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p. iii

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PREFACE

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pp. iv-v

Working on the assumption that truth is best served by a multitude of voices, in 1987 the Departments of Philosophy and Theology at St. Bonaventure University jointly sponsored the annual St. Bonaventure Lectures, a Series of three lectures occurring during Francis Week in the early Fall. ...

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Part 1 Bonaventure's Early Moral Pedagogies

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pp. 1-26

It is good whenever it can be done to skip introductions and to plunge into the texts and questions that make up the substance of a lecture. But we cannot skip over an introduction here. The texts we will be considering are difficult for us modern readers, and the questions that arise out of them are quite ...

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Part 2 Thomas' Moral Pedagogies

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pp. 27-46

A full contrast between Bonaventure and Thomas as moral teachers would begin with Thomas' Scriptum on the Sentences, in which Thomas too tries to stretch the Lombard's order so as to make it hospitable to moral inquiry. I will set aside Thomas' troubles as commentator—they are much like Bonaventure's troubles ...

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Part 3 Bonaventure's Moral Pedagogy in the Collationes in Hexa

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pp. 47-77

I ended my depiction of the Summa by suggesting a contrast between the presuppositions of Bonaventure's structure and the presuppositions of Thomas'. I said that while Thomas proceeds more confidently as a moral theologian than as an interpreter of philosophical morality, he never surrenders the Aristotelian ...