In his treatise, De Reductione Artium ad Theologiam, a work of remarkable brevity and originality of expression, St. Bonaventure deals with the relation of the finite to the infinite, of the natural to the supernatural in a way which well establishes his preeminence as a mystic, a philosopher, and a theologian. This translation and commentary brings to the modern day reader an appreciation of the return of all created things to God.
About the Author
Zachary Hayes, OFM, is a noted Franciscan friar, theologian and academic. He earned his PhD. in theology at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany. He became a full-time member of the faculty at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 1968. He served on the summer faculty at St. Bonaventure University and he was a visiting professor at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA., Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California, the University of Notre Dame, and the Chicago Center for Religion and Science sponsored by the Lutheran School of Theology. He is widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of St. Bonaventure. He is the author of many books, including Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity, Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ, The Hidden Center: Spirituality and Speculative Christology in St. Bonaventure and numerous articles.