St. Bonaventure's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke Chapters 17-24

St. Bonaventure's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke Chapters 17-24

St. Bonaventure's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke Chapters 17-24

St. Bonaventure's Commentary on the Gospel of Luke Chapters 17-24

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This Introduction discusses the methods, wit, and wisdom of St. Bonaventure as a biblical interpreter of Luke’s Gospel and functions as an introduction to all three volumes of his commentary on the Third Gospel. It also provides an up-to-date bibliography on this subject.

Five recent publications have provided me with most of the categories I will employ in looking at St. Bonaventure as a biblical interpreter of St. Luke’s Gospel. In his study of St. Ambrose’s Commentary on Luke’s Gospel Celestino Corsato devoted Part I to Ambrose’s hermeneutics, Part II of his study to Ambrose’s “Exegetical Tools,” to wit, a study of numbers, etymology, and

An earlier version of this Introduction may be found in “St. Bonaventure as Biblical Interpreter: His Methods, Wit, and Wisdom,” Franciscan Studies 60 (2002): 159-208, and is utilized here with permission of the editor and publisher of Franciscan Studies.

In my role as a professionally trained and practicing New Testament exegete I will supply the category of the contemporary nature of Bonaventure’s exposition of Luke’s Gospel.

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