«Credibile ut intelligibile» in St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences

«Credibile ut intelligibile» in St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences

Cattedra Marco Arosio


Marco Arosio

«Credibile ut intelligibile» in St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences

With a Preface by Alessandro Ghisalberti
And an Introduction by Brett W. Smith

Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum – IF Press, Roma 2023


Editore: APRA – IF Press.

ISBN: 978-88-6788-313-4

DOI: 10.3308/ifp.2023.1

Pagine: 160. Formato: 14×21. Stampa: luglio 2023. Prezzo: € 12,00

Scheda del libro su IF Press (link)

Presentazione: This volume presents, for the first time in English, Marco Arosio’s study of Bonaventure’s theological epistemology: Credibile ut intelligibile. In this work Arosio seeks to clarify what Bonaventure meant when discussing theology as a science. The credibile is that which a Christian accepts by faith. The subject of theology, for Bonaventure, is the credibile insofar as reason makes it intelligibile, that is, something the rational mind understands. Reason applied to the credibile does make theology a scientia specialis, but it is a scientia specialis de omnibus. The theologian, whose concern is with the Bible as interpreted by the Fathers, is not limited by rules of deductive procedure, but embraces the knowledge of all things with the goal of ecstatic rapture. For Bonaventure, theology cannot be a merely rational process. Rather, the science of theology requires elevating grace and engages both intellect and will.

L’autore: Professor Marco Arosio (born at Milan, 23 August 1963 – died at Monza, 10 April 2009) obtained his research doctorate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart at Milan with a dissertation entitled Aristotelismo ed epistemologia teologica nei maestri della scuola francescana di Parigi, da Alessandro di Hales a Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (Aristotelianism and theological epistemology in the masters of the Franciscan school of Paris, from Alexander of Hales to Bonaventure of Bagnoregio). He specialized by attending the Scuola Superiore di Studi Medievali e Francescani at the Pontifical University Antonianum and the courses organized by the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Études Médiévales (F.I.D.E.M.) at the Vatican Apostolic Library, obtaining the European Diploma in Medieval Studies. He was a member of various societies in the field of philosophical medievalism: the Société Internationale pour l’Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale (S.I.E.P.M.), the Società Italiana per lo Studio del Pensiero Medievale (S.I.S.P.M.), the Società Filosofica Italiana (S.F.I.) and the Centro di Studi Bonaventuriani di Bagnoregio. He taught and collaborated at various pontifical universities including the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure – Seraphicum; the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum; the Faculty of Theology of Lugano; the Pontifical Gregorian University; the Pontifical University of St. Anselm; the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum and the Pontifical Theological Faculty Teresianum. He is the author of numerous volumes and scholarly articles in journals, dictionaries, encyclopedias and collective works. To preserve the memory and continue the work and intent of Professor Marco Arosio, in 2010 the Marco Arosio Chair of High Medieval Studies was established in his honor.


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