Cover

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Title Page

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Contents

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pp. 2-3

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General Editor’s Introduction

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pp. 4-12

Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition by Dr. Maria Calisi builds substantially on the previous four volumes in the Franciscan Heritage Series sponsored by the Secretariat for the Retrieval of the Franciscan...

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Introduction: The Scriptural Revelation and Trinitarian Theology

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pp. 13-15

All four of the Gospels present the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River as the only time God is made manifest as three Persons.15 This was fitting because Jesus’ baptism may be viewed as the inauguration of Jesus’ public ministry in which...

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Part I: Bonaventure’s Trinitarian Theology

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pp. 16-65

Much of Bonaventure’s highly developed trinitarian theology is arguably about God in Godself, i.e., about the pre-cosmic and eternal processions, relations, and unity within the inner life of God. This had been part of the scholastic theology...

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Part II: Bonaventure, Francis,and the Experience of the Tri-Personal God

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pp. 66-94

In contrast to Bonaventure and all trinitarian theological discourse, Francis did not understand the Trinity in philosophical categories. He was not trained as a scholastic or “schoolman.” Francis had a deep and abiding consciousness of God in his life, and this experience of God was tri-Personal....

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 95-97