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 (bŏn′ə-vĕn′chər) also Bon·a·ven·tu·ra (bŏn′ə-vĕn-cho͝or′ə, -to͝or′ə, -tyo͝or′ə), Saint Originally Giovanni di Fidanza. Known as "the Seraphic Doctor." 1217?-1274.
Italian theologian and philosopher who taught that the goal of all the arts and sciences is the direct contemplation of God.


(ˈbɒn əˌvɛn tʃɛr, ˌbɒn əˈvɛn-)

also Bon•a•ven•tu•ra

(ˌbɒn ə vɛnˈtʃʊər ə)

Saint ( “the Seraphic Doctor” ), 1221–74, Italian scholastic theologian.
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There you are to the life: a deep subtle sort of thinker with his fore-finger on the page, while Saint Bonaventure or somebody else, rather fat and florid, is looking up at the Trinity.
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Bonaventure, in his Itinerarium mentis in Deum, traces the mystical journey of the spiritual wayfarer from the state of man posterior to the Fall of Adam and Eve to union with the Trinity as a partaker of the inter-Trinitarian love life.
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