Author: St. Bonaventure, Jose De Vinck
2016 Reprint of 1960 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Volume one of the 1960 translation of Bonaventure, containing his most important treatises. As a theologian, Bonaventure based the revival of his order, the Franciscans, on his conception of the spiritual life, which he expounded in mystical treatises manifesting his Franciscan experience of contemplation as a perfection of the Christian life. His "Journey of the Mind to God" (1259) was a masterpiece showing the way by which man as a creature ought to love and contemplate God through Christ after the example of St. Francis. Modern scholars consider him to have been one of the foremost men of his age, an intrepid defender of human and divine truth, and an outstanding exponent of a mystical and Christian wisdom.