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(1221–74). Called “Doctor seraphicus” It. RC philos., cardinal, dogmatician, poet, mystic. Studied under Alexander of Hales; taught at Paris; gen. of Franciscans. Scholastic (realist); tried to prove that ch. doctrine agrees with reason; denied the doctrine of the immaculate conception of Mary. Works include Speculum Mariae Virginis; Breviloquium. See also Marian Psalter.

E. Bettoni, Saint Bonaventure (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1964); J. G. Bougerol, Introduction to the Works of Bonaventure (Paterson, New Jersey, 1964).

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