The purpose of this book is to elucidate in greater detail the theology of creation as a foundational starting point for contemporary belief and practices. The centrality in our faith tradition of the relationship between the Creator and all of creation and the reflection of the Trinity’s glory in everything is undergoing a renaissance in our twenty-first century world. This book provides a fine stimulus for further reflection on this view, so fundamental to the spiritual vision of Francis and Clare. Dr. Delio here traces the theme of God and creation from the time of the conversion of Francis through the first century of Franciscan life and thought, which culminated in the work of John Duns Scotus.
|Publisher:||Franciscan Institute Publications|
|Series:||The franciscan heritage series|
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About the Author
Joseph Chinnici, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar and a Professor at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. An Oxford-educated historian, Joe is a widely-respected scholar, teacher and speaker in the history of American Catholicism and the development of Franciscan theology and spirituality. His ground-breaking work Living Stones: The History and Structure of Catholic Spiritual Life in the United States (second edition 1996) has been followed by numerous articles in U.S. Catholic Historian, the co-edited Prayer and Practice in the American Catholic Community, and significant studies on the history of prayer and on the reception of Vatican II in the United States. He is currently working on Church, Society, and Change, 1965-1996, a history of the post-conciliar period in American Catholicism. In addition to his current faculty duties, Joe is Chairman of the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) and editor of the Franciscan Heritage Series.
Elise Saggau, OSF, has a Master of Divinity degree from Loyola University in Chicago, and a Master of Arts degree in Franciscan Studies from the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY. She taught theology at Mundelein College in Chicago and at the Spiritan Missionary College Seminary in Tanzania, East Africa. She also has many years of experience in religious education at parish and diocesan levels. From 1995 through 2001 she was the editor of The Cord, and served as Assistant Director of Publications at the Franciscan Institute. She is now engaged in free-lance publication work and on-going Franciscan education / formation. She currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota