This volume contains five works that cemented Bonaventure’s reputation as a mystical theologian: The Journey of the Mind to God, The Triple Way, Tree of Life, Mystical Vine, and On the Perfection of Life. This edition of José de Vinck’s translation of these texts is considered the authoritative, critical edition.
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Bonaventure (1221–1274) born John of Fidanza, was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the “Seraphic Doctor”. Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventura. He is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
Baron José M.G.A. de Vinck is a publisher, editor, translator, writer, and owner of Alleluia Press. He has written and translated books on philosophy and theology.