Cover

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pp. i-ii

Front Matter

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pp. iii-iv

Table of Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

The original copyright en the first volume of this series goes back to 1940. A second edition is dated in 1955. The first version of this volume was the work of Sr. Emma Therese Healy, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Erie, Pennsylvania. That edition has been virtually normative as...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-10

The title of this small work of Bonaventure is itself the expression of the life-time project of the Master. It implies the longstanding conviction of the Seraphic Doctor that the ideal for the spiritual-intellectual life is to draw all the varied forms of human knowledge into a unity to serve...

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Commentary

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pp. 11-34

In a mere seven pages of the Quaracchi edition, Bonaventure argues concerning the relation of all forms of secular knowledge to the study of Scripture, or to theology. In doing so, he incorporates all the familiar and new forms of knowledge in the arts and sciences into an all-embracing, theological...

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English Text

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pp. 35-61

1. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the God of Lights, writes James in the first chapter of his epistle. This text speaks of the source of all illumination; but at the same time, it suggests that there are many lights...

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Latin Text

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pp. 36-60

1. Omne datum optimum et omne donum perfectum desursum est, descendens a Patre luminum, Iacobus in Epistolae suae primo capitulo. In hoc verbo tangitur origo Olnnis illuminationis, et simul cum hoc insinuatur multiplicis luminis...