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Tag Archives: Franciscan theology

Full Circle Salvation

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Full Circle Salvation Monday, March 27, 2017 Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (1217-1274), a Doctor of the Church, philosopher, and mystic, also brought Francis of Assisi’s intuitive vision to philosophical and theological heights. Bonaventure and John Duns Scotus (1265/66–1308) both had a cosmic, universal notion of the Christ. The key texts for… Continue Reading Full Circle Salvation

Divine DNA

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Divine DNA Thursday, January 5, 2017 [The] final end of the Incarnation is the realization of God’s union with the entire universe. —Alan Watts [1] What is emerging in our time is the desire for a faith for and of the earth, at long last capable of animating the fullness… Continue Reading Divine DNA

Original Blessing

From the Bottom Up: Introduction Original Blessing Wednesday, January 4, 2017 As we rebuild Christianity from the bottom up, let’s start “in the beginning” with the very first chapter of the Bible, Genesis 1. The first image in the Judeo-Christian Bible reveals a creative, compassionate God: “God’s Spirit hovered over the water” (Genesis 1:2). The… Continue Reading Original Blessing

Love Is the Nature of Being

The Cosmic Christ: Week 1 Love Is the Nature of Being Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Francis of Assisi understood that the entire circle of life had a Great Lover at the center. [1] For the Franciscan School, before God is the divine Logos (rational pattern), God is Infinite and Absolute Friendship (Trinity), that is, Eternal… Continue Reading Love Is the Nature of Being

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