Aesthetics as a philosophical and theological space in the St. Francis of St. Bonaventure’s Major Legend

Manuel Lázaro Pulido*, Esteban Anchústegui Igartua

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

Resultado de pesquisarevisão de pares

Resumo

This paper demonstrates that the figure of St. Francis of Assisi, as expounded by St. Bonaventure in his work Legenda Major (Major Legend), cannot be understood without certain philosophical and theological keys. Following an expository methodology, we point to Saint Francis as a theological aesthetic model. In this sense, we focus on five characterisations found in the Major Legend, introducing their aesthetic meaning, as well as the philosophical and theological significance of St. Bonaventure. We refer to St. Francis as a contemplator of nature, lover of poverty, an imitator of the crucified Christ, a brother of humankind and a Lord’s knight and minstrel, to conclude that the aesthetic model of St. Francis, as found in St. Bonaventure, can only be understood starting from theological (mystical) and philosophical ascension.
Idioma originalEnglish
Número do artigo114
RevistaReligions
Volume13
Número de emissão2
DOIs
Estado da publicaçãoPublished - fev 2022
Publicado externamenteSim

Impressão digital

Mergulhe nos tópicos de investigação de “Aesthetics as a philosophical and theological space in the St. Francis of St. Bonaventure’s Major Legend“. Em conjunto formam uma impressão digital única.

Citação