Saint Bonaventure
ca. 1700
31.5" x 13.5" x 12.00"
Sculpture, wood and gesso
Region: Mexico
Saint Bonaventure steered the Franciscans on a moderate and intellectual course that made them the most prominent order in the Catholic Church until the coming of the Jesuits. His theology was marked by an attempt completely to integrate faith and reason. He thought of Christ as the "one true master" who offers humans knowledge that begins in faith, is developed through rational understanding, and is perfected by mystical union with God