On the one hand, these ties provided arguments for confronting the enemy with the damnability
of his aggression; on the other hand, they could serve as a means to mend ties in efforts towards rapprochement.
What humanity's fallen state reveals of the human person, for Bonaventure, is not the person's damnability
but the person's utter poverty before, and dependence upon, the grace of God for the satisfaction not only of his or her deepest desires for union with God but also of God's desire for union with us, fully revealed (and effected) in the person of God's Son, Jesus Christ.
First let me send you some quotes from a book I'm sure you're already reading--these but to define peripheries of my consideration apropo "Document" as of these last six months...these 'stakes', then as I am moving ON (the word "document" entering my greeninghouse these days as difficultly as a grand piano.) My attack on "documentary": (the damnability
of that term clogging all our thought) best clarion-filed via Henry James' definition of the word in his use of its thus: "an impression...so documentary, as to the capacity of the American public for momentary gregarious emphasis, that I regret having to omit here all the reflection it prompted." He was referring ("The American Scene") to a football game ("momentary gregarious emphasis"); but you don't really need that on the "stake."