The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
Tracing Its Origins
Publication Year: 2003
Published by: Franciscan Institute Publications
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GENERAL EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION
On behalf of the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT), I present to you with great pleasure this first volume of The Franciscan Heritage Series—The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition: Tracing Its Origins and Identifying Its Central Components by Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M. ...
PART ONE: AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition is a philosophical and theological expression of understanding the Catholic faith. As a philosophy and theology, this tradition is one of several major interpretations of this faith. In the history of the western Catholic Church, two other major traditions have enriched ...
PART TWO: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW—30 C.E. TO 1300 C.E.
This period begins with the Resurrection/Pentecost event and ends with the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. After the Resurrection, the disciples spoke about Jesus, retelling things he had said and done. They also shared their feelings and their perceptions of the Jesus-event in ...
PART THREE: THE PHILOSOPHICAL WORLD OF ARISTOTLE
Although the reader may find the following exposé of Aristotle a little daunting, its importance will become apparent when our Franciscan tradition is examined in more detail. It is also hoped that this brief exposition will help those reading the entire series to understand the primary texts ...
PART FOUR: THE GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRANCISCAN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION
There were only twelve Franciscan brothers in 1208/1209. By 1250 there were thirty thousand Franciscan friars.1 This was a remarkable growth for any religious order in the Catholic Church. Both the spiritual and intellectual training of the applicants, novices and young friars became an immediate ...
PART FIVE: DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF THE FRANCISCAN INTELLECTUAL TRADITION
Since the end of the thirteenth century, as we have indicated, there has been a form of theology called “Franciscan.” The first major production of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition was the Summa of Alexander of Hales. One finds in this first Summa several key aspects of the spiritual vision of Francis of Assisi. ...
This first volume of our series has attempted to identify some central components of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. From our consideration, we can conclude that this intellectual tradition has deep roots that go back to the beginnings of Christian theology. The central components have been, in one form ...
Page Count: 88
Publication Year: 2003
Volume Title: Volume 1
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