St. Bonaventure, while deserving a place with the greatest of theologians, was a man of his time. Understanding St. Bonaventure’s thought requires a knowledge of the events and people who shaped his thought, especially in his early years.

Dr. Timothy Noone, Professor of Philosophy at Catholic University of America, discusses Bonaventure’s life and the philosophers and theologians who influenced his thought before presenting case studies to show how St. Bonaventure’s thought stands out in the context of his own time in his talk entitled “St. Bonaventure: Philosophy, Theology, and Christian Culture.” Dr. Noone’s talk was part of the St. Bonaventure workshop at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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