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Author QuotedBonaventura
Title QuotedCommentarius in secundum librum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi
Date (Year/Month/Day)1940/10/21
Quotation[After several quotations from S.Bonaventura commentaria in librum secuncum sententiarum] Visio beatifica: the two notions are inseparable: Saint Thomas places the emphasis on visio; Saint Bonaventure on beatifica. The creation, exemplarism, and the Word-according to Saint Bonaventure. For Saint Thomas, creation less active than as conceived by Scotus. Creative power inseparable from God's essence: an aspect of it. For Duns Scotus, a free act. For [William] Occam a completely free act, so free it can be misinterpreted as arbitrary. For Saint Bonaventure - the Divine mind contains not so much static Platonic archetypes as activesignificationes of all things.
Quotation SourceRun to the mountain: The Story of a Vocation. The journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 1, 1939-1941.; Edited by Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1995, p. 240-41
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