel was understood by the Fathers of the Church and the modern scholars, as well as in official documents. Throughout the centuries Genesis 3:15 played an all-important role in Mariology. In 1854 Pope Pius IX appealed to the traditional interpretation of Genesis 3:15 as a proof for the Virgin Mother's immunity from sin, even original sin. The Pope held that a sufficient number of the Fathers and of ecclesiastical writers held the Christological and Marian interpretation of the First-gospel to warrant him to use it as an argument from Scripture for the complete victory of Mary over Satan, for her absolute immunity from all sin. Catholics in general accepted the Pope's interpretation. Only non-Catholics complained about the Pope's use of Genesis 3:15. This book provides an in-depth examination of Genesis and its connection to Mary's Immaculate Conception within the context of a pre-Vatican II environment.
edited by Arnulf Camps, OFM, and Pat McCloskey, OFM
Genghis Kahn and Francis of Assisi were contemporaries, but lived worlds apart. By the mid-1200s, their followers had encountered each one another in Karakorum (Mongolia). In 1294, John of Monte Corvino settled in Khanbaliq (Beijing) and began preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ in modern-day China. By the time of his death in 1328, friars from several countries had begun to build up a Church truly Chinese and truly Catholic. This book presents the life and work of the Friars Minor in China during the last 700 years. Based on 1,110 pages of scientific monographs, the text concentrates on the years 1925-1955 yet provides considerable information up through 1995. The Order of Friars Minor grew from John of Monte Corvino's early efforts beginning in 1294 to include 28 mission territories. In 1948 there were over 700 friars working in China, about 20% of whom were Chinese.