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Harmony of Goodness, The — Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus

By Mary Beth Ingham
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Release Date: July 2012
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Since the first publication of John Duns Scotus: The Harmony of Goodness
in 1996, much work has appeared in print on Scotus’s theological and
philosophical vision including the gradual completion of the Vatican
edition of Scotus’s Ordinatio. Various congresses and international
gatherings continue to highlight the important significance of this
great medieval thinker for the new millennium. Drawing upon the
work of several significant scholars combined with her own deepened
conviction that understanding Scotus’s moral philosophy and theology
must be understood within the broader context of Franciscan spirituality
including the role of Stoic and monastic influences on the medieval
Franciscans, Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J., offers this new edition of John
Duns Scotus: The Harmony of Goodness. Scotus’s articulation of a moral
vision to lived harmony and to moral living as a path of beauty is offered
anew by Ingham in this new edition.

Mary Beth Ingham's The Harmony of Goodness offers a finely tuned study of John Dun Scotus, marked by clarity and conviction. No one is more adept and accomplished than Ingham when it comes to exploring, articulating, and retrieving the intricate thought of the Subtle Doctor for contemporary readers. In The Harmony of Goodness, she provides a compelling ethical worldview that is grounded in the Franciscan belief in the goodness of both the Creator and Creation, and the invitation to live accordingly. -- Dr. Timothy Johnson, Professor and Department Chair, Humanities, Flagler College

In the time since The Harmony of Goodness was first published in the mid-nineties, Mary Beth Ingham has become one of the leading scholars on Scotus and his understanding of moral living. In this revision of her earlier work, she has used her considerable knowledge to provide even more of a context out of which to understand the writings of the Subtle Doctor and to offer an even clearer presentation of the thought of this important Franciscan thinker. -- Thomas Nairn, OFM, Ph.D., Senior Director, Ethics, Catholic Health Association

A very readable introduction to Scotus's moral philosophy, The Harmony of Goodness is also a welcome shift to an aesthetic paradigm in presenting Scotus's ethics. The book showcases the importance of the aesthetic dimension of Scotus's thought that has been neglected by medievalists. Ingham's aesthetic turn is an example of kinship between pre-modern and postmodern hermeneutic principles. Yet while the groundless interplay of postmodern aesthetics washes away the foundations of the present-day world, pre-modern Scotistic aesthetics, on the contrary, promises to return it to its solid philosophical ground. -- Oleg Bychkov, Associate Professor of Philosophy, St Bonaventure University

ISBN 1-57659-352-5
EAN 978-1-57659-336-3
180 Pages
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2012


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Studies in Early Franciscan Sources, Three Volume Set

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Studies in Early Franciscan Sources
These three books contain valuable insight into the Early Documents of Francis and Clare. The authors, scholars interested in and committed to the Franciscan tradition, have brought contemporary research together, applied it to each of the specific texts and offered their own perspectives.

First, the essays define the status questionis by informing the reader about the state of current research on each of the texts considered.

Second, the essays are intended to introduce the reader to these texts within the dimensions of their multi-layered contextual-historical framework. The hope of those involved in producing these studies is to help others learn how to read, interpret and apply these newly translated texts to enrich the historical understanding, theological vision and practical living out of the Gospel message.

The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Letters and Prayers
Letters and Prayers features the scholarly work of Luigi Pellegrini, Jean- François Godet-Calogeras, Michael W. Blastic, Michael F. Cusato, Jay M. Hammond PhD, and Laurent Gallant.
2011: 336 p. Pb 978-1-57659-230-4 $29.95

The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Rules, Testament and Admonitions
Rules, Testament and Admonitions contains essays by William J. Short, Michael W. Blastic, Jay M. Hammond, PhD and JA Wayne Hellmann.
2011: 336 p. Pb 978-1-57659-232-8 $29.95

The Writings of Clare of Assisi: Letters, Form of Life, Testament and Blessing
The Writings of Clare of Assisi presents the latest scholarship by Ingrid Peterson, Lezlie Knox, Michael W.
Blastic and Jean-François Godet-Calogeras.
2011: 144 p. Pb 978-1-57659-233-5 $19.95


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"Go, Rebuild My House": Franciscans and the Church Today

by Ilia Delio, Doris Gottemoeller, John Burkhard and C. Colt Anderson
 
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Over the centuries in word and deed, Franciscan scholars and practitioners have demonstrated a clear and faithful understanding of what it means to live as followers of Christ in a defined ecclesia. Francis of Assisi was eminently clear about his attitude toward the Church, understood both as community and institution.

Today, as in the time of Francis, moral failures and overt incompetence in the Church create credibility gaps between the people and those entrusted with authority. Is there a Franciscan way of approaching this pain and brokenness? What lies beneath the fidelity of St. Francis to the Church and its authorities? How can Christians today look with compassion on this suffering body and hear, as Francis heard, a voice directing us to rebuild my church? In this volume of essays we hear a word of hope as the authors reflect with us on these very same questions for our times.

ISBN 1-57659-194-8
EAN 978-1-57659-194-9
116 pages
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2004


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30 Days with Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of Luke

Edited by Robert J. Karris
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Release Date: August 2012
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Bonaventure has many insights to share not only with members of the Franciscan Family, but also with the church at large. From his work on translating and annotating St. Bonaventure’s three-volume Commentary on Luke’s Gospel, noted Scripture scholar Robert Karris has developed this book of reflections for thirty days. Playfully referring to them as “BonaLuke bites,” Karris gives preferential treatment to those passages used in the Sunday lectionary
during Cycle C.

A user-friendly format begins with the passages from Luke’s Gospel followed
by Bonaventure’s commentary on one or two verses under consideration.
Karris’s reflection follows that of Bonaventure and concludes with a prayer.
Some readers may reverse the process as they are meant as springboards for
the readers’ own reflections and prayer.

Today Lukan scholars acknowledge many “Franciscan” themes in Luke’s Gospel. Members of the Franciscan Family will enjoy reacquainting themselves with the charism through the lens of Luke’s Gospel. Perhaps preachers will find that old interpretations are new again and can sparkle because Bonaventure has singled out the very best from tradition to challenge our normal way of interpreting passages familiar through years of liturgical use.

"All those who pray with scripture or who offer Sunday homilies on the readings from Luke's gospel will welcome the latest offering from Robert Karris, OFM. The fruit of many scholarly years with this gospel and Bonaventure's commentary on it, his book ties together "the best of both worlds." The structure of the offerings should prove insightful for those engaged in lectio divina, especially Franciscans, as they attempt to hear the gospel's message for their own lives. I look forward to chewing on BonaLuke Bites."

- Marion C. Moeser, OSF, Associate Professor, Christ the King Seminary

"Fr. Robert Karris offers the reader a triple treat in his Thirty Days with St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on Luke. First, we get his wonderful translation of Bonaventure’s commentary in which Bonaventure’s inspired interpretations are presented with deft skill and amazingly contemporary insights. Second, he offers his own penetrating perspective on both Bonaventure and Luke. And third, he leads the reader from reflection to prayer at the conclusion of each passage.

I have long been a fan of Fr. Karris’s Lukan studies because he is able to make Luke come powerfully alive, not only in my mind but in my heart also. But this book not only enlivens the gospel of Luke, it offers Bonaventure as the guide to new Lukan insights. If anyone needs their interest in the gospel of Luke refreshed or their views of a great medieval mind shaken clean of dust, this book will do it … and in surprising and deeply fulfilling ways."

- Fr. William L. Burton, O.F.M., S.S.L., S.T.D., Assistant Professor, St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary

"In this delightful book, Karris skillfully selects bite-sized bits of his massive work on St. Bonaventure s Commentary on St. Luke, then, with his own reflections, situates the morsels within the larger meal of the Gospel and the work of the Seraphic Doctor. The concluding prayer serves as dessert, leaving the reader both satisfied and wanting more. Not only Franciscans will find rich fare within."

- Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

ISBN 1-57659-354-1
EAN 978-1-57659-345-5
100 Pages
Tradepaper
2012


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A Legacy Defined - 2011-2012 St. Bonaventure Basketball

Edited and Designed by Tom Missel
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The pieces were all in place for a great 2011-2012 basketball season at St. Bonaventure University. The men added a talented collection of guards to complement an experienced frontcourt led by one of the best players in the country. The women returned the top six scorers from their third straight 20-win season and settled on just one goal before the season began: reaching the NCAA Tournament.


But few could have dreamed that one of the smallest colleges in Division I would send both teams to their respective NCAA Tournaments. When they did, the campus and local communities made sure the teams would never forget what they had accomplished, lining the streets of Allegany and Olean as police cars and fire trucks escorted the team buses to airports for their trips to Nashville, Tallahassee and Raleigh. When the teams arrived at their NCAA sites, local fans, alumni and students turned out in droves to support them.


"A Legacy Defined" is 128 pages and chronicles the madness of March in New York's Southern Tier with stories about the seasons and tournaments, and more than 100 memorable photos, from the games and behind the scenes.


Proceeds from the book will benefit the Bonaventure Athletic Fund.


The book includes reprinted articles on each team’s run to glory, plus new material on how their seasons unfolded and the highs and lows along the way. Among the highlights are more than a hundred photos of their seasons, including some behind-the-scenes glimpses during their tournament trips.


Primary photography in the book is by Olean’s Craig Melvin, team photographer for the Buffalo Bills.


Contributing writers include Mike Vaccaro, Adrian Wojnarowski, Tom Missel, Chuck Pollock, Dallas Miller, Jason MacBain, Dan McCarthy and Shannon Shepherd.


The St. Bonaventure men (20-12) qualified for the NCAA Tournament by winning three games in three days at the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Atlantic City, eventually losing to third-seeded Florida State, 66-63, in their NCAA opener in a game that went down to the final seconds.


The St. Bonaventure women (31-4) won 18 games in a row before losing to Dayton in the Atlantic 10 title game, but earned a No. 5 seed with an at-large bid and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament with wins over Florida Gulf Coast and Marist in Tallahassee before losing to national runner-up Notre Dame in the next round.


Re-live the excitement of both teams with this limited edition, commemorative book.

ISBN - 1576593606
EAN - 9781576593608
128 pages
100 four-color photos
Tradepaper
2012


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A Poor Man's Legacy: An Anthology of Franciscan Poverty

edited by Cyprian Lynch

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Although this anthology of Franciscan poverty contains 187 selections grouped under 149 entries, it is no more than a modest sample of extant writings on the subject. Yet, because it includes examples of a wide variety of literary forms, authored by members of all branches of the Franciscan family representing ten language groups and all eight centuries of Franciscan history, it clearly demonstrates the continuity of the Franciscan tradition of poverty.

ISBN 1-57659-069-0
EAN 978-1-57659-069-0
760 pages
Tradepaper
1989

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Admonitions of St. Francis: Sources and Meanings, The

By Robert J. Karris, OFM
 
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This text offers a fresh translation of each admonition, parallel texts previously noted by other scholars or newly uncovered by Karris, as well as comments on each admonition verse by verse. The reader is led into Francis’s “theological workshop” where it becomes clear how Francis imprinted his own logo on the spiritual traditions he inherited.

ISBN 1-57659-166-2
EAN 978-1-57659-166-6
215 pages
Tradepaper
1999


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An Unencumbered Heart - A Tribute to Clare of Assisi, 1253-2003

Spirit and Life Series
 
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Edited by Jean-François Godet-Calogeras and Roberta McKelvie, OSF. All focus is on development of the Forma vitae written by Clare and approved just before her death in 1253 or on her letters to Agnes of Prague.

ISBN 1-57659-192-1
EAN 978-1-57659-192-5
80 pages
Tradepaper
2004

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And They Were Giants: The St. Bonaventure Football Book

by Malcolm V. T. Wallace, Ph.D.

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Did you know that St. Bonaventure University played Penn State University twice in football? Or, that the 1946 team played in the Tobacco Bowl? AND THEY WERE GIANTS tells the story of St. Bonaventure football from 1895-1971 with a special focus on the years 1915-1951. Included are season-by-season results from 1915-1951, a roster of all players from 1915-1952 and a recap of club football from 1895-1914 and 1968 - 1971. Published in 1988 by The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, this 72-page, landscape designed book contains 20 black-and-white photographs of St. Bonaventure's gridiron years. AND THEY WERE GIANTS is a fun read for every Bona sports fan.

Now, through February 29th, this book is FREE with the purchase of THE GOOD JOURNEY - 150 YEARS OF HISTORY AT ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY.

ISBN 1-57659-116-6
EAN 978-1-57659-116-1
60 Pages
1989


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Angelo Clareno: A Chronicle or History of the Seven Tribulations of the Order of Brothers Minor

edited and translated by David Burr and E. Randolph Daniel
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For the first time, a complete English version of the Historia de Septem Tribulationum Ordinis Minorum by Angelo of Clareno. Introduction and translation by David Burr and E. Randolph Daniel. Based upon two recent Latin texts by Giovanni Boccali and Orietta Rossini. This very significant contribution to Franciscan studies cannot be ignored!

ISBN 1-57659-198-0
EAN 978-1-57659-198-7
242 pages
Tradepaper
2005

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Anthony of Padua, Sermones for the Easter Cycle

edited by George Marcil, OFM

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English translation of Anthony’s Easter sermons, this book offers a factual biography of Anthony and valuable information on the nature of preaching in the thirteenth century.

ISBN 1-57659-041-0
EAN 978-1-57659-041-6
230 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Cosmic Imagery in St. Bonaventure University's Maya Collection

by Stephen L. Whittington with photographs by Justin Kerr
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This volume was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Art of Sky, Art of Earth: Maya Cosmic Imagery" held at the Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Sept 2009 - May 2012. The basis for the exhibition and this book lies in the donation of Maya objects to St. Bonaventure University by alumni Jack and Jerome Fishkin and their friend, Jane Abrams. The text of the book is in both English and Spanish.


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Beyond the Text: Franciscan Art and Construction of Religion

edited by Xavier Seubert, OFM and Oleg Bychkov, PHD
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Release Date: March 2013

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A pioneering study of the art of the Franciscan order that shows how
Franciscan theological, liturgical, pastoral and missionary strategies were
formulated and implemented visually, not by words but by images, by using
contextualization and introducing gender and culture specific visual
traits. The essays in this volume probe the art and visual culture of the
early Franciscan movement to reveal insights and nuances of the life and
power of this revolutionary phase of theCatholic religion. The essays by
the scholars in this book explore the historical, social, theological and
philosophical persprectives of Franciscan art.

EAN 978-1-57659-340-0
240 Pages
100 + illustrations
Hard Cover
2012


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Birth of a Movement, The

by David Flood, OFM and Thadee Matura, OFM

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The Birth of a Movement presents an initiation to the study of an important writing of Francis; the rule called the “first” or "without bull” (non bu“llata). It proposes to make this writing of St. Francis more accessible, not only to the Franciscan family, but to a wider public.

1975: 151 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0567-3
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Bonaventure: Mystic of God’s Word

Edited by Timothy J. Johnson

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A collection and translation of selected spiritual texts of Bonaventure, this book is a great introductory tool for understanding the essence of Bonaventure's theology, rooted as it is in the mystery of the Word of God.

ISBN: 1-57659-211-1
EAN 978-1-57659-211-3
176 pages
Tradepaper
2005


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Breviloquium - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume IX

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Dominic V. Monti, OFM

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This is Bonaventure’s comprehensive presentation of Christian doctrine in a form suitable for instructional purposes. It can be used by anyone with an interest in the writings of the Seraphic Doctor.

ISBN 1-57659-199-9
EAN 978-1-57659-199-4
329 pages
Tradepaper
2005


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Build with Living Stones

based upon the Comprehensive Course on the Franciscan Missionary Charism

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Based upon the internationally-recognized Comprehensive Course on the Franciscan Missionary Charism, the resource offers guidance for Franciscan reflection around the themes of life and work. Divided into 14 units, this program offers insight into contemporary issues such as the economy, the environment, peace-making, and what it means to live well in a pluralistic world. Using an adult-education model, each unit offers readings and suggested reflections usable in either group or individual settings or for college/university curricula, parish education, retreats or days of recollection, and/or orientation to Franciscan life and work.

ISBN 1-57659-134-4
EAN 978-1-57659-134-5
Binder
1987

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Care of Souls and the Rhetoric of Moral Theology in Bonaventure and Thomas, The

Spirit and Life Series
 
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The Care of Souls and the Rhetoric of Moral Theology in Bonaventure and Thomas
edited by Mark Jordan

The fourth annual series of Bonaventure Lectures (1990) given at St. Bonaventure University addresses the unique teaching technique of St. Bonaventure from the perspective of modern hermeneutics.

ISBN 1-57659-034-8
EAN 978-1-57659-034-8
80 pages
Tradepaper
1993

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Cithara Subscription

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Cithara is a peer-reviewed journal published in May and November by St. Bonaventure University and distributed in both hardcopy and electronic format (by EBSCO Publishing).

Cithara has as its purpose the publication of essays and book reviews relating to the problems of human beings in the light of their heritage and of their future. Although investigations in the field of liberal arts will more frequently furnish materials suitable for publication, the approach to such “essays in the Judaeo-Christian tradition” should be inter-departmental and should state or imply a relationship to that religious and cultural inheritance.

If you would like to order a back copy or single copy of Cithara - please contact FIP toll-free at 1-855-810-2065 or email fip@sbu.edu


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Clare Among Her Sisters

by Rene Charles Dhont, OFM

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In seven chapters, Father Dhont analyzes the view of the evolution of the Franciscan movement in the three Orders, and a reflection on the challenges of contemporary Franciscan life.

ISBN 1-57659-068-2
EAN 978-1-57659-068-3
174 pages
Tradepaper
1987

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Clare and Francis: O Let the Faithful People Sing

by Robert Hutmacher, OFM
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A collection of early Franciscan melodies, chants, and music which has been translation and revised for use in contemporary settings.

ISBN 1-57659-071-2
EAN 978-1-57659-071-3
112 pages
Tradepaper
1993

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Clare and the Poor Sisters in the Thirteenth Century

by Maria Pia Alberzoni, edited by Jean François Godet-Calogeras
 
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A new English-language resource on Clare and the Poor Ladies of San Damiano. Alberzoni provides a careful, contextual reading of the sources surrounding the foundation of the group living with Clare in the decades of change after the death of Francis.

ISBN 1-57659-195-6
EAN 978-1-57659-195-6
241 pages
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2004

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Clare of Assisi - A Medieval and Modern Woman

edited by Ingrid Peterson, OSF

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This volume, from Clarefest ’93 honoring the 800th anniversary of Clare’s birth, investigates a broad spectrum of Clare’s life and times, plus some contemporary applications of her spiritual inspiration.

ISBN 1-57659-000-3
EAN 978-1-57659-000-3
285 pages
Tadepaper
1996

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Clare of Assisi: Investigations

by Roberta McElvie, OSF, Michael Blastic, OFM Conv, Ingrid Peterson, OSF, Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap, Michael Cusato, OFM
 
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Investigations contains papers from the 1992 Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress.

ISBN 1-57659-078-X
EAN 978-1-57659-078-2
115 pages
Tradepaper
1992

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Clare of Assisi: The Lady

translated by Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap

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Provides new translations of Clare’s writings and related primary sources, revised and new introductions from earlier editions, as well as previously unpublished documents to chronicle the life of Saint Clare.

2006: 472 p.
Hc 978-1-56548-220-3
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Colette of Corbie (1381-1447): Learning and Holiness

by Elisabeth Lopez, translated by Joanna Waller
 
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Released for the first time in English.
Lopez’s book, originally published in French in 1994, is a serious study of Colette and her reform movement of the Poor Clare Sisters. “Lopez’s book is a necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the many faceted aspects of the history of the Poor Clares,” says Pacelli Millane, O.S.C. Clarisses de Valleyfield. Colette of Corbie is one of the few texts written depicting the historical context and spiritual depth of the reform which offered women of the Second Order the opportunity to return to the observance of the Rule of St. Clare. “It is really wonderful that Elisabeth Lopez’s book has now been translated into English, especially because it fills a gap in the history of Franciscan women during the Late Medieval period and specifically of the Poor Clares, whose diversity, spiritual creativity and influence have been emphasized by recent European scholarship,” states André Vauchez.

ISBN 1-57659-217-0
EAN 978-1-57659-217-5
640 Pages
Tradepaper
2010

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Colette of Corbie: Learning and Holiness - Kindle/eBook

by Elisabeth Lopez, translated by Joanna Waller

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Released for the first time in English.
Lopez’s book, originally published in French in 1994, is a serious study of Colette and her reform movement of the Poor Clare Sisters. “Lopez’s book is a necessary reading for anyone who wants to understand the many faceted aspects of the history of the Poor Clares,” says Pacelli Millane, O.S.C. Clarisses de Valleyfield. Colette of Corbie is one of the few texts written depicting the historical context and spiritual depth of the reform which offered women of the Second Order the opportunity to return to the observance of the Rule of St. Clare. “It is really wonderful that Elisabeth Lopez’s book has now been translated into English, especially because it fills a gap in the history of Franciscan women during the Late Medieval period and specifically of the Poor Clares, whose diversity, spiritual creativity and influence have been emphasized by recent European scholarship,” states André Vauchez.

ISBN 1-57659-218-9
EAN 978-1-57659-218-2
640 Pages
Hard Cover
2010


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Collations on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit - Works of St. Bonanventure, Volume XIV

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by St. Bonaventure
translated by Zachary Hayes, OFM
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The first English translation of St. Bonaventure’s Collationes de septem donis Spiritus Sancti to appear in print, this fourteenth volume in the series is the crowning achievement of Zachary Hayes, a pre-eminent commentator on Bonaventure’s thought for four decades.

ISBN 1-57659-147-6
EAN 978-1-57659-147-5
222 pages
Tradepaper
2007


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Collations on the Ten Commandments - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume VI

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Paul Spaeth
 
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The Collations on the Ten Commandments addresses three important aspects of St. Bonaventure’s work. The work shows a reflection of Bonaventure as a Bible expositor, a theologian/philosopher, and as a preacher.

1995: 101 p.
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Collected Articles on Ockham

edited by Philotheus Boehner, OFM, and Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM

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In preparation for the projected critical edition of Ockham’s Opera Philosophica et Theologica, Philotheus Boehner, OFM, described the extant manuscripts and discussed the authenticity and date of composition of Ockham’s writings. He also studied and illustrated Ockham’s teaching on logic, metaphysics, and political theories. Eligius Buytaert, OFM, Boehner’s successor and disciple collected, regrouped, and indexed 24 articles in this volume, which is an indispensable introduction to the study of William of Ockham.

ISBN 1-57659-101-8
EAN 978-1-57659-101-7
482 pages
Tradepaper
1958

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Commentary on the Gospel of John - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XI

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by St. Bonaventure
Translation, Introduction and Notes by Robert J. Karris, OFM
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For the first time, Bonaventure's commentary on the Gospel of John is now accessible in readable English with helpful, scholarly notes. Robert J, Karris, O.F.M., Th.D., brings us Bonaventure's interpretations which are often surprisingly contemporary, theologically attuned, pastorally sensitive and textually oriented.

ISBN 1-57659-143-3
EAN 978-1-57659-143-7
1110 pages
Tradepaper
2007


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Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, Part 2: Chapters 9-16. (Part 2 of 3 parts) - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume VIII

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Robert J. Karris, OFM
 
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This translation offers insight not only into the riches of many Church Fathers on whose thought he draws, but in its finished form, this publication will be an excellent resource for teachers and for preachers, as well as for many who reflect on this Gospel in search of spiritual insight.

ISBN 1-57659-183-2
EAN 978-1-57659-183-3
897 pages
Tradepaper
2003


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Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, Part 3: Chapters 17-24. (Part 3 of 3 parts) - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume VIII

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Robert J. Karris, OFM
 
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As a work of historical theologizing, Bonaventure’s commentary is an invaluable witness to its age as well as to the biblical interpretation that was long a mainstay of Catholic hermeneutics and preaching.

ISBN 1-57659-184-0
EAN 978-1-57659-184-0
2459 pages
Tradepaper
2004


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Commentary on the Gospel of Luke, Part I: Chapters 1-8 - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume VIII

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Robert J. Karris, OFM
 
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This highly readable translation with its invaluable footnotes and union of medieval commentary with contemporary exegesis will appeal to Franciscans, Lucan scholars, preachers, and will also allow for quiet moments of Lectio Divina.

ISBN 1-57659-179-4
EAN 978-1-57659-179-6
849 pages
Tradepaper
2001


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Commentary on the Sentences: Philosophy of God - Works of St. Bonaventure Volume XVI

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
translations introduction and notes by RE Houser and Timothy B. Noone

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Without exception, every word of philosophy Bonaventure ever wrote is contained in works explicitly religious - in sermons, works of spiritual direction, and theology. For this reason, we begin by looking at Bonaventure’s conception of theology and the place of philosophical reasoning within it. In his attempt to present a theology that is a “science” which leads us to “wisdom,” Bonaventure uses language that might at first glance seem to be merely metaphorical. However, Bonaventure’s care in using precise and philosophical language to understand God is a tribute to the optimism the greatest Masters of Theology at mid-thirteenth century Paris had in the rational possibilities of the human mind.
This volume has not been designed to cover all the profound points Br. Bonaventure made in treating God philosophically in his Commentary. Instead, it highlights a few critical issues, giving the reader a preliminary view of the whole, before plunging into the vast and refreshing pool that is Bonaventure’s “philosophy of God.”


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Compendium of Ockham's Teachings: A Translation of Tractatus de Principiis Theologiae

by Julian Davies, OFM

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Ockham’s two great principles were the Principle of divine Omnipotence – and the Principle of Parsimony – Plurality is never to be posited without necessity. The Tractatus takes all of Ockham’s views and explains them as related to, or consequences of, the two principles – 167 from the Principle of Divine Omnipotence, 81 from the Principle of Parsimony.

ISBN 1-57659-129-8
EAN 978-1-57659-129-1
135 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Cord, The

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The Cord, a quarterly review which deals with topics having to do with the Franciscan spiritual tradition, celebrates fifty years of continuous publication in 2000. It offers articles of historical interest, as well as articles dealing with contemporary applications. Its primary purpose is to promote a deeper knowledge and more ardent love of the Franciscan way of life. It solicits articles which help readers appreciate better the Franciscan charism, its relevance in the contemporary Church, as well as some of the ways Franciscans are making a difference in today’s world. It restricts its material to Franciscan spirituality and to such matters as are of particular concern and interest to the English-speaking Franciscan family throughout the world.
The Cord periodically reviews books of interest to Franciscans. It also provides a feature called "On the Franciscan Circuit" to share information about Franciscan programs taking place throughout the country and English-speaking world. It publishes short poems and art work that deal with Franciscan themes.
Subscription period: January-December of the current year. Subscriptions entered late in the year are applied to the following year. Back issues for the current year are provided for subscriptions entered early in the subscription period.


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Daily Labor of the Early Franciscans, The

by David Flood, OFM
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In his early studies Flood focused on the history of the brotherhood with special emphasis on the development of the Early Rule. Eventually, the social structures of early Franciscan life led to the economics of the early Franciscan movement and the importance of work in the life of Francis and his companions. Told from the vantage point of a historian, Flood leads the reader through his analysis of the early movement.

ISBN 1-57659-156-5
EAN 978-1-57659-156-7
160 Pages
Tradepaper
2010


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Daring to Embrace the Other: Franciscans and Muslims in Dialogue

Spirit and Life Series
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This volume contains presentations by Michael F. Cusato, Michael D. Calabria, Robert Lentz, Irfan A. Omar and Madge Karecki originally given at the 7th Franciscan Forum held at Colorado Springs, June 2007.

ISBN 1-57659-151-4
EAN 978-1-57659-151-2
154 pages
Tradepaper
2008

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De Puritate Artis Logicae Tractatus Longior

by Walter Burleigh, edited by Phiotheus Boehner

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This edition of a masterpiece of genuine scholastic Logic was published in 1955. It contains the critical editions of two 13th century manuscripts written by the Englishman Magister Walter Burleigh containing his systemic work on Logic. Burleigh was a Friar Minor and medieval philosopher, b. in 1275 and d. in 1337. He was preceptor to Edward, Prince of Wales, who afterward ascended the throne as Edward III in 1327. At Oxford he was the school-fellow of William of Occam, both being disciples of Duns Scotus. He taught at Paris for some time and was known as the Plain and Perspicuous Doctor (Doctor planus et perspicuus). Burleigh figured prominently in the dispute concerning the nature of universals.

ISBN 1-57659-057-7
EAN 978-1-57659-057-7
264 pages
Tradepaper
1955

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Defense of the Mendicants -Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XV

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
translated by Jose de Vinck and Robert J. Karris, OFM
Introduction and Notes by Robert J. Karris, OFM
 
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translated by Jose de Vink and Robert J. Karris, OFM (2010)

In twelve chapters St. Bonaventure defends the Franciscan way of life against the attacks of Parisian Master, Gerard of Abbeville. Bonaventure clarifies the meaning of evangelical perfection, gospel proverb, and the imitation of Christ. He distinguishes different kinds of perfection and clearly indicates how the Old Testament relates to the dispensation of grace in the New Testament and how it is to be interpreted. This volume is a companion to Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on Evangelical Perfection (Works of St. Bonaventure XIII).

ISBN 1-57659-159-X
EAN 978-1-57659-159-8
423 Pages
Tradepaper
2010


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Disputed Questions on Evangelical Perfection - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XIII

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
Translated by Thomas Reist, OFM and Robert J. Karris, OFM

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Written at the height of the Mendicant Controversy at the University of Paris (1250-1256), it is not just another scholastic exercise. While this treatise teaches that the Franciscan friars follow the Gospel by being humble, poor, chaste, and obedient, it is also Bonaventure’s vigorous defense of the mendicant way of life against opponents such as William of Saint-Amour whose apocalyptic polemic painted the followers of the Poverello as forerunners of the Antichrist. Bonaventure skillfully defends the friars’ life of poverty and their obedience to the Church and Order.

ISBN 1-57659-146-8
EAN 978-1-57659-146-8
360 pages
Tradepaper
2008


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Divine and Created Order in Bonaventure's Theology

Translated, edited and appendix by J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv.

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This volume addresses the hierarchical thought patterns of Bonaventure’s theology within the framework of “order.” The author concludes that all orders are embraced by one order of charity, and the following of Christ to the cross is the key to the divine order of charity.

ISBN 1-57659-173-5
EAN 978-1-57659-173-4
311 pages
Tradepaper
2001

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Dying, As A Franciscan

Spirit and Life Series
 
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Dying, As A Franciscan
The preparation for the transitus to eternal life by Francis and Clare is well documented in the literature and the art of the lives of both. The Ninth National Franciscan Forum addressed the questions: Is there a particularly Franciscan manner of approaching our passage to the Lord and of helping others do the same? Are there particular elements within the Franciscan tradition – stories, symbols and rituals – on which we can all draw to help us and others whom we accompany in this ultimate pilgrimage of the human journey? The presentations at this conference by Michael Cusato, OFM, Thomas Nairn, OFM, Mary Petrosky, FMM, Daniel Sumasy, OFM, Thomas Lynch and Kathleen McCarron, OSF, addressed those questions and provides perspectives on death and dying with a specifically Franciscan interpretation.

ISBN 1-57659-221-9
EAN 978-1-57659-221-2
Tradepaper
2011


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Early Commentaries on the Rule of the Friars Minor - Volume 1

Edited by David Flood, OFM

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The study of rule commentaries is a crucial part of understanding the rationale behind the friars’ way of life. By publishing a series of translations of the most significant early rule commentaries, the Franciscan Institute seeks to encourage the study of these documents and render the commentaries accessible to a wider audience.

Volume I contains The 1242 Commentary (also known as The Four Masters or The Paris Masters), The Commentary of Hugh of Digne, The Commentary of David of Augsburg and The Commentary of John of Wales.


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Early Franciscan Movement (1205 - 1239): History, Sources and Hermeneutics, The

by Michael Cusato, OFM

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This volume gathers together and updates previously published essays on topics related to the contested story of early Franciscan history (1205-1239), treating subjects such as the Franciscan approach to power and authority, the attitude of Francis towards Islam and the Crusades, the Privilege of Poverty, and the connection between the two versions of the Epistola ad fideles. By special arrangement with the Italian publisher, Centro Italiano di studi sull’Alto Medioevo (Spoleto).

ISBN 1-57659-223-5
EAN 978-1-57659-223-6
460 pages
Tradepaper
2009

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Ethical Method of John Duns Scotus

Spirit and Life Series
 
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edited by Thomas A. Shannon and Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ

The four papers in this volume were presented at a symposium celebrating the anticipated beatification of John Duns Scotus, summer 1992. They address Scotus’s perspective on The Nature of the Human Person, Free Will, and Decision-making in the private and public spheres.

ISBN 1-57659-039-9
EAN 978-1-57659-039-3
144 pages
Tradepaper
1992

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Ethical Theory of John Duns Scotus, The (Available September 2012)

by Thomas Shannon
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Is the thought of John Duns Scotus relevant to 21st century men and women? Dr. Thomas A. Shannon provides a new introduction to his classic work and explores the areas of congruence and insight between several contemporary issues and the work of this 13th century Franciscan.

To some, the examination of the ethical theory of John Duns Scotus may seem an arcane perhaps even foolhardy exercise. Scotus lived over 700 years ago; his thought is difficult to grasp; many themes in his analysis of issues seem to be or actually are convoluted. Additionally, many have not heard of Scotus or, if they have, it is primarily as the one who opposed Aquinas and came off second best. Even his beatification in 1993 was not widely noted outside of the Franciscan community.

ISBN 1-57659-341-X
EAN 978-1-57659-341-7
175 pages
Tradepaper
September 2012

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Examined Report of the Paris Lecture, Reportatio I-A, The, Set

edited and translated by (†) Allan B. Wolter, OFM and Oleg Bychkov.

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These companion volumes give the reader, both in Latin and in English translation, a solid working text of the Examined Report of the Paris Lecture of John Duns Scotus, known to scholars as Reportatio I-A. In light of new research and observations, the Reportatio I-A represents a more advanced and mature stage of Scotus’s thought. It features an expanded discussion of the divine ideas, a well-argued and concise account of the problem of contingency, a more advanced account of the ‘formal distinction’ and a novel view of personal property. The Reportatio I-A contains a different layout of questions and sometimes whole different Distinctions compared to other theological and philosophical texts of Scotus’s thought.


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Examined Report of the Paris Lecture, Reportatio I-A, Volume 1, The

edited and translated by (†) Allan B. Wolter, OFM and Oleg Bychkov.

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This book, along with its companion Volume II, give the reader, both in Latin and in English translation, a solid working text of the Examined Report of the Paris Lecture of John Duns Scotus, known to scholars as Reportatio I-A. In light of new research and observations, the Reportatio I-A represents a more advanced and mature stage of Scotus's thought. It features an expanded discussion of the divine ideas, a well-argued and concise account of the problem of contingency, a more advanced account of the "formal distinction" and a novel view of personal property. The Reportatio I-A contains a different layout of questions and sometimes whole different Distinctions compared to other theological and philosophical texts of Scotus's thought. Translation by Allan B. Wolter, OFM, and Oleg Bychkov.

ISBN 1-57659-193-X
EAN 978-1-57659-193-2
1300 pages
Hardcover
2004


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Examined Report of the Paris Lecture, Reportatio I-A, Volume 2, The

edited and translated by (†) Allan B. Wolter, OFM and Oleg Bychkov.

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This book, along with its companion Volume I, give the reader, both in Latin and in English translation, a solid working text of the Examined Report of the Paris Lecture of John Duns Scotus, known to scholars as Reportatio I-A. In light of new research and observations, the Reportatio I-A represents a more advanced and mature stage of Scotus's thought. It features an expanded discussion of the divine ideas, a well-argued and concise account of the problem of contingency, a more advanced account of the "formal distinction" and a novel view of personal property. The Reportatio I-A contains a different layout of questions and sometimes whole different Distinctions compared to other theological and philosophical texts of Scotus's thought. Translation by Allan B. Wolter, OFM, and Oleg Bychkov.

ISBN 1-57659-150-6
EAN 978-1-57659-150-5
1192 pages
Hardcover
2008


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Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero

by Michael Ford

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This intimate spiritual protrait of Father Mychal Judge features exclusive interviews with some of his closest friends and associates. It explores the inner life of New York's most popular and charismatic Franciscan who became an overnight American hero when his life came to a tragic end serving as the New York City fire chaplain during the attack on the World Trade Center. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guilliani said of Fr, Mychal, "He embodied the ideal blend of spirituality and public service."

ISBN 0-8091-0552-7
EAN 978-0-8091-0552-6
Hard Cover
2002


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First Encounter with Francis of Assisi

by Damien Vorreux, translated by Paul Schwartz and Paul Lachance
New Edition by Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras
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First Encounter with Francis of Assisi: Damien Vorreux, who died in 1988, was a French scholar who began to publish French translations of the early Franciscan documents in the early 1950s. His deep knowledge of those documents and his understanding of Francis were the inspiration for this classic presentation of Francis of Assisi. Published in French in 1973 and first offered in English by Franciscan Press in 1979, Jean-François Godet-Calogeras – who worked with Vorreux – combines the latest scholarship and the most current English translation of the Early Documents with his own translation of the writings of Francis in offering this new edition of First Encounter with Francis of Assisi. This short text is an excellent introduction to Francis and the world in which he lived.

“Although this little book is about 40 years old, it continues to deliver what its title promises: a first encounter with Francis of Assisi for those who do not know much about him, but after having seen or heard him mentioned somewhere – most of the time related to legendary stories – are intrigued by that man of a small Italian city who lived eight hundred years ago. “First Encounter with Francis of Assisi” does not have the pretention to be a biography, but is definitely a concise and solid introduction to Francis, describing the world of his time, the milestones of his journey of life, and the essential elements of his spirituality.

In addition to providing a basic outline of his life, the author explores major aspects of his continuing influence in our time. While many historic interpretations of events in his life have been uncovered since this was first published, the Franciscan Institute wants to keep this study available as a tool that can help many—particularly collaborators in Franciscan works and institutions—know this amazing Christian better.”

-Sr. Margaret Carney, President, St. Bonaventure University

ISBN 1-57659-337-1
EAN 978-1-57659-337-0
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2012


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Francis and Islam

by J. Hoebrichts

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In the first part of this study, Dr. Hoeberichts goes back to Francis’s “Earlier Rule", the Regula non bullata of 1221. Firmly rooted in historical scholarship, Hoeberichts’ book recreates the milieu of Francis and his first brothers and brings new insights to contemporary issues of interreligious dialogue.

1997: 316 p.
Pb 978-0-8199-0980-0
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Francis of Assisi and Power

by Jacques Dalarun
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An English translation of François d’Assise ou le pouvoir en question. In this presentation, it is not the question of poverty that holds center stage as the cause of the controversies within the early Franciscan fraternity. Rather, paradoxically, it is the question of Francis’s humility.

ISBN 1-57659-142-5
EAN 978-1-57659-142-0
237 pages
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2007

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Francis of Assisi and the Feminine

by Jacques Dalarun
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An English translation of Francesco: un passagio. Donna e donne negli scritti e nelle leggende di Francesco d’Assisi. Jacques Dalarun delivers a tight analysis of all the passages in the writings of Francis and his biographers that, in any way whatsoever, touch on aspects and instances of his attitude towards women and femininity, or even better, use categories that can be defined as feminine.

ISBN 1-57659-139-5
EAN 978-1-57659-139-0
375 pages
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2006

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Francis of Assisi in the Sources and Writings

by Roberto Rusconi, translated by Nancy Celashci, OSF

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The object of this work is to give readers the tools to gain a better understanding of the man from Assisi. It contains a reprint of a biographical sketch prepared for the Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, in which the story of Francis’s life was presented as succinctly as possible. Following this is a collection of texts whose purpose is to lead the reader back to the sources that serve as a basis for a historical reconstruction.

ISBN 1-57659-152-2
EAN 978-1-57659-152-9
128 pages
Tradepaper
2008

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Francis of Assisi: Heritage and Heirs Eight Centuries Later

by Thaddée Matura, O.F.M translated by Paul Lachance, O.F.M
 
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In this thought-provoking book Thaddée Matura offers a new way of looking at how the Franciscan tradition was adapted and contemporized during the centuries. In a clear and accessible style he shows how the Franciscan Family has gotten to the stage it now enjoys and shows how liberating history can be and is. In 2004 Franciscan Institute Publications reprinted Matura’s Francis of Assisi: The Message in His Writings.

ISBN 1-57659-214-6
EAN 978-1-57659-214-4
109 Pages
Tradepaper
2010


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Francis of Assisi: The Message in His Writings

by Thaddée Matura OFM
 
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Although Francis had no formal training in theology, he has left us a profound yet warmly human vision of the Christian life. In this study, the author breaks with custom and focuses not on the personality of Francis but on his message as we find it in his writings: a rich, balanced message that teaches a vibrant spirituality centered on God and humanity.

1997; reprint 2004: 208 p.
Pb 978-1-57659-127-7
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Francis, The Incomparable Saint

by Joseph Lortz

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Originally published in German, this study was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the world’s understanding of Francis. This translation explains the Spirit of St. Francis to the English-speaking world.

ISBN 1-57659-067-4
EAN 978-1-57659-067-6
128 pages
Tradepaper
1986

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Franciscan Charism in Higher Education, The

Spirit and Life Series
 
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The Franciscan Charism in Higher Education
edited by Roberta A. McKelvie, OSF

This volume addresses the contribution of Franciscan ideals to the institutions of higher learning. The contributors are all experienced in the field of education and present a variety of topics appropriate to value formation in that venue.

ISBN 1-57659-036-4
EAN 978-1-57659-036-2
156 pages
Tradepaper
1992

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Franciscan Concept of Mission in the High Middle Ages, The

by E. Randolph Daniel

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An examination of missionary work by Franciscans in the High Middle Ages.

ISBN 1-57659-065-8
EAN 978-1-57659-065-2
178 pages
Tradepaper
1992

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Franciscan Evangelization: Striving to Preach the Gospel

by Vincent Cushing, Dominic Monti O.F.M  and C. Colt Anderson
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The scholarly authors of the essays in this volume probe important facets of preaching and its history in the Franciscan tradition, as well as its import for the larger Church. Insightful and critical, they trace pathways into the future. From their historical perspective, we appreciate, perhaps for the first time, what a creative impulse to preaching Franciscan men and women brought to the service of the Gospel. We see how ordinary Christian people experienced the impulse to unfold the work of God in Christian life. We see, too, the intrinsic ambivalence of the Franciscan tradition in working out its relationship to the role of clerical preaching tin the hierarchical Church. We are invited to enjoy the feast prepared by scholarship and creative, critical thought.

ISBN 1-57659-148-4
EAN 978-1-57659-148-2
124 pages
Tradepaper
2007


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Franciscan Identity and Postmodern Culture

by Margaret Carney O.S.F., Dominic Monti O.F.M, Ilia Delio and John Burkhard

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It is far too easy to forget that Francis and the others did not know that they were living in what we now blithely call the high middle ages, the period of a much discussed synthesis of faith, politics and culture. They knew themselves to be combating principalities and powers in new social settings that struggled alongside declining feudal constructs and demanded new and unprecedented social covenants. The novitas of the Franciscan movement attracted because it offered evangelical imagination confronting the destruction of old certainties of rank, function and form in marketplace and monastery alike.

This book explores the demanding cultural context in which we do the work of retrieval and revitalization. That critical context has increasingly come to be identified by the current nomenclature of historic periodization - in a word, postmodernity. This new cultural awareness dominates our attempts to understand ourselves, our society and our Christian identity. At times, the welter of definitions and the arcane scientific, linguistic and symbolic expressions of postmodernity appear to create a gulf between our generation and the Gospel simplicity of Francis, Clare and their fellow pilgrims.

In 2001, the English Speaking Conference of the orders of Friars Minor (ESC), in collaboration with Franciscan theological schools of the English-speaking world, committed itself to promoting the renewal of Franciscan theological and intellectual formation among the members of the Franciscan family. This promotion as a twofold purpose: to help members understand the beauty and wealth of the Franciscan intellectual tradition and to extend to the whole Franciscan family and to society the intellectual heritage of the Franciscan school so that it can support effective evangelization. This series of publications aims to carry forward this purpose. It is hoped that, with hope, joy and enthusiasm, Franciscans can once again look at their intellectual history, make it part of their lives, and prepare to become better proclaimers of the Word to the world.

ISBN 1-57659-186-7
EAN 978-1-57659-186-4
132 pages
Tradepaper
2003


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Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, The

By Elise Saggau, OSF
 
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Franciscan scholars of the 1950s and 1960s sparked a vibrant revival of first-rate Franciscan scholarship. For the past forty years, their progeny have worked long and hard and have further probed, developed, translated, and made available deeper riches of this ancient, yet fertile tradition. This exploring of the past in light of the contemporary has established a launching pad for what might well be described as a third generation of Franciscan studies. The scholarship in this volume represents an array of gifted North American thinkers who continue the important task of bringing historical knowledge, critical acumen and theological imagination to a dialogue of the past with our contemporary age.

In 2001, the English Speaking Conference of the orders of Friars Minor (ESC), in collaboration with Franciscan theological schools of the English-speaking world, committed itself to promoting the renewal of Franciscan theological and intellectual formation among the members of the Franciscan family. This promotion as a twofold purpose: to help members understand the beauty and wealth of the Franciscan intellectual tradition and to extend to the whole Franciscan family and to society the intellectual heritage of the Franciscan school so that it can support effective evangelization. This series of publications aims to carry forward this purpose. It is hoped that, with hope, joy and enthusiasm, Franciscans can once again look at their intellectual history, make it part of their lives, and prepare to become better proclaimers of the Word to the world.

ISBN 1-57659-180-8
EAN 978-1-57659-180-2
152 pages
Tradepaper
2002


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Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Tracing Its Origins, The

Franciscan Heritage Series
By Kenan Osborne, OFM

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The purpose of this book is to present some general and major themes of the theological formulation of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition as these themes intersect with contemporary perspectives. It provides a fine starting point for further reflection and a solid foundation for future expositions in this series. It is meant to help readers plumb the spiritual depths of our Franciscan inheritance and challenges readers to express these theological themes in preaching, in pastoral practice, in the works of evangelization and in the formative experiences of friars, sisters and the laity.

This is the first volume in a series initiated by the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT). The series will, over time, encompass topics such as Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts and other areas of contemporary concern.

Embedded in this vision and communicated in the Intellectual Tradition are implications for the world of politics, social relations, family life and daily human existence. Can we speak in the midst of our own social and ecclesial location a language of God-with-us, of life, of social witness, a language of the intellect that will help us do what is ours to do in this Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel Life?

ISBN 1-57659-200-6
EAN 978-1-57659-200-7
80 pages
Tradepaper
2003


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Franciscan Leadership in Ministry

Spirit and Life Series

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Franciscan Leadership in Ministry: Foundations in History, Theology, and Spirituality edited by Anthony Carrozzo, OFM, Vincent Cushing, OFM, and Kenneth Himes, OFM

A collection of essays originally presented in March, 1993, at a seminar in Denver, sponsored by the Holy Name Province of the Friars Minor.

ISBN 1-57659-132-8
EAN 978-1-57659-132-1
245 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Franciscan Poverty

by Malcolm Lambert
 
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An assessment of the rise and fall within the Franciscan Order of the doctrine of the absolute poverty of Christ and the apostles. Covering the decades between 1210-1323, Lambert describes the doctrine as found in the mind of St. Francis and moves to Pope John XXII’s condemnation of one particular form of the doctrine.

ISBN 1-57659-001-1
EAN 978-1-57659-001-0
Tradepaper
311 pages
1998

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Franciscan Solitude

edited by André Cirino, OFM, and Josef Raischl

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This collection of essays is the fruit of determined exploration into the profound importance of the eremitical tradition in Franciscan life. It offers food for thought with respect to meaningful paradigms for contemporary expressions of the hunger for solitude. This book contains important contextual and critical studies of Francis's "Rule for Hermitages." The concluding chapter is composed of reflections from contemporary Franciscans who have attempted to rediscover in very practical ways the role of solitude and the wisdom of Francis.

ISBN 1-57659-006-2
EAN 978-1-57659-006-5
370 pages
Tradepaper
1995


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Franciscan Spirituals and the Capuchin Reform, The

by Thaddeus MacVicar, OFM Cap

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This book is both a good characterization of the Spirituals and an interesting starting point for the study of the Capuchin Reform.

ISBN 1-57659-086-0
EAN 978-1-57659-086-7
176 pages
Tradepaper
1986

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Franciscan Studies

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Franciscan Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published by the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. It deals with Franciscan matters: history, philosophy, theology, and art. Its 2011issue (Volume 69) is now available. It contains contributions of international scholars on a variety of topics: Jordan of Saxon, the Secular Mendicant controversy in Paris in the 13th century, Bonaventure, Roger Bacon, Jon Duns Scotus, Walter Burley, Marcus of Orvieto, John of Capistano, and Johann Meder.


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Franciscan Studies: The Difference Women Are Making

Margaret Carney, OSF and Elise Saggau, OSF, editors
Spirit and Life Series
 
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Franciscan Studies: The Difference Women Are Making
A collection of talks presented at Washington Theological Union, May 29-31, 1998. Contributors include Maria Calisi; Margaret Carney, OSF.; Ilia Delio, OSF; Paul LaChance, OFM.; Roberta McKelvie, OSF.; Dominic Monti, OFM; Elise Saggau, OSF; Adele Thibaudeau, OSF; and Gabriele Ühlein, OSF.

ISBN 1-57659-164-6
EAN 978-1-57659-164-2
132 pages
Tradepaper
1999

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Franciscan View of Creation, A: Learning to Live in a Sacramental World

Franciscan Heritage Series
By Ilia Delio, OSF
 
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The purpose of this book is to elucidate in greater detail the theology of creation as a foundational starting point for contemporary belief and practices. The centrality in our faith tradition of the relationship between the Creator and all of creation and the reflection of the Trinity's glory in everything is undergoing a renaissance in our twenty-first century world. This book provides a fine stimulus for further reflection on this view, so fundamental to the spiritual vision of Francis and Clare. Dr. Delio here traces the theme of God and creation from the time of the conversion of Francis through the first century of Franciscan life and thought, which culminated in the work of John Duns Scotus.

This is the second volume in a series initiated by the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT). The series will, over time, encompass topics such as Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts and other areas of contemporary concern.

Embedded in this vision and communicated in the Intellectual Tradition are implications for the world of politics, social relations, family life and daily human existence. Can we speak in the midst of our own social and ecclesial location a language of God-with-us, of life, of social witness, a language of the intellect that will help us do what is ours to do in this Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel Life?

ISBN 1-57659-201-4
EAN 978-1-57659-201-4
70 pages
Tradepaper
2003


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Franciscan View of the Human Person, The: Some Central Elements

Franciscan Heritage Series
By Dawn Nothwehr, O.S.F.
 
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This brief volume discusses several of the central elements of human person as found in those works of the Franciscan theological tradition which, when taken together, most sufficiently describes these qualities. As the tradition developed over the years, the intuitions and insights of St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi concerning the human person were developed and/or restated in language better understood by the people of a particular era. Two of the most famous early Franciscan theologians, Bonaventure and John Duns Scotus, did just that. This volume will, by drawing on the wisdom on the Franciscan tradition, contribute in a similar way to an understanding of the human person today.

This is the third in a series intended to encompass topics which will connect the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition with today's language of our Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel life. It will include some of the many different carriers of our Franciscan Tradition - not just Francis and cleric theologians, but also Clare, the women penitents and the laity. Embedded in this vision and communicated in the Intellectual Tradition are implications for the world of politics, economics, social relations, family life and daily human existence.

ISBN 1-57659-202-2
EAN 978-1-57659-202-1
88 pages
Tradepaper
2004


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Franciscan Vision and the Gospel of John: The San Damiano Cross

Franciscan Heritage Series
By  Michael D. Guinan, O.F.M.

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This book establishes a much-needed bridge connecting the best of contemporary scholarship on the Wisdom traditions of the Old Testament, the Gospel of John and the vernacular tradition of the theology of St. Francis, expressed in his writings and portrayed in the San Damiano crucifix. Accompanied by a CD presentation of images, the text correlates a central image-text of community formation with Johannine insights into the mysteries of creation, incarnation, glory and ministry. Practitioners of the Franciscan Gospel life, gazing upon the cross with informed minds and open hearts, might become transformed into the image of the Godhead itself and thus enable others to read and to become the true glory of the love of God and neighbor in our twenty-first century.

This is the fourth volume in a series initiated by the Commission on the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT). The series will, over time, encompass topics such as Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts and other areas of contemporary concern.

Embedded in this vision and communicated in the Intellectual Tradition are implications for the world of politics, social relations, family life and daily human existence. Can we speak in the midst of our own social and ecclesial location a language of God-with-us, of life, of social witness, a language of the intellect that will help us do what is ours to do in this Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel Life?

ISBN 1-57659-203-0
EAN 978-1-57659-203-8
76 pages
Tradepaper
2006


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Franciscan Wealth: From Voluntary Poverty to Market Society

by Giacomo Todeschini, translated by Donatella Melucci

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Originally published in Italian in 2004, Todeschini’s studies highlight the relationship between the development of the Franciscan movement and medieval economic thinking and practice. While not the “first economists,” the early Franciscans approached the marketplace out of their rigorous Christian religiosity and showed clearly the necessary connection between morality and business.

ISBN 1-57659-153-0
EAN 978-1-57659-153-6
209 pages
Tradepaper
2009

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Franciscans and Creation: What Is Our Responsibility?

by Ilia Delio OSF, John F. Haught, Gabriel Uhlein and Dawn Nothwehr
 
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Creation is a vast and awesome mystery. From the furthest horizons of an ever-expanding universe to the organization of a single cell, every level of nature manifests intricate beauty. For Francis of Assisi, as for Bonaventure, created reality reveals God's overflowing goodness reflected in the order, beauty, and harmony of nature. In this third volume of Washington Theological Union papers sponsored by the Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT), we hope to catalyze further discussion and exploration of creation as the sacrament of God. The insights of our Franciscan heritage have much to offer our planet, which is today in a perilous situation. We believe that this rich theological tradition can provide a framework for incorporating environmental sensitivity into contemporary religious practice.

In 2001, the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor (ESC), in collaboration with Franciscan theological schools of the English-speaking world, committed itself to promoting the renewal of Franciscan theological and intellectual formation among the members of the Franciscan family. This promotion has a twofold purpose: to help members understand the beauty and wealth of the Franciscan intellectual tradition and to extend to the whole Franciscan family and to society the intellectual heritage of the Franciscan school so that it can support effective evangelization. This series of publications aims to carry forward this purpose. It is hoped that, with hope, joy and enthusiasm, Franciscans can once again look at their intellectual history, make it part of their lives and prepare to become better proclaimers of the Word to the world.


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Franciscans and Liturgical Life: Let Us Praise, Adore and Give Thanks

by Ilia Delio OSF, Catherine Dooley, Judith Kubicki, James Sabak, William Cieslak, Daniel
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About two years before he died, Francis of Assisi composed his Canticle of the Creatures. Although he was very ill, blind, and near death, this light-filled hymn emerged from his inner depths as a song of praise and glory resounding throughout the whole creation. The Canticle, in a sense, recapitulated the life of Francis, a life of prayer, praise and adoration to the living God of overflowing love. His fidelity to the Liturgy of the Hours, his sacramental view of creation and his Christ-centeredness, all reflected in the Canticle, remind us that Francis's life was, at its core, a liturgical life.

As these papers on Franciscan liturgical life were presented at the Washington Theological Union Symposium in 2006, one could hear whispered among the participants: Are not our hearts burning within us? May the fire of the Spirit illuminating this volume of excellent scholarship ignite within its readers a creative spirit of prayer so that our lives may be lifted up in praise, adoration and thanksgiving to a God of generous love and great humility.

ISBN 1-57659-141-7
EAN 978-1-57659-141-3
104 pages
Tradepaper
2007


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Franciscans and the Scriptures: Living in the Word of God

by Ilia Delio OSF, Dominic Monti OFM, and James Scullion

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Francis of Assisi was able to bridge the gap that had developed between the Church and the many popular approaches to being poor disciples, who often became separated from the Church. By bridging that gap, and by remaining rooted in the Gospel, Francis articulated the foundations for reform in the Church. His life was evangelical, Catholic and reforming.

For those of us who are Christian, the Word of God is a primary experience of the Divine. It is more than a mere carrier of ideas framed in concise propositions. It is, as much Scriptural scholarship maintains today, a life-changing, trans-formative encounter with the Father, Christ the Anointed One and the life-giving Spirit. It is an invitation into the life of the Spirit and an affirmation of each person's human destiny. The contribution of careful biblical scholarship to the Franciscan Movement yields a rich harvest of insight and depth. This present volume by four noted Franciscan scholars provides a valuable step forward in our Christian journey.

ISBN 1-57659-138-7
EAN 978-1-57659-138-3
76 pages
Tradepaper
2006


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Franciscans in Urban Ministry

edited by Roberta McElvie, OSF
 
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Assuming that the lives of Francis and his early followers remain a credible model for engaging in a process of urban evangelization, this text explores some salient features of the Franciscan story and considers contemporary challenges to life and ministry in the city. Contributors include Dominic Monti OFM, Patricia Keefe OSF, Joseph Chinnici OFM, and James A. Wallace, C.S.R.

ISBN 1-57659-182-4
EAN 978-1-57659-182-6
152 pages
Tradepaper
2002

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Friar Minors in Ireland from Their Arrival to 1400

by Francis Cotter, OFM

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This study situates the fascinating story of the foundation of the Friars Minor in Ireland within the historical context of Irish life in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

ISBN 1-57659-083-6
EAN 978-1-57659-083-6
284 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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From Intuition to Institution: The Franciscans

by Theophile Desbonnets

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A religious order isn’t ever born completely organized in the spirit of its founder. It begins as an idea with imprecise limits, and unformulated intuition, recognized one day for what it is by the founder and his first disciples. Thus it was with the Franciscans. Through what collective effort did it shift from being Francis’s intuition to being the Order of Friars Minor? And what remains of the intuition at this point of the evolution? This is what From Intuition to Institution intends to tell.

1988: 166 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0913-8
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From St. Francis to Giotto

by Vincent Moleta

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This book was not meant for the specialist. It brings together and reconsiders some of the most familiar expressions of early Franciscan culture, while it merely touches on related questions such as the debate over poverty and the influence of Joachim of Fiore. Moleta’s aim was to show St. Francis through the eyes fo Italian writers and painters active during the century that followed his death, and to outline his place in the native culture that flowered in Italy from the mid-thirteenth to mid fourteenth centuries.
1984: 120 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0853-7
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Golden Words: The Sayings of Brother Giles of Assisi

by Nello Vian

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The name Giles is the common English form of the Latin Aegidius. During the Middle Ages there was widespread European devotion to a St. Giles who died in 712. Our Giles had two contemporary namesakes who were later beatified. But only Blessed Giles of Assisi has left such “wise saws and modern instances” as the Golden Sayings.

1990: 159 p.
Pb 978-0-8199-0040-1
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Greed, Lust and Power: Franciscan Strategies for Building a More Just World

by Joseph Nangle, Michael Crosby, Darleen Pryds and Vincent Cushing
 
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Greed, Lust and Power: Franciscan Strategies for Building a More Just World contains the proceedings of the annual Franciscan Symposium held at the Washington Theological Union in May 2010. This year’s topic engaged participants with speakers – Joseph Nangle, Michael Crosby, Darleen Pryds and Vincent Cushing – whose descriptions of the world in which we live and proposals as to how we may confront this world from the heart of a tradition whose members walk in the footprints of the One who came not to “condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him” (John 3:17).

ISBN 1-57659-220-0
EAN 978-1-57659-220-5
Tradepaper
2011


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Henrici de Werla, OFM: Opera Omnia

by Henrici de Werla, OFM
edited by Sophronius Clasen, OFM

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Latin Text

ISBN 1-57659-056-9
EAN 978-1-57659-056-0
111 Pages
1955


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Henry of Ghent: Summae Qquasionum Irdinariarum - Volume II

by Henry of Ghent

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Reprint of the 1520 Edition

ISBN 1-57659-050-X
EAN 978-1-57659-050-8
1953


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Henry of Ghent: Summae Quaestionum Ordinariarum - Volume I

by Henry of Ghent

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Reprint of the 1520 Edition

ISBN 1-57659-049-6
EAN 978-1-57659-049-2
1953


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Her Bright Merits: Essays Honoring Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF

Edited by Mary Meany, PhD, and Felicity Dorsett, OSF
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This book is a tribute to Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF, for her academic and scholarly contributions to the study of Clare of Assisi and the women of the Franciscan movement. Divided into four sections, each looks at a particular emphasis of Ingrid's study and scholarship.

The first section introduces us to Ingrid and contains the medal citation from the Franciscan Institute along with contributions from Ramona Miller and Margaret Carney.


The second section takes us into the heart of the Franciscan women with essays by Felicity Dorsett, Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras, Beth Lynn, and Pacelli Millane.



The third section begins with three essays on Angela of Foligno from Diane Tomkinson, Joy Schroeder and Darleen Pryds. Essays from Alison More, Margaret Klotz, Paul Lachance, and Regis Armstrong on topics ranging from Margaret of Cortona to James of Milan to medieval spirituality complete section three.


The last section is Ingrid's summation of what she leaves for us to do.


ISBN 1-57659-312-6
EAN 978-1-57659-312-7
288 Pages
Tradepaper
2012


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Hidden Center, The

by Zachary Hayes, OFM

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This work presents the development of St. Bonaventure’s Christology from his early Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard to his last conferences on the Hexaemeron.

ISBN 1-57659-064-X
EAN 978-1-57659-064-5
222 pages
Tradepaper
2000

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History of Franciscan Theology, The

edited by Kenan Osborne, OFM
 
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One cannot enter the medieval world of the 13th century wearing 21st century glasses. The authors writing in the volume make every effort to see what the Franciscan Schoolmen saw; to hear what they heard; to think as they thought. Thus foundational Franciscan insights and intuitions are offered for consideration in the contemporary search for meaning.

ISBN 1-57659-032-1
EAN 978-1-57659-032-1
345 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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History of St. Bonaventure University, The (1961)

by Mark V. Angelo, OFM, PhD and edited by Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM

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Published in 1961 by Franciscan Institute Publications, this 264-page book grew out of a doctoral dissertation by Mark Angelo, OFM. This book tells in detail the story of the founding of St. Bonaventure and, within that story, also tells the story of Franciscans coming to western New York, Catholic education in America, the development of Cattaraugus County and the founding and growth of the towns of Allegany and Olean, New York. Chapters include:
- Early Territorial History and the Arrival of the Franciscans
- Develop of Higher Education in the United States
- The Formative Years of St. Bonaventure University
- A Chartered College
- A Permanent Foundation
- The First Fifty Years
- Evolution of the Modern Culture
- Destruction by Fire
- Reconstruction
- Friedsam Memorial Library
- World War II
- End of an Era
- A Franciscan University
- Athletics

ISBN: 1-57659-080-1
EAN 978-1-57659-080-5
250 Pages
Tradepaper
1961


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History of the Controversy Over the Debitum Peccati

by Juniper P. Carol, OFM
edited by George Marcil, OFM

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The effort to disassociate the Mother of Christ from the tragedy of Eden has root in the earliest tradition of Christianity. Yet the extent of that disassociation has caused much discussion among scholars. The theological debate was partially settled by the dogmatic pronouncement embodied in the Bull Ineffabilis Deus of 1854. Still some disputed aspects of the doctrine concerning Mary's Immaculate Conception were untouched by papal definition, thus leaving the matter open to further discussion by theologians. One of these disputed aspects concerns the so-called debitum peccati in Our Lady. The object of this work is to study the genesis of the spirited debate between deitists and anti-dietists regarding the Immaculate Conception.

ISBN 1-57659-026-7
EAN 978-1-57659-026-3
260 pages
Tradepaper
1978

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History of the Franciscan Order

by J.R.H. Moorman

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More than twenty years after this book was first published, it is considered by scholars to be the definitive history of the early Franciscan Movement. Moorman tells the story of the friars in the first three centuries of their existence. He highlights the impact they had on society, records the problems and disagreements within the order and indicates their contribution to the life of the world and of the Church.
1988: 641 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0921-3
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History of the Third Order Regular Rule: A Source Book

edited by Margaret Carney, OSF, Jean Francois Godet-Calogeras, and Suzanne M. Kush, CSSF
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The work that produced the approved text for the Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis in 1982 has several sources. The energy and enlightenment that gave rise to this first
international collaboration in TOR history was fed by multiple streams and the most important are enumerated here.

ISBN 1-57659-149-2
EAN 978-1-57659-149-9
512 pgaes
Tradepaper
2008

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I Know Christ

translated by Paul J. Oligny, OFM

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Translation of Saint Francois d’Assise, sa peronnalite, sa spiritualite, by Gratien Badin, O.F.M., Cap. The title of the English translation of this book is taken from one of the sayings of Saint Francis of Assisi: I know Christ, poor and crucified.

ISBN 1-57659-094-1
EAN 978-1-57659-094-2
80 pages
Tradepaper
1988

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Identity and Distinction in Petrus Thomae

by Geoffrey G. Bridges, OFM

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Petrus Thomae taught and wrote in the first half of the fourteenth century. He belonged to the first group of Formalists, as the proponents of the formal distinction immediately after Scotus were called. Apparently, he was an outstanding light, even though at present he is so little known. The study in this book is presented in three major parts. Part I investigates Peter's teaching on the nature and kinds of identity. Part II takes up the nature and kinds of distinction. Part III concludes with a study of the distinction of the categories. Because the Spanish Franciscan Friar Petrus Thomae (died about 1350) was an immediate disciple of John Duns Scotus, it is natural that his doctrine reflects the teaching of the master and contributes to its better understanding. The important place which the formal distinction occupies in the system of Scotus is well known. Petrus Thomae composed an extensive work entitled De Formalitatibus, in which he explains and defends this much-criticized Scotistic position.

ISBN 1-57659-102-6
EAN 978-1-57659-102-4
186 pages
Tradepaper
1959

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In Solitude and Dialogue: Contemporary Franciscans Theologize

edited by Anthony M. Carrozzo OFM
 
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Seven articles explore different aspects of the contemplative experience of contemporary Franciscan theology. The foundation for the essays is Francis’s Rule for Hermitages; the texts emerged from the desire of mature Franciscans to describe the call to pray in community and share their own intellectual journeys. Contributors include R. Duffy, OFM.; J. Mueller, OSF; J. Burkhard, OFM Conv.; and G. Ühlein, OSF.

ISBN 1-57659-167-0
EAN 978-1-57659-167-3
185 pages
Tradepaper
2000

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In the Footsteps of St. Clare: A Pilgrim's Guide Book

by Ramona Miller, OSF

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This book is a guide to the spirituality of Saint Clare of Assisi at the places where she lived and where her body lies. Her courageous exit from her noble home to a life of poverty at San Damiano has a timeless message for Franciscan and for those who yearn to discover God.

ISBN 1-57659-070-4
EAN 978-1-57659-070-6
124 pages
Tradepaper
1993

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In the Name of Saint Francis: A History of the Friars Minor and Franciscanism until the Early Sixteenth Century

by Grado Giovanni Merlo, translated by Raphael Bonnano, OFM, and Robert J. Karris, OFM
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A most fascinating and intriguing aspect of Franciscan history is the constant, life giving examination the friars made of their past, so rich with creativity and intellectual effort, but also so full of human suffering and unremitting conflict.

ISBN 1-57659-155-7
EAN 978-1-57659-155-0
592 pages
Tradepaper
2009

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Introduction to the Works of St. Bonaventure

by J. Guy Bougeraol, OFM

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A French Franciscan scholar and eminent Franciscan authority, Bougerol, provides a major key to the understanding of the Works of Bonaventure. Here, in language that is learned but never unclear, he offers an exposition of the time in which Bonaventure lived, the cultural currents that influenced him, and the particular circumstances in which each of his works originated.

1964: 262 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0525-9
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Islam and Franciscanism: A Dialogue

Spirit and Life Series
 
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Edited by Daniel Dwyer, OFM, and Hugh Hines, OFM. From the time of Francis’s meeting with the Sultan, a tradition of dialogue between the Moslem and Christian traditions, as epitomized in the Franciscan movement, has endured. This volume offers a set of essays that deal with the relationship between Islam and Franciscanism as experienced in the past and as it is presently being addressed.

ISBN 1-57659-169-7
EAN 978-1-57659-169-7
148 pages
Tradepaper
2000

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John de la Rochelle – Eleven Marian Sermons

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John de la Rochelle – Eleven Marian Sermons

This volume contains John de la Rochelle’s Marian sermons which contain specific treatment of Marian doctrine and includes four sermons on the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, four sermons on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, one sermon on the Annunciation, one on the Purification and one on the Nativity of the Lord.

ISBN 1-57659-054-2
EAN 978-1-57659-054-6
103 Pages
Tradepaper
1961

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John Duns Scotus, Philosophical Writings, Set

Five Volume Set

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Philosophical Writings, Set

This five-volume set represents critical editions of Scotus' commentaries on the metaphysics of Aristotle. Begun in the 1990's and completed in 2006, these are the preeminent source documents for understanding Scotus.

Hc: 978-1-57659-227-4

This set includes:

Volume I
Quaestiones in Librum Porphyrii isagoge et Quaestiones Super Praedicamenta Aristotelis
edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
(1999) Hardcover, bound in imitation leather.
1999: 698 p.
Hc: 978-1-57659-121-5

Volume II
Quaestiones in Libros Perihermenias Aristotelis
edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, O.F.M., Timothy Noone, Roberto
Plevano, Andrew Traver, Rega Wood. Quaestiones super Librum Elenchorum Aristotelis,
edited by Robert Andrews, Oleg Bychkov, S. Ebbesen, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM,
Timothy Noone, Roberto Plevano, Andrew Traver. Theoremata edited by Mechtild Dreyer, H. Möhler with the collaboration of G. Krieger (2004). Hardcover, bound in imitation leather.
2004: 768 p.
Hc: 978-1-57659-122-2

Volume III
Quaestiones super Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri I-V
edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, (†) Francis Kelley, (†) George Marcil, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
1997: 848 p.
Hc: 978-1-57659-123-9

Volume IV
Quaestiones super Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri VI-IX
edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, (†) Francis Kelley, (†) George Marcil, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
1997: 806 p.
Hc: 978-1-57659-124-6

Volume V
Quaestiones super Secundum et Tertium de Anima
edited by Bernardo C. Bazán, K. Emery, Romuald Green, OFM, Timothy Noone, Roberto Plevano, Andrew Traver
2006: 443 p.
Hc: 978-0-8132-1422-1


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John Duns Scotus. A Treatise on Potency and Act. Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle Book IX

Introduction and commentary with Latin text and English translation by Allan B. Wolter, OFM.

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This volume presents Book IX of Scotus’s Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, which deals with the fundamental philosophical issues of Potency and Act. The critical edition of the Latin text is included, together with parallel English translation, accompanied by commentary.

ISBN 1-57659-170-0
EAN 978-1-57659-170-3
412 pages
Tradepaper
2000


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John Duns Scotus. Early Oxford Lecture on Individuation

Introduction with Latin text and English translation and notes by Allan B. Wolter, OFM
 
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The problem of individuation, because of its theological implications, was a particularly controversial topic in university circles, especially at Paris and Oxford in the late thirteenth century. Scotus’s lecture translated here is from his first bachelor lectures in Oxford on theological issues occasioned by Peter Lombard’s Sentences.

ISBN 1-57659-191-3
EAN 978-1-57659-191-8
144 pgaes
Tradepaper
2005


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John Duns Scotus. Four Questions on Mary

Translated with an introduction and notes by Allan B. Wolter, OFM
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This small book offers, in a Latin/English editon, a contribution of John Duns Scotus to the theological discussion on Mary the Mother of God. His views had a profound influence on Marian doctrine and devotion over the centuries, culminating in Pius IX’s dogmatic proclamation of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. The questions are dealt with in Scotus’s Ordinatio and are set up in the stylized tripartite format used by medieval professional theologians in their commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard.

ISBN 1-57659-168-9
EAN 978-1-57659-168-0
110 pages
Tradepaper
2000


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John Duns Scotus: Political and Economic Philosophy

Introduction with Latin text and English translation by Allan B. Wolter, OFM.

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Although Scotus’s primary philosophical reputation is as a metaphysician, he did have certain definitive ideas about politics and the morality of the market place. This volume presents two manuscripts of Book IV of Scotus’s Ordinatio, which present his political and economic philosophy. The critical edition of the Latin text is included, together with parallel English translation.

ISBN 1-57659-172-7
EAN 978-1-57659-172-7
92 pages
Tradepaper
2001


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Journey of the Soul into God - Itinerarium Mentis in Deum - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume II (tradepaper)

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by St. Bonaventure
translation and Introduction by Zachary Hayes,  OFM, and Philotheus Boehner, OFM
 
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This new translation of The Journey of the Soul into God - Itinerarium Mentis in Deum - signals a milestone in Bonaventurian scholarship in North America. Based on the famed 1956 Boehner edition, this volume presents the text with a new inclusive-language translation, authoritative notes by Boehner with a new translation of their Latin content, plus the Latin text of the critical edition interfaced with the English text.

ISBN 1-57659-044-5
EAN 978-1-57659-044-7
132 pages
Tradepaper
2002


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Journey of the Soul into God: Itinerarium Mentis in Deum - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume II [Hardcover]

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by St Bonaventure
translation, Introduction and Commentary by Philotheus Boehner and Zachary Hayes OFM
 
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This new translation of The Journey of the Soul into God - Itinerarium Mentis in Deum - signals a milestone in Bonaventurian scholarship in North America. Based on the famed 1956 Boehner edition, this volume presents the text with a new inclusive-language translation, authoritative notes by Boehner with a new translation of their Latin content, plus the Latin text of the critical edition interfaced with the English text.

ISBN 1-57659-185-9
EAN 978-1-57659-185-7
Hardcover
2002


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Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science as the Pursuit of Wisdom

By Keith Douglass Warner, OFM
Now Available!
Release Date: August 2012
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This essay extends the retrieval of the Franciscan intellectual tradition
into the sciences by presenting the vocation and work of three Franciscan
scientists. Friar Bartholomew the Englishman taught his fellow Franciscans
with the best available scientific knowledge to prepare them for preaching
in foreign lands. Friar Roger Bacon conducted research into the natural
world to advance scientific knowledge in service of the Church. Friar
Bernardino de Sahagún investigated the life, worldview and culture of the
Aztec peoples in New Spain (now Mexico) to interpret these for his fellow
Franciscans. In the Franciscan tradition, learning about nature helps one
grow in wisdom, and thus Franciscan science is knowledge for love. This
essay argues that the retrieval of our Franciscan intellectual tradition could
and should include the sciences.
This is the eighth in a series intended to encompass topics which will
connect the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition with today’s language of our
Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel Life. Previous volumes have presented an overview of the tradition,discussed dimensions of creation and Christian anthropology in Franciscan theology, and illustrated them through an iconographic tradition found in the Gospel of John.

ISBN 1-57659-361-4
EAN 978-1-57659-361-5
86 Pages
Tradepaper
2012


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Lectura Secunda (Quaestiones in I Sententiarum Petri Lombardi), Adam de Wodeham, Set

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Adam de Wodeham († 1358), a Franciscan philosopher and theologian, was the most brilliant disciple of William of Ockham († 1347), and a competent and reliable interpreter of the teaching of his master. The publication of his previously unedited work is a sequel and complement to the edition of William of Ockham’s Opera Philosophica et Theologica.

In the prologue Wodeham questions what evidence is accessible to us in the present life. The first three questions of Distinction 1 deal with the nature of science generally, and specifically with theology as a science.
Only after a significant discussion concerning these questions does Wodeham proceed to fruition and beatific vision, the subjects with which most authors begin Distinction 1. From the end of volume I, through the Distinctiones in volumes II and III, Wodeham follows the order of Peter Lombard’s Sentences.

This set includes:

Volume I
Prologus et distinctio 1
edited by Rega Wood.

Volume II
Distinctiones 2-7
edited by (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM.

Volume III
Distinctiones 8-26
edited by Rega Wood.

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Leonine Union of the Order of Friars Minor, 1897, The

by Maurice Carmody, OFM
 
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Over time, efforts by members of his Order to live life after the manner of St. Francis resulted in a diversity which ultimately served the Order poorly. Carmody’s work recounts the struggle to unify four different Franciscan families.

ISBN 1-57659-084-4
EAN 978-1-57659-084-3
234 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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Life and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Cortona, The

translated by Thomas Renna, Phd and Shannon Larson
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Saint Margaret of Cortona is the light of the Third Order of Francis. Such is
the theme of the most extensive biography of any Franciscan Tertiary in the
Middle Ages. Margaret’s extraordinary career brings the historian closer to
the early development of the Franciscans and the Order of Penance; it tells
us much about how women saints were described, and about how civic
cults of saints emerged. Another window, although a smaller one, opens
to the tensions between the Franciscan Community and the Spiritual
Franciscans before the split prior to Pope John XXII. Indeed it could be
said that we know more about Margaret of Cortona than about any woman
of thirteenth-century Italy, with the exception of Clare of Assisi and Clare
of Montefalco.

This edition is translated from the critical Latin edition by Fortunato
Iozzelli, O.F.M. The Life and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Cortona by Fra
Giunta Bevegnati. The original translation by Thomas Renna has been
edited by Shannon Larson.

"The poignant life of Margaret of Cortona offers a profound avenue to explore the rich complexity of Franciscan spirituality with special focus on the Lay Franciscan experience and with insights into the Franciscan tradition as a whole. This accessible translation of the vita of Margaret of Cortona will be beneficial to both students and scholars interested in the Franciscan tradition, and to people with a devotional attraction to Franciscan spirituality. This volume will be indispensable reading in Franciscan studies for decades."
-- Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of History and Spirituality, Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union

"Thomas Renna s English translation of Fra Giunta Bevegnati s 1308 Life of Saint Margaret of Cortona (1247-1293) is a treasure trove of early Franciscan history primarily drawing from her canonization proceedings, the penitential movement, popular legend, and the cult of women's saints. It is based on Fra Fortunato Iozzelli's 1997 critical Latin edition. Renna's translation preserves the colloquial flavor and emotional force of Margaret s dialogues as well as their historical accuracy. Renna is careful to point out that numerous mythical elements about Margaret s penitential practices eventually became integrated into her Legenda. Between 1272-1289 Margaret turned to the Friars Minor, including her biographer, Fra Guinta, for spiritual advice. Known for her severe penances, she became Cortona's most public citizen. She died in 1293 in the commune of Cortona which built a church for her remains that became a popular pilgrimage site. A rich oral tradition continued to surround Margaret until her canonization in 1728. Fra Giunta's life of Margaret is peppered with vignettes relevant to the development of the Third Order of Saint Francis."
-- Ingrid J. Peterson, O.S.F., Rochester, MN

EAN 978-1-57659-301-1
400 Pages
Available in Hard Cover or Paperback
2012


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Marci de Urbi Veteri: Liber De Moralitatibus, Set

Edited by Girard Etzkorn

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The work compiled by Marcus of Orvieto is titled Liber de Moralitatibus. It falls into the category of exempla literature, in this case, a sourcebook for preachers. Marcus follows a strategy of giving physical descriptions of an item followed by its spiritual significance bolstered by scripture quotes and examples. Marcus uses the
work of his Confrere Bartholomew of England’s De proprietatibus rerum and fills his text with simple comparisons, analogies and similes intended to help the preacher’s audience remember the spiritual meaning to be found in the world around them.

Marcus of Orvieto is firmly fixed in the tradition of Bonaventure, for whom wisdom was eminently superior to knowledge, citing him frequently, particularly from the Legenda maior, and also from the Commentary on Luke. In the Middle Ages, sermons constituted important cultural events in the daily and weekly lives of what was in Western Europe a largely Christian population. Thus, by providing a “handbook” for preachers, Marcus
provided a valuable service to the cultural milieu of his time. Edited by Girard J. Etzkorn
Volume I
2005: 525 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-135-2 $75.00
Volume II
2005: 498 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-136-9 $75.00
Volume III
2005: 395 p.
Hc 978-1-57659-137-6 $75.00


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Medieval Franciscan Houses

by John R. H. Moorman

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This work provides an alphabetical listing of the 4500 establishments, approximately, for Friars and Clares from the time of St. Francis until the division of the Order in 1517.

ISBN 1-57659-079-8
EAN 978-1-57659-079-9
710 pages
Tradepaper
1983

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Medieval Franciscans: Friars and Jews in the Middle Ages, The

edited by Steven J. McMichael and Susan E. Myers

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This volume deals with friars, especially the Franciscans and Dominicans, in their writing and preaching about Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

2004: 316 p.
Hc 978-1-00411-398-3
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Mirroring One Another, Reflecting the Divine: The Franciscan-Muslim Journey Into God

Spirit and Life Series

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Presentations from the 8th Franciscan Forum (2008), held in Colorado Springs, with contributions from Jan Hoeberichts, Michael Calabria, OFM, F. Betul Cavdar, Paul Lachance, OFM, and Robert Lentz, OFM. This is a companion volume to Daring to Embrace the Other.

ISBN 1-57659-157-3
EAN 978-1-57659-157-4
119 pages
Tradepaper
2009


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Misadventure of Francis of Assisi, The

By Jacques Dalarun
 
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An English translation of La malaventura di Francesco d’Assisi: per un uso storico delle leggende francescane

This first of three volumes by Professor Dalarun, each originally published in either Italian or French, represents a highly important and unique contribution to a series of viatal questions concerning the Franciscan movement in the Middle Ages. This publication will certainly generate lively discussion and a deeper understanding of the Franciscan phenomenon. In a tone that is profoundly personal and to the point, Dalarun offers to serve as a methodological guide in the renewed interest in the famous “Franciscan Question”: how best to read, interpret and relate the early biographies to the historical Francis.

ISBN 1-57659-181-6
EAN 978-1-57659-181-9
296 pages
Tradepaper
2002


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Mission in the Franciscan Tradition

Spirit and Life Series
 
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Mission in the Franciscan Tradition edited by Anselm Moons, OFM, and Flavian Walsh, OFM.

Collected essays reflect upon the contemporary value of the concrete missionary method of Francis and his followers.

ISBN 1-57659-038-0
EAN 978-1-57659-038-6
246 pages
Tradepaper
1996

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Moral Action in a Complex World: Franciscan Perspectives

by Brain V. Johnstone, Thomas A. Shannon, Kathryn Getek, Thomas A. Narin, Mary Beth Ingham OSF, Daria Mitchell OSF
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Francis of Assisi, frequently referred to as a vernacular theologian, was at the center of that perfect storm known as the Franciscan Movement. While the Order's roots are unmistakably lay, it quickly became established as a clerical organ of the thirteenth century Roman Catholic Church. As such, it was often at the forefront of theological and philosophical debate affecting every aspect of the faith life that time. Leaders from within the Order rose up to guide the development of those discussions and to safeguard the orthodoxy of the faithful. Names like Anthony of Padua, Alexander of Hales, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, John Duns Scotus, Peter John Olivi and William of Ockham - to mention just a few- still entice us into that world of subtlety and complexity which was Medieval Scholasticism.

Scholars, both within the Family and without, search the teachings and writings of these medieval giants for insights that can be applied to contemporary challenges of moral decision-making and the relevance of these thirteenth and fourteenth century Franciscans to today's world and today's Church.

ISBN 1-57659-154-9
EAN 978-1-57659-154-3
150 pages
Tradepaper
2008


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My Heart's Quest: Writings of Eric Doyle, Friar Minor and Theologian

Eric Doyle, OFM
edited by André Cirino, OFM, and Josef Raischl

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Eric Doyle was a man of vision. It was a vision of Christ seen through the eyes of St. Francis of Assisi, which vision brought a unity and a dignity to all creation, as well as a fraternal connection with Christ, the first brother of all. This same vision led Eric to his fascination with Teilhard de Chardin on the one hand and his interest for “mother earth” and ecology on the other. Eric alerted us to the wealth of the spiritual life, prayer, devotion, philosophy and theology that saturate our Franciscan heritage. He sought for answers to contemporary issues in ecology, liberation theology, ecumenism and the place of women in the Church. This volume of more than 600 pages includes articles on Franciscan Spirituality; St. Bonaventure’s and Bl. John Duns Scotus’s theology; Teilhard de Chardin; and various theological and spiritual themes, such as the theology of religious life or the future of the papacy. Throughout the text, the editors wove biographical notes, photos and memories of people who knew Eric. Two of Eric’s recorded talks accompany the text on separate CDs. A complete bibliography closes the collection.


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Nicolaus Minorita: Chronica (The Early 13th Century Poverty Controversy)

edited by Gedeon Gal, OFM, and David Flood, OFM

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A well-documented history of the poverty controversy as told by Nicolaus Minorita, this volume is a “source book” which offers scholars a large collection of fundamental and authentic documents as well as a history of the events surrounding the controversy during the papacy of John XXII. Latin documentation.

ISBN 1-57659-118-2
EAN 978-1-57659-118-2
1238 pages
Hard Cover
1996

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Ockham on Aristotle’s Physics

translated by Julian Davies, OFM

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Ockham on Aristotle’s Physics: A Translation of Ockham’s Brevis Summa Libri Physicorum Translated by Julian Davies, OFM
The Brevis Summa Libri Physicorum is one of four works on natural philosophy written by William of Ockham (14th century). As the title indicates, it is a short treatise. This compendium on Aristotle’s physics is presented here in a quite readable English translation.

ISBN 1-57659-060-7
ISBN 978-1-57659-060-7
170 pages
Tradepaper
1989

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On the Reduction of the Arts to Theology - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume 1

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
By St. Bonaventure
Translation, Introduction and Commentary by Zachary Hayes, OFM
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ISBN 1-57659-043-7
EAN 978-1-57659-043-0
158 pages
Tradepaper
1997


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Paradise Restored

by Jan Hoebrichts

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The Salutation of the Virtues can be characterized as a poetic reminder or even a poetic testament which St. Francis composes so that the brothers may take to heart and never forget the virtues, Gods holy forces, that are to shape the brotherhood in its continuous struggle to build an alternative society against the forces of evil that are threatening the brotherhood and its original ideals.

2004: 276 p.
Pb978-0-8199-1008-0
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Paul of Pergula: Logica and Tractatus de Sensu Composito ed Diviso

by Paul of Pergula
edited by Sr. Mary Anthomy Brown, OSF, PhD

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The Logica should be regarded, not as an innovation, but rather as a mosaic of the treasury of logic known at the time. The contents, expressions, generalizations, diction and phrasing are all particular to the period and special to the rigid form of expression employed in texts concerning logic.

ISBN 1-57659-053-4
EAN 978-1-57659-053-9
162 Pages
Tradepaper
1961


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Paul of Venice: Logica Magna

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The theory of reference, sometimes called supposition, is an explanation of the ways in which words refer to objects in function of certain linguisitc signs. Paul of Venice maintains a threefold division: Material Reference, Simple Reference, and Personal Reference, all of which are identified.

ISBN 1-57659-052-6
EAN 978-1-57659-052-2
Tradepaper
121 Pages
1971


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Peace and Good in America: A History of the Holy Name Province (1850's to Present)

by Joseph M. White

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In carrying forward the province’s tradition of historical writing, the following history aims to place the story of Holy Name Province and its antecedents in the larger context of Church and society in America and in other places where the friars served. The historical understanding of virtually every relevant issue in American Catholic life has advanced markedly since publication of the works of Callahan, Hammon, and Angelo. There are new approaches to dealing with historical truth in Catholic historical works.

ISBN 1-57659-196-4
EAN 978-1-57659-196-3
Hard Cover
2004
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Peter Aureoli: Scriptum Super Primum Sententiarum. Dist. II-VIII

Edited by Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM

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Peter Aureoli, a Franciscan Friar from Aquitania, lectured on the Sentences of Peter Lombard both in Toulouse and Paris, was elected Provincial of Aquitania and consecrated Bishop of Aix by John XXII. The Scriptum is a monumental work, which the author dedicated to his friend and protector John XXII. The present edition is based on the copy written for the Pope.
1956: 1053 p. (Sold As Is)

ISBN 1-57659-119-0
EAN 978-1-57659-119-0
Tradepaper
1956
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Peter of John Olivi on Genesis

Translated and Edited by David Flood, OFM

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Peter Olivi studies history through scripture, insisting that the full course of history can be read in the revelation of the book. Latin Text with English Notes.

ISBN 1-57659-144-1
EAN 978-1-57659-144-4
735 pages
Tradepaper
2007


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Peter of John Olivi on the Acts of the Apostles

Translated and Edited by David Flood, OFM

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Peter Olivi sets out to study the beginnings and the progress (exitus et processus) of the early church in his commentary on the Acts of the Apostles. He adds that, just as the Book of Kings and the Chronicles help us understand the prophets, so does the book of Acts help us understand Paul’s epistles and the “canonical” letters. In accord with his biblical theology, Peter Olivi gave more attention to the historical books of the Bible than did the other scholastics. The result is his commentary on Pentecost, the church of Antioch, the council of Jerusalem and Paul’s visit to Athens and trip to Rome. Latin text.

ISBN 1-57659-174-3
EAN 978-1-57659-174-1
500 pages
Tradepaper
2000


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Peter of John Olivi on the Bible

Translation by David Flood, OFM and Gedeon Gal, OFM

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Peter Olivi read scripture to discover what God was doing in history. It was then possible to say what Franciscans should be doing. We see Peter Olivi at work on Scripture in the writings edited in this book. The book contains editions of Olivi’s principia on the study of Scripture and his commentaries on Isaiah and I Corinthians. With English summaries.

ISBN 1-57659-128-X
EAN 978-1-57659-128-4
431 pages
Tradepaper
1997


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PETER OF JOHN OLIVI – COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF MARK.

Translation, Introduction and Notes by Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.  Publication date:  August 2011
 
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Peter of John Olivi – Commentary on Gospel of Mark:
Robert J. Karris, O.F.M., presents for the first time in English a translation of Peter of John Olivi’s brief treatment on the Gospel of Mark. Olivi (1248-1298), a Provencal Franciscan, wrote this commentary on Mark following longer commentaries on the gospels of John and Matthew which provided background to his commentary on Mark. Karris’s introduction and commentary are valuable to understanding Olivi’s work on Scripture as Karris invites the reader to observe Olivi in his thirteenth classroom. Karris provides a close and successful look at the exegetical work of an outstanding Scripture scholar of the Middle Ages.

ISBN 1-57659-234-0
EAN 978-1-57659-234-2
112 pages
Tradepaper
2011


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Peter of John Olivi's Commentary on Luke's Gospel

by Robert J. Karris, OFM

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Olivi’s commentaries stem mainly from his teaching of Franciscan students in their study houses (studia). Unfortunately only his Commentary on Mark’s Gospel has appeared in English translation. Peter of John Olivi’s Commentary on Luke is largely focused on its literal sense although his insights are often non-traditional and penetrating. Through this small book, he is presented as a Franciscan biblical interpreter not only to the Franciscan Family, but also to the world at large


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Peter of John Olivi's Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles: Thirty Days of Reflection and Prayer

by Robert J. Karris

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In the Middle Ages few authors produced commentaries on The Acts of the Apostles. Peter of John Olivi (1248-1298) authored an excellent exposition, basing himself on the previous work of Venerable Bede (672-735), Rabanus Maurus (780-856), and the Ordinary Gloss. His was a commentary mainly on the literal sense. From time to time he expounds on an allegorical meaning. His commentary stems from his lectures to Franciscan students and may date to ca. 1290.

Those who are acquainted with the previous three volumes in The Franciscan Masters of Scripture series will note that the translations from Peter of John Olivi’s Commentary on Acts are longer. There are two reasons for this. The Acts of the Apostles is composed largely of narrative and speeches, and it takes a commentator some time to explain how the narrative and speeches/sermons flow and to delve into nutty problems.

The Roman Catholic Lectionary for Sundays and Weekdays was the primary influence in the selection of the thirty days of texts from The Acts of the Apostles. In creating his Reflections, Karris has rarely commented on Peter of John Olivi’s exposition. Rather his goal was to focus the readers’ attention on the flow of Luke’s narrative and how his theological themes develop and intertwine.
Lord Jesus, open our eyes, our minds, our hearts through the words of Luke, to see, acknowledge, and love you as the first apostles did.


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Peter of John Olivi, Set

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Peter of John Olivi (1248 - March 14, 1298) was a Franciscan theologian who, although he died professing the faith of the Catholic Church, became a controversial figure in the arguments surrounding poverty at the beginning of the fourteenth century. In large part, this was due to his view that the Franciscan vow of poverty also entailed usus pauper (i.e., ‘poor’ or ‘restricted’ use of goods); while contemporary Franciscans generally agreed that usus pauper was important to the Franciscan way of life, they disagreed that it was part of their
vow of poverty. His support of the extreme view of ecclesiastical poverty played a part in the ideology of the groups coming to be known as the Spiritual Franciscans or Fraticelli.

The Franciscan Institute has published critical editions of his commentaries on Acts, Genesis, and Isaiah: Peter of John Olivi on The Acts of the Apostles, 2001, and Peter of John Olivi on Genesis, 2007. Peter of John Olivi on the Bible, 1997, contains, besides his commentary on Isaiah, five principia on Scripture. A principium explained how the commentator of a text was going to go about his task. On the Bible contains as well the beginning of his commentary on I Corinthians, cut short by his death. His final words: “...no human being in his biological condition, especially with his padded and passing (evanescens et inflatus) science, is able to ascend in any way at all to the superintellectual and ecstatic contemplation of what God has prepared for those who love him, save focused on and lead by and absorbed into the Spirit of Christ.”

This set includes:

Peter of John Olivi on the Acts of the
Apostles
Edited by David Flood, OFM

Peter of John Olivi on the Bible
Edited by David Flood, OFM and
(†) Gedeon Gal, OFM

Peter of John Olivi on Genesis
Edited by David Flood, OFM

Peter of John Olivi - Commentary on the Gospel of Mark
Translation, Introduction and Commentary by Robert Karris, OFM


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Petrus Thomae QUODLIBET

edited by M. Rachel Hooper, OSF, Phd and Eligius M. Buytaert, OFM, STD

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The Spanish Franciscan and early Scotist, Petrus Thomae, was born c. 1280 and died c. 1350. He worked mainly, if not exclusively, in Barcelona. He was a follower and admirer of John Duns Scotus. Whether he studied under Scotus in Paris or under Peter Aureoli in Toulouse has been a matter of academic dispute. Critical Latin Edition.

ISBN 1-57659-055-0
EAN 978-1-57659-055-3
242 Pages
Tradepaper
1957


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Poverty and Prosperity: Franciscans and the Use of Money

by C. Colt Anderson, Marie Dennis, Michael F. Cusato OFM, Steven McMichael, David Burr, Jane Kopas, Daria Mitchell OSF (editor)
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The topic for this Symposium at Washington Theological Union in 2009 was chosen well in advance of the world economic crisis which developed in 2008-2009, but with that reality the theme was infused with additional significance. While plans to gather academics for a thought-provoking investigation into Franciscan traditions involving poverty continued, their presentations were balanced with insights from activists to bring the past into dialogue with the present in order to help us understand how we might think about our resources.

As the papers in this volume demonstrate, Franciscan poverty has and continues to develop and to elicit new forms in the life of the Church. This 2009 Symposium has raised many important questions and possibilities as to how Franciscans can and should use money that will be valuable for the Franciscan family to consider. Even so, the issues relating to prosperity still need further consideration. When one studies the history of the divisions of the Franciscan communities, it seems that they arise out of prosperity rather than poverty. How Franciscans respond to prosperity seems to play a significant role in how Franciscans respond to each other.

ISBN 1-57659-158-1
EAN 978-1-57659-158-1
112 pages
Tradepaper
2009


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Proceedings of the Quadruple Congress on John Duns Scotus, Part 1: John Duns Scotus, Philosopher

edited by Mary Beth Ingham OSF and Oleg Bychkov.
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2008 was the 700th year anniversary of the death of the great Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus. International scholars gathered together from around the world to celebrate the life, work and intellectual legacy of the Subtle Doctor. This gathering took the form of a Quadruple Congress, comprising four conferences, treating four different themes, associated with the intellectual journey and legacy of Scotus. The conferences were held in Oxford, Cologne-Bonn, Strasbourg and the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.

Volume 1 deals with the philosophical aspects of Scotus' works, and contains contributions by:
Stephen F. Brown
Therese-Anne Druart
Francesco Fiorentino
Cruz Gonzalez Ayesta
Stephen A. Hipp
Ludger Honnefelder
Mary Beth Ingham
Severin Kitanov
Graham McAleer
Marilyn McCord Adams
Thomas Mollenbeck
Seamus Mulholland
Timothy J. Noone
Giorgio Pini
Andrea A. Robiglio
Antonie Vos

ISBN 1-57659-213-8
EAN 978-1-57659-213-7
286 pages
Hardcover
2010


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Proceedings of the Quadruple Congress on John Duns Scotus, Part 2: The Opera Theologica of John Duns Scotus.

Edited by Richard Cross
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2008 was the 700th year anniversary of the death of the great Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus. International scholars gathered together from around the world to celebrate the life, work and intellectual legacy of the Subtle Doctor. This gathering took the form of a Quadruple Congress, comprising four conferences, treating four different themes, associated with the intellectual journey and legacy of Scotus. The conferences were held in Oxford, Cologne-Bonn, Strasbourg and the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.

This volume, part 2, offers investigations into the theology of Scotus and contains contributions by Robert Andrews, Oleg Bychkov, William J. Courtenay, Richard Cross, William A. Frank, Tobias Hofmann and Ludger Honnefelder.

ISBN 1-57659-313-4
EAN 978-157659-313-4
192 Pages
Hardcover
2012


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Proceedings of The Quadruple Congress on John Duns Scotus, Part 3: Investigations into His Philosophy

edited by Ludger Honefelder, Hannes Mohle, Andreas Speer, Theo Kobusch, Susana Bullido del Barrio.

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2008 was the 700th year anniversary of the death of the great Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus. International scholars gathered together from around the world to celebrate the life, work and intellectual legacy of the Subtle Doctor. This gathering took the form of a Quadruple Congress, comprising four conferences, treating four different themes, associated with the intellectual journey and legacy of Scotus. The conferences were held in Oxford, Cologne-Bonn, Strasbourg and the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.

This volume represents the third conference held. Contributors include:
Jan A. Aertsen
Robert Andrews
Jan P. Beckmann
Oleg Bychkov
Michal Chabada
Dominique Demange
Francesco Fiorentino
Gabriele Galluzzo
Mark Henninger
Tobias Hoffmann
Roberto Hofmeister Pich
Ludger Honnefelder
Mary Beth Ingham
Peter King
Simo Knuuttila
Theo Kobusch
Hans Kraml
Gerhard Leibold
Marilyn McCord Adams
Hannes Mohle
Jorn Muller
Timothy B. Noone
Dominik Perler
Cesar Ribas Cezar
Axel Schmidt
Gerard Sondag
Andreas Speer
Hans-Joachim Werner
Rega Wood

ISBN 1-57659-216-2
EAN 978-1-57659-216-8
540 pages
Hardcover
2011


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Proceedings of the Quadruple Congress on John Duns Scotus, Part 4: Scotism Through the Centuries (Available September 2012)

Edited by Mechthild Dreyer, Edouard Mehl, Matthias Vollet
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Release Date:July 2013

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2008 was the 700th year anniversary of the death of the great Franciscan philosopher and theologian John Duns Scotus. International scholars gathered together from around the world to celebrate the life, work and intellectual legacy of the Subtle Doctor. This gathering took the form of a Quadruple Congress, comprising four conferences, treating four different themes, associated with the intellectual journey and legacy of Scotus. The conferences were held in Oxford, Cologne-Bonn, Strasbourg and the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University.

This volume, Part 4, examines Scotism and its impact on the development of philosophy from the time of Scotus to our own. Contributors include:

Isabel Iribarren
Christian Trottmann
Rolf Schönberger
Stephen F. Brown
Volker Leppin
Francesco Marrone
Jean-Luc Solère
Hubertus Busche
Yves-Jean Harder
Antonie Vos
Matthias Vollet
Martina Roesner
Andreas Beck
Cyrille Michon
Olivier Boulnois
Claude Coulot
Franck Storne
Luca Parisoli
Mechtild Dreyer
Edouard Mehl
François Loiret

ISBN 1-57659-314-2
EAN 978-157659-314-1
352 pages
Hardcover
2013


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Psychology of Love According to St. Bonaventure, The

by Robert P. Prentice, OFM

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An analysis of St. Bonaventure’s doctrine on purely human, natural love.

ISBN 1-57659-096-8
EAN 978-1-57659-096-6
160 pages
Tradepaper
1957

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Quaestiones in Libros Perihermenias Aristotelis

JDS Philosophical Writings Volume 2

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edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, O.F.M., Timothy Noone, Roberto Plevano, Andrew Traver, Rega Wood. Quaestiones super Librum Elenchorum Aristotelis, edited by Robert Andrews, Oleg Bychkov, S. Ebbesen, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, Timothy Noone, Roberto Plevano, Andrew Traver. Theoremata edited by Mechtild Dreyer, H. Möhler with the collaboration of G. Krieger (2004).
Hardcover, bound in imitation leather.
2004: 768 p.
Hc: 978-1-57659-122-2


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Quaestiones in Librum Porphyrii isagoge et Quaestiones Super Praedicamenta Aristotelis

JDS Philosophical Writings Volume 1

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edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
(1999) Hardcover, bound in imitation leather.
1999: 698 p.
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Quaestiones super Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri I-V

JDS Philosophical Writings Volume 3

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edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, (†) Francis Kelley, (†) George Marcil, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
1997: 848 p.
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Quaestiones super Libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri VI-IX

JDS Philosophical Writings Volume 4

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edited by Robert Andrews, Girard J. Etzkorn, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM, Romuald Green, OFM, (†) Francis Kelley, (†) George Marcil, Timothy Noone, Rega Wood.
1997: 806 p.
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Quaestiones super Secundum et Tertium de Anima

JDS Philosophical Writings Volume 5

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edited by Bernardo C. Bazán, K. Emery, Romuald Green, OFM, Timothy Noone, Roberto Plevano, Andrew Traver
2006: 443 pages.
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Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle - Volume I

by John Duns Scouts, translated by Girard J. Etzkorn and Allan B. Wolter, OFM
 
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An English translation in two volumes of the Latin critical edition of B. Ionnis Duns Scoti: Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri I-IX. Follows the Latin text paragraph by paragraph. The translator’s
introduction provides helpful background material.
Volume I

ISBN 1-57659-160-3
EAN 978-1-57659-160-4
602 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, Set

By John Duns Scotus
Translated by Girard J. Etzkorn and Allan B. Wolter, OFM.


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An English translation in two volumes of the Latin critical edition of B. Ionnis Duns Scoti: Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri I-IX. Follows the Latin text paragraph by paragraph. The translator’s introduction provides helpful background material.

Volume I
ISBN 1-57659-160-3
EAN 978-1-57659-160-4
602 pages
Tradepaper
1997

Volume II
ISBN 1-57659-161-1
EAN 978-1-57659-161-1
643 pages
Tradepaper
1997


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Questions on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, Volume II

by John Duns Scotus, translated by Girrard J. Etzkorn and Allan B. Wolter, OFM
 
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An English translation in two volumes of the Latin critical edition of B. Ionnis Duns Scoti: Quaestiones super libros Metaphysicorum Aristotelis, Libri I-IX. Follows the Latin text paragraph by paragraph. The translator’s
introduction provides helpful background material.
Volume II

ISBN 1-57659-161-1
EAN 978-1-57659-161-1
643 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Quodlibeta Quatuor - Ad Fidem Cocicum Nunc Primum Edita

by Roger Marston, OFM
critical edition by Girard J. Etzkorn and Ignatius Brady, OFM

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Roger Marston (Rogerus de Marston) (died c. 1303) was an English Franciscan scholastic philosopher and theologian.

He studied under John Pecham in Paris, in the years around 1270, and probably also at Oxford a few years later, during the time he was a pupil of John Pecham he was a fellow student with Matthew of Aquasparta. He generally followed Pecham's views on the Eucharist. He regarded time as absolute. He became Franciscan Provincial in England.


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Refounding in the Franciscan Tradition

Spirit and Life Series
 
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Refounding in the Franciscan Tradition edited by Anthony Carrozzo, OFM

These essays describe one Franciscan province’s experience of a refounding process and how it grappled with its dreams, visions and plans in a complex and changing society.

ISBN 1-57659-037-2
EAN 978-1-57659-037-9
135 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition

Franciscan Heritage Series
By Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ
 
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The special focus of this study is the appreciation of beauty in the writing of two great theorists of the tradition, Bonaventure of Bagnoregio and John Duns Scotus.

ISBN 1-57659-205-7
EAN 978-1-57659-205-2
96 Pages
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2009


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Respectfully Yours: Signed and Sealed, Francis of Assisi.

By Edith van den Goorbergh, OSC and Theodore Zweerman, OFM.
 
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By Edith van den Goorbergh, OSC and Theodore Zweerman, OFM.
Translated from the Dutch.
Through a meticulous reading of his writing, one can discover Francis the Mystic. The authors pay full attention to what Francis has to say and pay special attention to texts from the liturgy of Francis’s time.

ISBN 1-57659-178-6
EAN 978-1-57659-178-9
435 pages
Tradepaper
2001

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Retrieving a Living Tradition - Angela of Montegiove: Franciscan, Tertiary, Beguine

by Roberta Agnes McElvie, OSF

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An examination of the story of Angelina and the religious movement associated with her from within the Franciscan tradition, the author reads the source texts with a hermeneutic of suspicion and retrieval. The result provides a greatly expanded and revised perspective on the historical signficance of Angelina as a Franciscan tertiary and Italian Beguine.

ISBN 1-57659-131-X
EAN 978-1-57659-131-4
212 pages
Tradepaper
1997

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Rule of the Friars Minor, 1209-2009: Historical Perspectives, Lived Realties

Spirit and Life Series
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This volume makes available the results of a unique conference held at the Franciscan Institute in April 2009 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Friars Minor through the confirmation of the propositum vitae of the early friars by Pope Innocent III on April 16, 1209. This conference brought together for a brief but intense period of time two groups of people who do not often dialogue with each other: scholars of the Rule and practitioners of the Rule–those who study the Rule in an academic manner and those given the responsibility by their provinces of teaching and modeling the practice of the Rule in daily life. To that end, this volume presents six scholarly essays and nine interventions offered by friars from nine different areas of the globe who shared the challenges of living the Rule in diverse cultural, national and religious contexts.

ISBN 1-57659-212-X
EAN 978-1-57659-212-0
173 pages
Tradepaper
2010


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Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: Origins, Development, Interpretation

by Robert M. Stewart

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The Secular Franciscan ORder received a new rule in 1978 from Pope Paul VI which was intended to give a new impetus to the Order so that it might flourish vigorously. This book examines the impact of that new rule while looking at the Franciscan lay movement from its origin, earlies expression and later transformation.
1991: 462 p.
Pb 978-1-57659-238-0
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Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume III

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
By St. Bonaventure
Introduction and Translation by Zachary Hayes, OFM

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This translation makes Bonaventure’s study on the Trinity available in English for the first time. A leading Bonaventure scholar and theologian, Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., explicates the Trinitarian thought of the Seraphic
Doctor and situates these Quaestiones disputatae in the history of theology.

1979: 273 p.
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Saint Francis of Assisi

By John R. H. Moorman

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Anglican Bishop and renowned medievalist John Moorman writes in his preface to this terrific, short biography of Francis of Assisi that Francis has something to say to people of all kinds. He was a mystic with a special interest in, and understanding of, nature. He was a poet, the first to write in verse in any modern language. He was a man of great courage, risking his life in carrying out his ideals, He inspired large numbers of men to give away all that they possessed and live as vagabonds, begging their bread from door to door, All these things were important, and all combine to make him a very remarkable man. But perhaps the thing about him which appeals to us most today is the challenge which he threw down to the standards and values of the ordinary, secular life of man.


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Scotus and Ockham: Selected Essays

Edited by Allan B. Wolter, OFM
 
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Produced over a career of six decades, Allan Wolter’s monumental editions, translations, commentaries
and studies constitute by far the largest and most influential body of scholarship by any modern author
of John Duns Scotus. The present collections brings together twelve of Wolter’s seminal articles, most of which have never been reprinted, as well as two new studies written for this volume. They range over
the length of Wolter’s career and represent the breadth of his interests: Scotus’s literary
production and academic career, his metaphysics, ethics, and theologoy, and his relation to Ockham and other Franciscan theologians.

ISBN 1-57659-188-3
EAN 978-1-57659-188-8
350 pages
Tradepaper
2003

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Scotus for Dunces: An Introduction to the Subtle Doctor

MaryBeth Ingham, C.S.J
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This book is a “simple guide” to theological and philosophical aspects

of the thought of the medieval Franciscan John Duns Scotus. Known as the Subtle Doctor, Scotus has a “reputation for intricate and technical reasoning.” Ingham provides an insightful and creative introduction to his philosophical

and theological principles, which are explored with clarity and demonstrated by the use of mumerous practical examples. By organizing the book around themes that are both timely and urgent, Ingham invites the reader into thoughtful reflection, encourages lively discussion, and challenges Franciscans in particular to consider choosing, always more conscious, lovingly, and freely, patterns of relationship that strive for the goodness and beauty in all things.

ISBN 1-57659-187-5
EAN 978-1-57659-187-1
240 Pages
Tradepaper
2003


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Soul In Ascent, The

by Timothy Johnson
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Release Date: January 2013 – Now Available!

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First published by Franciscan Press in 2000, Dr. Timothy J Johnson’s The Soul in Ascent: Bonaventure on Poverty, Prayer and Union with God has offered a thorough textual study of the importance of prayer in Bonaventure’s theology and life. This new edition is updated to include Johnson’s most recent work on Bonaventure’s Sunday Sermons sourced from his work, The Sunday Sermons of St. Bonaventure – Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series. This new edition is a must-read book for anyone interested in Franciscan spirituality and theology.

Again, the scholarship of Timothy Johnson allows Bonaventure’s prayer and preaching to be powerfully alive in our own day. The first is the movement of the Spirit in the depths of heart and the second the proclamation of the Spirit in the life of the Church.
- J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., Saint Louis University

Tim Johnson’s study on prayer in Saint Bonaventure stands alone like a tall tree in the field of Franciscan studies. The Soul in Ascent gives readers the only thorough textual study introducing Bonaventure’s practice of prayer.
- Ingrid Peterson, OSF

If Francis discovered that prayer is an activity of the Spirit, Bonaventure was able to identify Francis’s unique charism of prayer: that of the poor. Johnson’s work is a wonderful tool that will be cherished by those eager to deepen the “Spirit of holy prayer.”
- Regis J. Armstrong, OFM Cap.

ISBN 1-57659-342-8
EAN 978-1-57659-342-4
240 Pages
2012
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Spiritual Warfare and Six Other Spiritual Writings of Peter of John Olivi

translation, introduction and notes by Robert J. Karris, OFM
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Release Date: August 2012
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While Peter of John Olivi (d. 1298) is generally classified more as a theologian
and/or philosopher than as a spiritual director, Robert Karris presents
several short works by Olivi which clearly indicate that he was concerned for
the spiritual progress of lay people, too. Besides Olivi’s four spiritual writings
– The Armed Soldier, The Prayer of Thanksgiving, Lessons on Growth in the
Spiritual Life and Remedies against Spiritual Temptations – Karris adds his
treatise on The Lord’s Prayer, on The Seven Sentiments of Christ Jesus, and an
abbreviated version of his commentary on Mary’s response to Gabriel in Luke
1:26-38.
In addition to the works of Olivi, Karris provides a plethora of footnotes to aid
the reader, and in an appendix he has translated two interpretive parallels to
help readers see where Olivi follows traditional lines of thought and where he
diverges into his own unique treatment.
For too long the temptation to dismiss Olivi as a Franciscan reformer who ran afoul of the Roman authorities
after his death has kept his writings in the background of Franciscan scholarship. Now, with this short but penetrating
introduction to another facet of Peter of John Olivi’s ministry, Karris gives us reason to look again and
find new treasures in the life of Olivi which can enrich us today.
Robert J. Karris, OFM, ThD, Robert J. Karris, OFM, ThD,

ISBN 1-57659-355-X
EAN 978-1-57659-344-8
120 Pages
Tradepaper
2012


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St. Anthony, Doctor of the Church

by Sophronius Clausen

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Clasen produces an in depth biography of St. Anthony of Padua, piecing together the missing attributes of Anthony’s life through descriptive accounts and old biographies. Clasen traces Anthony through Morocco, Sicily, Northern Italy, and France to his death in Padua.
1973: 116 p.
Pb 978-0-8199-0458-4
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St. Bonaventure's Commentary on John's Gospel: Thirty Days of Reflection and Prayer

by Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.
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Release Date: January 2013 – Now Available!

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From author Robert J. Karris, O.F.M.: It seems that a word of general orientation is in order for those coming to Bonaventure's Commentary on the Gospel of John for the first time. Bonaventure's style of commentary consists of a detailed outline of the text, running commentary on the individual verses, and answers to questions that arise from the text. In my selection of the Johannine passages for thirty days, I have given preferential treatment to those passages used in the liturgy during Cycle B and for Christmas, Sundays in Lent, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Sundays after Easter.

Perhaps preachers may want to share with their congregations interpretations that are so old that they are new, that sparkle because Bonaventure has singled out the very best from tradition, and that challenge our hackneyed ways of interpreting a favorite passage such as Jesus healing of a man who had been disabled for thirty-eight years (John 5).

Each day is arranged in the following manner. At the beginning I tell readers what passage from John's Gospel to read and meditate upon. Then I provide Bonaventure's commentary on one or two verses of the passage under consideration. My Reflection follows Bonaventure's interpretation. In the Reflection I relate Bonaventure's commentary to the rest of the passage being interpreted, to contemporary exposition, and to themes in the rest of the Gospel. I conclude each day with a Prayer, which is meant to be a springboard for readers own prayers.

In the tradition of lectio divina, Bob Karris, O.F.M., offers us a way to prayerfully explore the Seraphic Doctor's Commentary on the Gospel of John. Karris has insightfully selected thirty gospel texts with Bonaventure's comments to help us deepen our Christian discipleship.This is Franciscan scholarship at its finest: to lead one to an encounter with the Living Lord! --Michael Perry, O.F.M., Vicar General, Order of Friars Minor, Rome

In Thirty Days author and reader undertake a month-long pilgrimage into wisdom. Here a master of scriptural theology unites the best in contemporary scholarship with the best in medieval Franciscan contemplation on the Word of God. Karris's usual combination of a pithy and illuminating style with a deep and enriching content invites us into a feast of learning. The result for both preacher and receiver: a spiritual experience of knowledge, meditation, prayer, and application to daily life.
--Joseph P. Chinnici, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California

For more than a decade, Robert J. Karris renowned Lucan scholar has applied his exegetical expertise to the recovery of St. Bonaventure s genius as medieval master of the sacred page. While certain works of Bonaventure are famous treatises on theological themes (e.g., The Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, The Breviloquium), his magisterial works of Scripture commentary have only recently started being available in English. Having completed the translation of Bonaventurean Commentaries on John and Luke, Fr. Karris now seeks to lead us into the mine of hidden gems of reflection. The work is itself a jewel. Short, pithy extracts of Bonaventure's writing, reflections that bridge the gap from medieval to post-modern minds, and short prayerful responses to round out a busy person's meditation on the Word. These are the clear, marvelously assembled contents of this small vade mecum. This good venture into the Seraphic Doctor's works honors the original author. If you love standing in the stream of Christian tradition experienced as ever ancient, ever new, you will love this book.
--Margaret Carney, O.S.F. , St. Bonaventure University


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St. Bonaventure's Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume IV

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
By Zachary Hayes, OFM

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The first English translation of this work. Bonaventure’s study is done in the medieval scholastic style of disputed
questions and shows how he, as scholar, was at the center of what Christianity is about.

ISBN 1-57659-046-1
EAN 978-1-57659-046-1
202 pages
Tradepaper
1992


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St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume VII

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
By Robert J. Karris, OFM, and Campion Murray, OFM.
 
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An important text for historians of theology and philosophy. This volume illustrates how Bonaventure was influenced by the Book of Ecclesiastes.

ISBN 1-57659-197-2
EAN 978-1-57659-197-0
461 pages
Tradepaper
2005


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St. Bonaventure’s Writings Concerning the Franciscan Order - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume V

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
by Dominic V. Monti, OFM
 
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After introducing the reader to Bonaventure as General Minister of the Franciscan Order, this volume presents twenty documents and helpful introductions to their importance.

1994: 281 p.
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St. Francis and the Song of Brotherhood and Sisterhood

By Eric Doyle, OFM
 
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In 1981 the author wrote: “The Canticle of Brother Sun is a charter of peace . . . the most basic meaning of peace is being at home with all creatures, loving all life, reverencing all matter. The Canticle has a message of peace for all nations. . . . ”. For those who find in St. Francis an inspiration, this book will provide practical starting points for the application of the Franciscan way to everyday life.

ISBN 1-57659-003-8
EAN 978-1-57659-003-4
205 pages
Tradepaper
1996


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St. Francis and the Third Order: The Franciscan and pre-Franciscan Penitential Movement

by Raffaele Pazzelli, TOR

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The publication of this text was the first time an English-language history of the Third Order was made available to Third Order Regulars and the Secular Franciscan Order - who combined comprise The Order of Penance.

1989: 256 p.
Pb 978-0-8199-0953-4
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St. Francis of Assisi

by Raoul Manselli

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Attempting to grasp the central and inspiring motive of Francis’s life and work, Manselli depicts the little man of Assisi struggling to step as faithfully as possible in the footprints of the model, Jesus Christ. At this juncture of history when religious orders have been directed to their original charisms, Raoul Manselli, in depicting Francis of Assisi reminds all Franciscan of the noble ideals upon which has been built the Order of Francis of Assisi.
1985: 388 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0880-3
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St. Francis of Assisi: Essays in Commemoration

by Maurice W. Sheehan, OFM Cap

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A selection of a dozen essays on St. Francis from great twentieth theologians and historians commemorating the eighth century of the birth of St. Francis. This book is both a good characterization of the Spirituals and an interesting starting point for the study of Capuchin reform.

ISBN 1-57659-063-1
EAN 978-1-57659-063-8
194 pages
Tradepaper
1982

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St. John Damascene DIALECTICA Version of Robert Grosseteste

edited by Owen A. Colligan, OFM

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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.

ISBN 1-57659-362-2
EAN 978-1-57659-362-2
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Stigmata of Francis of Assisi, The

Essays by Jacques Dalarun, Carla Salvati and Michael Cusato, OFM

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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.
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ISBN 1-57659-140-9
EAN 978-1-57659-140-6
113 Pages
Tradepaper
2006


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Studies Honoring Ignatius Brady, Friar Minor

edited by Romano Stephen Almagno and Conrad L. Harkins

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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.

ISBN 1-57659-029-1
EAN 978-1-57659-029-4
496 pages
Hard Cover
1976

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Sunday Sermons of St. Bonaventure - Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume XII,The

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

ISBN 1-57659-145-X
EAN 978-1-57659-145-1
583 pages
Tradepaper
2008


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That Others May Know and Love: Essays in Honor of Zachary Hayes, OFM - Franciscan, Educator, Scholar

edited by Michael Cusato, OFM

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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.


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The Eucharistic Teaching of William Ockham

by Gabriel Buescher, OFM STD

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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.

ISBN 1-57659-031-3
EAN 978-1-57659-031-7
157 Pages
Tradepaper
1974


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The First-Gospel, Genesis 3:15

by Dominic J. Unger, OFM Cap
edited by Eligius Buytaert, OFM

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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.

ISBN 1-57659-030-5
EAN 978-1-57659-030-0
362 Pages
Tradepaper
1954


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The Franciscan Moral Vision: Responding to God's Love

Edited by Tom Nairn

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In the last half century, contemporary Catholic moral theology has developed at a rapid pace. Franciscan scholars have played a major part in this renewal of contemporary moral theology. Yet, these moral insights from the Franciscan tradition have, to a great extent, been overlooked by the English speaking world since many of the
works have not been available in English. The authors of this volume of essays hope that this contribution on the Franciscan moral vision will help to broaden the conversation regarding moral theology and continue the work already accomplished by the many authors working in non-English languages. Scholar contributors to this volume of essays include Joseph Chinnici, Kenan Osborne, Thomas Shannon, Thomas Nairn and Mary Beth Ingham.

2013: 326 pages

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The Friars Minor in China (1925 - 1955)

edited by Arnulf Camps, OFM, and Pat McCloskey, OFM

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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.

ISBN 1-57659-002-X
EAN 978-1-57659-002-7
Tradepaper
1996

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The Good Journey: 150 Years of History at St. Bonaventure University

Based on the research of Edward K. Eckert
Editing and additional content by Robert, Ann and Daniel McCarthy
St. Bonaventure University is pleased to announce the publication of its photographic history:
THE GOOD JOURNEY: 150 YEARS OF HISTORY AT ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITYBased on an original text by Edward Eckert with editing and additional content from St. Bonaventure alumni Robert, Ann and Daniel McCarthy. This engaging, narrative text coupled with iconic and inspiring photos from the St. Bonaventure University archives provides this compelling written and visual history of St. Bonaventure. THE GOOD JOURNEY is being published in hardcover with dust jacket. It is landscape designed and totals 160 pages with more than 250 photographs.

 
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ISBN 1-57659-222-7
EAN 978-1-57659-222-9
Hard Cover
2011


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The Rules of Isabelle of France: An English Translation with Introductory Study

By Sean L. Field

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Isabelle of France (1225-1270) is best known as the sister of St. Louis and the founder of the female Franciscan community of Longchamp near Paris. In 1259 Pope Alexander IV approved the important new rule for this community, which Isabelle had co-authored with a team of leading Franciscan theologians, including St. Bonaventure. This was only the second female-authored rule – after Clare of Assisi's 1253 Form of Life – ever to be approved by the papacy. Moreover, in 1263 Isabelle secured a revision of her rule from Pope Urban IV, which granted her controversial desire to have her sisters be known as Sorores minores, analogous to the male Fratres minores. In this form, the Isabelline rule was adopted by numerous houses, particularly in France and England.

In The Rules of Isabelle of France, Sean L. Field offers the first published English translations of both versions, along with a close study of their origins and interest for Franciscan history. The volume also illuminates the larger context around Isabelle of France and Longchamp by including translations (by Larry F. Field) of five papal letters to or concerning Isabelle.


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The Sacrament of Confirmation in the Early-Middle Scholastic Period

by Kilian F. Lynch, OFM, STD

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ISBN 1-57659-025-9
EAN 978-1-57659-025-6
256 Pages
Tradepaper
1957


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The Teacher of His Heart

by Norbert Nguyen-Van Khanh, OFM
 
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There was a passion, an intense energy of love that drove Francis to center his entire life in Christ. Christ was, indeed, the teacher of his heart. This book concentrates on the Christological dimension of Francis’s thought seen through the prism of his writings and against the background of the world in which he lived.

ISBN 1-57659-066-6
EAN 978-1-57659-066-9
253 pages
Tradepaper
1994

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The Theory of Knowledge of Vital du Four

by John E. Lynch, CSP, PhD
edited by Stephen F. Brown, OFM

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French Franciscan Vital Du Four was a counselor to two popes, Clement V and John XXII, and was a central figure in the poverty controversy of the early fourteenth century. Vital du Four (Bazas, 1260-Avignon, 1327) was a French Franciscan theologian and scholastic philosopher. He became Cardinal in 1312 and bishop of Albano in 1321. This book is principally concerned with the eight disputed questions - De cognitione - which were written at Toulouse between 1297 and 1300; during the time of the great poverty controversy. A number of Vital du Four's works were historically and erroneously attributed to John Duns Scotus. Writing in the period between Bonaventure and Duns Scotus, Vital du Four reflects the influence of Bonaventure and, in turn, influenced Scotus. In Vital du Four, one finds a Franciscan who - even before Scotus - was powerfully affected by the philosophy of Henry of Ghent. He accentuated the primacy of intuition and the importance of the individual in his writings which had a profound affect upon the history of philosophy and theology when they were articulated in the writings of a next-generation philosopher and Franciscan, William of Ockham.

ISBN 1-57659-103-4
EAN 978-1-57659-103-1
216 pages
Tradepaper
1972

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The Tractatus De Successivis

attributed to William Ockham
edited by Philotheus Boehner, OFM
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Boehner begins this volume with a biography of Ockham and a bibliography of Ockham. These are followed by The Tractatus De Successivis. Published in 1943, this is the very first book published by The Franciscan Institute.

ISBN 1-57659-292-8
EAN 978-1-57659-292-2
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The Writings of Clare of Assisi: Letters, Form of Life, Testament and Blessing

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The Writings of Clare of Assisi presents the latest scholarship by Ingrid Peterson, Lezlie Knox, Michael W. Blastic and Jean-François Godet-Calogeras.
2011: 144 pages. Pb 978-1-57659-233-5 $19.95


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The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Letters and Prayers

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Letters and Prayers features the scholarly work of Luigi Pellegrini, Jean- François Godet-Calogeras, Michael W. Blastic, Michael F. Cusato, Jay M. Hammond PhD, and Laurent Gallant.

2011: 336 pages. Pb 978-1-57659-230-4 $29.95


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The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Rules, Testament and Admonitions

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Rules, Testament and Admonitions contains essays by William J. Short, Michael W. Blastic, Jay M. Hammond, PhD and JA Wayne Hellmann.
2011: 336 pages. Pb 978-1-57659-232-8 $29.95


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Theory of Demonstration According to William Ockham

by Damascene Webering, OFM

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Theory of Demonstration According to William Ockham by Damascene Webering, OFM

The author studies one of the principal problems of scholastic logic: namely, the nature of demonstration as expounded by the eminent medieval logician William of Ockham.

ISBN 1-57659-099-2
EAN 978-1-57659-099-7
186 pages
Tradepaper
1953

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Theory of Demonstration According to William Ockham

by Damascene Webering, OFM, PhD

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Without the intention of defending Ockham's philosophical or theological doctrines, Webering clarifies some notions fundamental to his system by interpreting Ockham's Theory of Demonstration.

ISBN 1-57659-099-2
EAN 978-1-57659-099-7
186 Pages
Tradepaper
1953


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Thomas Murner and the Eucharist

by J. M. Miskuly, OFM

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This examination of Thomas Murner's works produced between 1520 and 1529 aims at contributing to a better understanding and knowledge of a man who, without any significant following of his own, sought to stem the tide of a theological, social and political movement which would mark the end of European religious unity.

ISBN 1-57659-115-8
EAN 978-1-57659-115-4
200 Pages
Tradepaper
1990


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Tractatus de Perspectiva

by John Pecham
edited with an Introduction and Notes by David C. Lindberg
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John Pecham was interested in the entire range of thirteenth-century learning, and he wrote on theology, psychology, natural philospohy, and mathematics. Pecham was a significant figure in the scientific movement of the thirteenth-century.

ISBN 1-57659-051-8
EAN 978-1-57659-051-5
110 Pages
Tradepaper
1972


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Tractatus de Sacramentis

by Guidonis de Orchellis
edited by PP. Damiani et Odulphi Van den Eynde, OFM

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ISBN 1-57659-059-3
EAN 978-1-57659-059-1
365 Pages
Tradepaper
1953


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Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition

Franciscan Heritage Series
by Maria Calisi
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Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition by Dr. Maria Calisi builds substantially on the previous volumes in the Franciscan Heritage series sponsored by the Secretariat for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) of the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor. Dr. Calisi is an authority on the theology of Saint Bonaventure. Her exposition of the foundations of the Seraphic Doctor's theology in the contemplative experience of and reflection on the relational nature of God's life retrieves an important theological perspective applicable to our contemporary search for meaning. Well schooled in the patristic inheritance, Calisis engages the reader with a simple but profound analysis of the creedal sign shared by all Christians: In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. In these pages we will discover how doctrine can shape life, and life, doctrine; how faith-filled human beings rooted in Trinitarian love can bear great fruit for both Church and society by engaging practitioners in action supportive of personal dignity, ecumenical relationships, social transformation, and ecclesial reform.

This is the fifth in a series intended to encompass topics which will connect the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition with today's language of our Christian Catholic Franciscan way of Gospel life. Previous volumes have presented an overview of the tradition, discussed dimensions of creation and Christian anthropology in Franciscan theology, and illustrated them through an iconographic tradition found in the Gospel of John. It is our hope that this book will present, in an easy and accessible form, the central foundational element of the Trinitarian vision to students in the college classroom, the parish adult education program, Secular Fraternity gatherings and various community meetings. The depth of this presentation and its consequences for our life will only be plumbed through a process of intellectual and affective conversion. Dr. Calisi has pointed us in the right direction.

ISBN 1-57659-204-9
EAN 978-1-57659-204-5
96 pages
Tradepaper
2008


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True Followers of Justice: Identity, Insertion and Intinerancy Among the Early Franciscans

Spirit and Life Series
 
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edited by Michael F. Cusato, OFM, Keith Warner, OFM, and Elise Saggau, OSF.

As thirteenth-century urban populations increased, the friars, entrusted by the Church with the ministry of preaching, naturally needed to go where the people were. At the same time they needed to honor their way of life, which required them to live prayerfully in fraternities, yet not settle down permanently in stable religious houses after the monastic model.

ISBN 1-57659-171-9
EAN 978-1-57659-171-0
160 pages
Tradepaper
2000

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Vita Evangelica: Essays In Honor of Margaret Carney, OSF

Franciscan Studies – Volume 64, 2006
LIMITED EDITION

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In this special edition of Franciscan Studies, Sr. Margaret Carney,
OSF is honored by a series of articles on her 65th birthday.

ISBN 1-57659-316-9
EAN 978-1-57659-316-5
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2006


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We Saw Brother Francis

by Francis de Beer

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De Beer does not aim to examine the saint’s life from testimonies written once that life on earth had been concluded; rather he inquires how those who knew Francis first hand encountered him while he was still alive. He attempts to discover how Francis's contemporaries experienced him close up. How did they criticize him? How did they imagine him?

1983: 145 p.
Hc 978-0-8199-0803-2
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William of Ockham, Philosophical Works, Set

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Ockham published several philosophical works. Ockham also wrote several commentaries on the works of Aristotle. In addition, he engaged in public debates, the proceedings of which were published under the titles Disputed Questions and Quodlibetal Questions— “quodlibet” meaning “whatever you like.” Ockham’s opus magnum, however, is his Summa Logicae, in which he lays out the fundamentals of his logic and its accompanying metaphysics. All of Ockham’s works have been edited into modern editions but not all have been translated. These seven volumes, collectively called Ockham’s Philosophica, are critical works of his most important philosophical work. This series represents a multidecade effort, with the first volume published in 1974 and the seventh volume published in 1988.

This set includes:

Volume I
Summa Logicae
edited by (†) Philotheus Boehner, OFM, (†)

Volume II
Expositionis in Libros Artis Logicae Prooemium et Expositio in Librum Porphyrii de Praedicabilibus
edited by (†) Ernest A. Moody; Expositio in Librum Praedicamentorum Aristotelis, ed. by (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM; Expositio in Librum Perihermenias Aristotelis, ed. by Angelus R. Gambatese and Stephen Brown; Tractatus de Praedestinatione et de Praescientia Dei et de Futuris Contingentibus, ed. by (†) Philotheus Boehner, OFM., revised by Stephen Brown.

Volume III
Exposition super Libros Elenchorum Aristotelis
edited by Francesco del Punta.

Volume IV
Expositio in Libros Physicorum (Books I-III)
edited by Vladimir Richter, S.J. and Gerhard Leibold.

Volume V
Expositio in Libros Physicorum (Books IV-VIII)
edited by Rega Wood, (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM., Romuald Green, OFM and Girard J. Etzkorn.

Volume VI
Brevis Summa Libri Physicorum, Summula Philosophiae Naturalis and Quaestiones super Librum Phsicorum Aristotelis.
edited by Stephen F. Brown.

Volume VII
Dubia et Spuria. Tractatus Minor Logicae et Elementarium Logicae
edited by (†) Eligius Buytaert, OFM


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William of Ockham, Theological Works, Set

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Franciscan Institute Publications presents a ten-volume set of Ockham’s Commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, a standard requirement for medieval theology students. Ockham began his theological training at Oxford around the year 1318-19 which included a required two-year cycle of lectures commenting on Lombard’s Sentences, the standard theological textbook of the day. This ten-volume critical edition of Ockham’s theological commentary and lectures was begun in 1967 and completed in 1986.

Volume I
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum (Ordinatio), Prologus et Distinctio prima
A critical edition by (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM and Stephen F. Brown.

Volume II
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum (Ordinatio), Distinctiones secunda et tertia
edited by Stephen F. Brown and (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM.

Volume III
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum(Ordinatio), Distinctiones 4-18
edited by Girard J. Etzkorn.

Volume IV
Scriptum in Librum Primum Sententiarum (Ordinatio), Distinctiones 19-48
edited by Girard J. Etzkorn and Francis E. Kelley.

Volume V
Quaestiones in Librum Secundum Sententiarum (Reportatio)
edited by (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM and Rega Wood.

Volume VI
Quaestiones in Tertium Librum Sententiarum(Reportatio)
edited by Francis E. Kelley and Girard J. Etzkorn.

Volume VII
Quaestiones in Librum Quartum Sententiarum (Reportatio)
edited by Rega Wood and (†) Gedeon Gál, OFM.

Volume VIII
Quaestiones Variae
edited by Girard J. Etzkorn, Francis E. Kelley and Joseph C. Wey, CSB.

Volume IX
Quodlibeta Septem
edited by Joseph C. Wey.

Volume X
Tractatus de Sacramento Altaris and De Corpore Christi
edited by Carlo A. Grassi.


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Women of the Streets, Early Franciscan Women and Their Mendicant Vocation

Franciscan Heritage Series
by Darleen Pryds
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This book about Mendicant women outside the cloister is unique in its content. Rose of Viterbo, Angela of Foligno, Margaret of Cortona, and Sancia, Queen of Naples, were all born within the first century of the Franciscan Order. As women who pursued their religious vocation of voluntary poverty, itinerancy, and preaching outside of monastic walls – in the streets and in their homes – they could very well be called the first generation of mendicant women.

ISBN 1-57659-206-5
EAN 978-1-57659-206-9
96 Pages
Tradepaper
2010


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Works of St. Bonaventure 15 Volume Set

The Complete Works of St. Bonaventure Set

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The Complete Works of St. Bonaventure Set

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Writings on the Spiritual Life: Works of St. Bonaventure, Volume X

Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series
By St. Bonaventure
Edited by F. Edward Coughlin, OFM
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This book contains selected spiritual and theological texts by St. Bonaventure. The texts includes are: The Threefold Way, On the Perfection of Life, On Governing the Soul, The Soliloquium: A Dialogue on the Four Spiritual Exercises. An appendix includes four additional texts that provide some important and helpful clarifications on aspects of the Seraphic Doctor's theology of the spiritual life found in this book. It includes: the prologue to the Commentary on Book II of the Sentences of Peter Lombard and three short sermons: On the Way of Life, On Holy Saturday, and On the Monday after Palm Sunday.

ISBN 1-57659-162-X
EAN 978-1-57659-162-8
275 pages
Tradepaper
2006


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