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Writings on the Spiritual Life
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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xv
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  1. Introduction: The Journey of the Heart into Wisdom
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. I: Bonaventure:Disciple, Teacher, Mystical Theologian
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. II: The Human Person Made in the image of God ...Called to become a greater likeness to Christ
  2. pp. 7-41
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  1. III: The Threefold Spiritual Journey into Wisdom
  2. pp. 41-69
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  1. IV: The Texts in Translation
  2. pp. 70-75
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  1. V: Some Conclusions
  2. pp. 76-79
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  1. The Texts in Translation
  2. pp. 80-80
  1. The Threefold Way / De triplici via
  2. pp. 81-133
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  1. On the Perfection of Life / De perfectione vitae ad sorores
  2. pp. 134-197
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  1. On Governing the Soul / De regimine animae
  2. pp. 198-210
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  1. Soliloquium: A Dialogue on the Four Spiritual Exercises / Soliloquium: De quatuor mentalibus exercitiis
  2. pp. 211-344
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  1. Prologue: Commentary on Book II of The Sentences / Commentarius in II Librum Sententiarum
  2. pp. 345-356
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  1. “On The Way of Life” / De Modo Vivendi
  2. pp. 357-367
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  1. “On Holy Saturday” / Sabbato Sancto
  2. pp. 368-382
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  1. “The Monday After Palm Sunday” / Feria Secunda Post Dominicam in Palmis
  2. pp. 383-388
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  1. Indices
  2. pp. 389-390
  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 391-400
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  1. Index of Scripture Passages
  2. pp. 401-412
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  1. Index of Ecclesiastical Authors
  2. pp. 413-432
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  1. Index of Philosophers, Mathematicians, Rhetoricians
  2. pp. 433-435
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