Christian Wisdom

Christopher M. Cullen

in Bonaventure

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149258
Published online January 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199785131 | DOI:

Series: Great Medieval Thinkers

 Christian Wisdom

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The notion of “wisdom” (sapientia) is central in the thought of Bonaventure. This chapter explores the different senses in which Bonaventure uses the term “wisdom” (sapientia), which reveals his understanding of both theology and philosophy, the relationship between the two, and the foundational unity of all knowledge. According to Bonaventure, “wisdom” is a person who calls us and beckons us to a journey of the mind to God.

Keywords: sapientia; knowledge; wisdom

Chapter.  5661 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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