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Bonaventure and the coincidence of opposites

Ewert H. Cousins

Bonaventure and the coincidence of opposites

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Published by Franciscan Herald Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bonaventure, Saint, Cardinal, ca. 1217-1274.,
  • Polarity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementEwert H. Cousins ; introd. by Jacques Guy Bougerol.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX4700.B68 C68
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 316 p. ;
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4536590M
    ISBN 100819905801
    LC Control Number77002604

      He was a translator of Bonaventure, and author of numerous books including Christ of the 21st Century, Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites, and Global Spirituality: Toward the Meeting of Mystical Paths and editor of Hope and the Future of Man and Process : Ewert H. Cousins. World's Best PowerPoint Templates - CrystalGraphics offers more PowerPoint templates than anyone else in the world, with over 4 million to choose from. Winner of the Standing Ovation Award for “Best PowerPoint Templates” from Presentations Magazine. They'll give your presentations a professional, memorable appearance - the kind of sophisticated look that today's audiences expect.   Alberti and Nicholas of Cusa: Perspective as "Coincidence of Opposites" Alberti and Nicholas of Cusa: Perspective as "Coincidence of Opposites" Carman, Charles H. Charles H. Carman In I Libri della Famiglia Leon Battista Alberti, the 15th-century Italian architect and art theorist, writes: "Nature, that is God, made man, partly celestial and divine, as well as partly most.


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Since Cousins finds the coincidence of opposites in Bonaventure's Christology, Christology will retain our attention. II As they approach the question of the Incarnation, the Scholastics commonly ask if incarnation, or union to a human nature, is possible on the part of the divine nature.

coincidence of opposites at the base of Bonaventure's metaphysics. In the Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, reflection on the coincidence of opposites becomes part of the mystical ascent, leading the soul into the final stage of estatic contemplation.

When Zachary Hayes reviewed my book Bonaventure and the Coin- cidence of Opposites, he concluded with the observation: "It is a book that will prove to be controversial." 1 His remark was prophetic, for the book has evoked responses that aire both sympathetic and critical.

Two recent articles have appeared raising technical criticisms against my position by leading Bonaventure specialists:. Similar books and articles. Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites. Lewis S.

Ford - - Process Studies 8 (3) Saint Bonaventure a-t-il admis la possibilité Bonaventure and the coincidence of opposites book double vérité. Contribution à l'étude de la notion du vrai," verum", dans la pensée de Saint Bonaventure. THE COINCIDENCE OF OPPOSITES AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM The notion of Christ as a coincidence of opposites holds import for the second axial period marked by religious pluralism and interrelatedness.

Bonaventure's integral relationship between the Trinity and Christ speaks of a God-world relationship that is grounded in love and relationality. Bonaventure’s coincidence of opposites helps break open the Christ mystery as one that engages plurality and difference. Based on this paradigm Christian life is to be lived as a center of unity and from a new depth of love.

This “coincidence of opposites” must provoke us to think beyond the usual genealogical dismissals that alert us to the caste/class provenance of the agents and their false consciousness.

Conversely, the faithful have used the same to assert their ‘Truths” and the triumph of the spiritual over the temporal.

Unity brings about the coincidence of opposites in each being. It is because of unity that beauty requires diversity. It is not that multiplicity and variety cause beauty; rather, beauty is the coincidence of the diverse entities in harmony.

This coincidence, however, occurs at differing levels. Throughout this book I have claimed that although the coincidence of opposites is the universal logic of Bonaventure's system, each major area of his thought has its own specific form of the coincidence of opposites based on the metaphysical structure of that area.

Throughout these lectures he developed the theme of this book, with its two major implications: the use of the coincidence of opposites for understanding Bonaventure's thought, first within the context of medieval culture and then in relation to twentieth century thought.

In my opinion this theme and its implications are of cardinal importance. A major context for the development of this book has been the series of Conferences on Medieval Studies sponsored by the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University.

It was at one of these conferences, inthat I presented my first paper on Bonaventure and the coincidence of opposites. By tracing this pattern of the coincidence of opposites through distinct areas of Bonaventure's theology, including the Trinity, Exemplarity, and the Incarnation, the Christocentrism of Bonaventure's thought emerges.

Along the way, I also consider several arguments against the logic of the coincidence of opposites in Bonaventure. Access to society journal content varies across our titles. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box.

The coincidence of opposites, then, is the key to understand Bonaventure's thought. This is the thesis of the present book, and its aim is to spell out this thesis in detail by analyzing Bonaventure's texts and the structure of his thought. Bonaventure here is operating according to the coincidence of opposites, for he is uniting as opposites two personal properties which tradition has assigned to the Father: innascibility and paternity.

Bonaventure interprets these as opposites which not only coexist but which mutually require each other. employs the idea of 'the coincidence of opposites' as a tool for this task. This term, which first emerged in connection with Nicholas of Cusa's philosophy, was developed by Ewert Cousins, who applied it to the works of St.

This mode of thought was intrinsic to Francis' outlook, as the present study will show. It can be used.

(Ewert Cousins, Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites ). One spe- cific locus of critique is Aquinas’s trinitarian theology: “Aquinas’s doctrine of God placed a firm emphasis on God’s esse over and above God as a Trinity of divine persons.

For Aquinas, God is absolute being and as absolute being, the. In my book I propose that the key to understanding Bonaventure's thought is the coincidence of opposites.

Both critics high­ light the fact that I distinguish three meanings of the coincidence of opposites and apply only the third to Bonaventure. The first is a monistic view in which opposites coincide to such an extent that they become one. The Little Book of Opposites Soft Book Fabric Baby Children Nursery Girl Boy Kids Cotton Panel Fabric VIP Print Works Bonaventure And The Coincidence Of Opposites, The theology of Bonaventure, Ewert H.

Cousins, ACatsTale. From shop ACatsTale. 5 out of. Reality, we know, is always filled with contradictions, what St. Bonaventure and others (such as Alan of Lille [c. –/03] and Nicholas of Cusa [–]) called the “coincidence of opposites.” This is what we all resist and oppose much of our life.

Bonaventure, gave intellectual speculation an important place in prepa- Cusanus developed his famous principle of the coincidence of opposites. As modern studies have shown, monplace of the book of nature used by the Victorines, Bonaventure, and other medieval mystics.

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Ewert H Cousins. 31 Dec Hardback. unavailable. Hi, I was thinking of the role of opposites in our understanding. The idea of “coincidence of opposities”, which I think I first heard of in my study of Nicholas of Cusa’s work came to mind.

I think St. Bonaventure had similar idea, but I really don’t know. What thoughts do you have on the role of opposites in understanding reality. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 16 results for Books: Ewert Cousins.

Bonaventure (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)) (English and Latin Edition) Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites: The Theology of Bonaventure.

by Ewert H. Cousins. Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites is a response to criticisms raised against Ewert Cousins' recent book by George Tavard and Camille BérubéThe.

rejoinde r claims that the Bonaventure texts cited by Tavard do not run counter to the book's position, and that the text challenged by Bérubé actually supports the author's position. EWERT. “Bonaventure recontextualizes poverty in the whole Christian life. Poverty is carefully presented, not as an end in itself, but as a particularly effective means to insuring two essential Christian virtues: (i) the fundamental humility that every Christian should have before God, and (2) the charity that is the Christian life/5(2).

Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites: The Theology of Bonaventure. Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, Chicago: Franciscan Herald Press, This work explores the philosophical. Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites: The Theology of Bonaventure 6 copies. THE LIFE OF ST.

FRANCIS BONAVENTURE 1 copy. (Galaxy Books) (Contributor) 36 copies. The Other side of God: (16) Bonaventure (13) Catholic (11). Throughout this book, I have attempted to trace a coincidence of opposites in Bonaventure’s devotional program, in which the innermost affective disposition of the soul—what Bonaventure calls the natural instinct for the good or synderesis—coincides with the brute, inanimate body.

Cousins was also the general editor of the volume series World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest and the author of Christ of the 21st Century, Bonaventure. Christian ideals, that is a virtue, not a limitation.

We need more books that ask big questions. CAROLINE WALKER BYNUM, University of Washington. COUSINS, EWERT H. Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites. Introduction by J. Bougerol. Chicago: Franciscan Herald.

Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites: The Theology of Bonaventure Hope and the Future of Man: Conference Proceedings (Teilhard Study Library) Ancestors in Post-Contact Religion: Roots, Ruptures, and Modernity's Memory. Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites --Bonaventure's Life and Thought --Itinerarium Mentis in Deum --The Trinity and Creation --Christ the Center --Mandala Symbolism --Types and Implications of the Coincidence of Opposites --Bonaventure and Twentieth Century Thought --Bonaventure and Ecumenism: Series Title: Medieval library.

Cousins, E. (), “Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites: A Response to Critics,” Theological Stud – Google Scholar McEvoy, J. (), “Microcosm and Macrocosm in the Writings of St. Bonaventure,” San Bonaventura – of power, wisdom, and goodness, and the symbols of book and 1 De reductione artium ad theologiam 5 (Quaracchi ; trans., Hayes, 45).

2 Jacques Guy Bougerol, Introduction to the Works of Bonaventure, trans. José de Vinck (Patterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, ), 39; see also Ewert H. Cousins, Bonaventure and the Coincidence of Opposites. Check out our opposites book selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops.

served this purpose in Lefevre's mind Cusanus' logic of the coincidence of opposites, rooted in the divine infinity, is a fit instrument for contem-plative silence.

In terms of the usual operations of reason the principle is privative, since it deprives the mind of its rational concepts (called 14 De mys. theo., 1. Nicholas called this meeting of the infinite and finite the coincidence of opposites. And it became a way he thought of God’s being.

Nicholas of Cusa scholar Erich Meuthen explains it this way: “[God’s] infinity is more than the greatest; it is maximum and minimum at the same time. The Coincidence of Opposites: A Recent InterpretatioBonn of­ aventura claims that the effort to make coincidentia oppositorum the key to Bonaventure's theology runs counter to several texts that openly reject this as a valid theological model.

The presentation analyzes the main passages of the Commentary on the Sentences that deal with this. Reality, rather, is filled with contradictions, what Bonaventure () and others called “the coincidence of opposites.” [1] Bonaventure even found sacred geometry in the symbol of the cross: “For the center is lost in a circle, and it cannot .It is a “coincidence of opposites” (St.

Bonaventure), a collision of cross-purposes waiting for resolution–in us. We are all filled with contradictions needing to be reconciled. The price we pay for holding together these opposites is always some form of crucifixion.