Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (Works of St. Bonaventure Volume II) [Philotheus Boehner. OFM, Zachary Hayes. OFM, OFM, Philotheus Boehner, Zachary Hayes] on. Revered by his order, Bonaventure recodified its constitutions (), wrote for Alternative Titles: “Itinerarium mentis in Deum”, “The Soul’s Journey into God”. The Franciscan Vision: Translation of St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum Para Uma Leitura Do Itinerarium Mentis in Deum de S. Boaventura.

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Philosophy, Faith, and Theology 3. According to the first, light is simply an accidental form, one found in degrees in different ments, but according to the second, light is perhaps a substance bonavenfure at least a substantial form communicating extension and visibility to physical things. Indeed, how can the mind know that this being is defective and incomplete unless it has some awareness of being without defect? Physical Creation In the first step of the Journey Bonaventure focuses upon the sensible objects of the physical world around us, both taken in themselves and in reference to our sense awareness of them.

Here faith is postulated on the authority of revelation and is certain, but its certainty comes from God, not human reason.

From this point on, Bonaventure’s writing reflected the needs bonavsnture the Order, but he did not cast aside his philosophical mind. The journey follows the route first charted by St.

Ih, however, the world arises out of nothing as out of a point of origin, then the world has being after non-being. On this point, there had been considerable dispute among the Masters. The Minister General followed with three tracts written in —60 for the spiritual edification of the friars: Bonaventure’s approach to Aristotle was quite different from Albert and Thomas. The notion of esse purissimum does not presuppose the real existence of God; rather, it implies that real existence.

The Franciscan Vision: Translation of St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum

In the first ln of the Journey Bonaventure focuses upon the sensible objects of the physical world around us, both taken in themselves and in reference to our sense awareness of them. Third, seminal reasons are not, as we have just seen, universal in their application to the living things that occur within the order of natural history; human beings, at least in terms of their souls, fall outside itinerariuum range of influence itinerrium seminal reasons.


The nature of sensible substances accordingly expresses in their actions and interactions the measure, beauty, and order of their origin and thereby attest to the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Source from which they spring. In other words, the more perfect of the two disjuncts in any of the disjunctive transcendentals must be an item we acknowledge in our awareness of being:.

Journey of the Mind to God

Each intellectual creature is composed of act and potency, metaphysical principles that Bonaventure understands to be co-extensive with matter and form.

The real but initially hidden starting point for Bonaventure’s ontological argument in the Journey is the notion of esse purissimumtaken not subjectively as existing as a concept in a human mind, but in its objective meaning, [ 63 ] that is, as signifying a bonavennture kind of quiddity or essence.

A similar pattern emerges within the different acts exercised by each sense power: Heavily weighted in bonavenutre of the trivium—the linguistic arts of grammar, rhetoric, and logic—teaching in the quadrivium—the four mathematical and scientific disciplines—was somewhat limited, partially due to the prohibition of Aristotle’s works in natural philosophy at Paris in Error there can lead by logical deuum to the conclusion that God does not exist in the first place.

mentiz But Bonaventure does not follow Aristotle’s argument from motion, because itinrrarium falls under the categories. Anselm seemed to mean that God’s existence is an axiom of thought known by all humans, and Bonaventure agrees: In truth, Bonaventure was, broadly speaking, an Aristotelian in his philosophical principles, but not in his conclusions.

For completely pure being itself occurs only in full flight from non-being, just as nothingness is in full flight from being. The final route to God is the route of being, in which Bonaventure brought Anselm’s argument itinerarikm with Aristotelian and Neoplatonic metaphysics to view God as the absolutely perfect being whose essence entails its existence, an absolutely simple being that causes all other, composite beings to exist.

Bonaventure’s ontological argument contains two moments, so to speak, one negative, the other positive. Philosophers are inclined to pick one route to God and reject all others, but Bonaventure had learned from Francis, the poor man of Assisi, that the world is filled with signs of God that even the simplest peasant can grasp.


Bonaventure constructs a view of the physical world that is indebted to both of his fundamental sources, but ultimately itiherarium the Scriptural text and the related Patristic tradition precedence whenever his sources come into conflict.

Catalogus itinerriumHolder-Egger ed. Such proofs proceed menits created truth as a vestige to the one God as its cause. But six months earlier Bonaventure had been appointed Minister General. Bonaventure’s Interpretation of St. The second route also proceeds from effect to cause, but starts within the mind and searches out God as the ultimate cause of the mind’s knowledge. But the Journey does provide an appropriate outline for looking at Bonaventure’s philosophy.

We know bonaventire to the extent that we understand the terms which make them up, because the cause of the predicate is included in the subject. But this process of gradual emergence does not apply to the creation of human life, since human souls for Bonaventure are incorruptible and can only arise through the direct action of the creator.

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Each question is divided into two articles, the first proven using rational premises and the second proven using premises drawn from faith. Bonaventure was the first thirteenth-century thinker to pay serious attention to the ontological argument. Since science exists as an intellectual habit in the mind of the knower, the efficient cause of any book of theology is the author who wrote it, Peter Lombard in bonqventure case of his SentencesBonaventure himself in the case of his commentary.

His theology was marked by an attempt completely to integrate faith and reason. The world cannot arise out of nothing as out of matter.