Saint Bonaventure did not write specifically on the natural law; nevertheless, interesting contributions on the issue can be derived from his theological reflection. The natural law, understood in the context of his doctrine of exemplarism, is a characterization of the interior experience, where "synderesis" appears as a fundamental faculty. Within this context, the Franciscan teacher derives a conception wherein the subject-object dialectic is overcome at several levels: epistemological, anthropological, metaphysical and moral.
|Translated title of the contribution||Inner experience of the natural law in Saint Bonaventure: synderesis, overcoming of the subject-object dialectics|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
- Divine law
- Natural law
- Saint Bonaventure