Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition by Dr. Maria Calisi builds substantially on the previous volumes in the Franciscan Heritage series sponsored by the Secretariat for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) of the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor. Dr. Calisi is an authority on the theology of Saint Bonaventure. Her exposition of the foundations of the Seraphic Doctor’s theology in the contemplative experience of and reflection on the relational nature of God’s life retrieves an important theological perspective applicable to our contemporary search for meaning. Well schooled in the patristic inheritance, Calisis engages the reader with a simple but profound analysis of the creedal sign shared by all Christians: In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. In these pages we will discover how doctrine can shape life, and life, doctrine; how faith-filled human beings rooted in Trinitarian love can bear great fruit for both Church and society by engaging practitioners in action supportive of personal dignity, ecumenical relationships, social transformation, and ecclesial reform.
About the Author
Maria Calisi is an authority on the theology of St. Bonaventure, well-versed in the patristic inheritance and orthodox theology and knowledgeable in the writings of Francis of Assisi. She received her BA, MA and PhD at Fordham University. Dr. Calisi currently serves as Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Theology Department, St. Peter’s College, New Jersey. Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition was written by Maria and published by Franciscan Institute Publications in 2009.