Bonaventure

Bonaventure (Italian: San Bonaventura; 1221[1] – 15 July 1274), born John of Fidanza (Italian: Giovanni di Fidanza), was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher, the eighth Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. He was a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the “Seraphic Doctor” (Latin: “Doctor Seraphicus”). Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventura.

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