Abstract

Abstract:

Bonaventure asserts in his Sentences commentary that Adam was created without sanctifying grace, a point noted by Christopher Cullen and John Milbank. However, he does not advert to this claim in the Breviloquium, Itinerarium Mentis, and Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ, and his theology as a whole is more consistent with the position that Adam was created in the state of grace. The similarities between Bonaventure's Sentences commentary and the Summa Fratris Alexandris lend credence to this argument; in his early work Bonaventure followed the established expert, but he did not defend the inherited position in his later works, where his theology of the human end points towards a single supernatural end. Created good and ordered to his supernatural end, Adam's creation in grace puts Bonaventure in tension with Cullen's development of Bonaventure's theological anthropology.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1945-9718
Print ISSN
0080-5459
Pages
pp. 39-66
Launched on MUSE
2018-11-16
Open Access
No
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