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Saint Bonaventure

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[Revised entry by Tim Noone and R. E. Houser on December 1, 2020. Changes to: Bibliography] Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (b. ca. 1217, d. 15 July 1274), the religious name of Giovanni di Fidanza, was a Franciscan friar, Master of Theology at the University of Paris, Minister General of the Franciscan Order, and Cardinal of the Catholic Church. During his lifetime he rose to become one of the most prominent men in Latin Christianity. His academic career as a theologian was cut short when in 1257 he was put in charge of the Order of Friars Minor (O.F.M.). He...

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