Christ, Word of God and Exemplar of Humanity

(75 minutes)

Zachary Hayes, OFM

Zachary Hayes explores Francis’ spirituality of Imitatio Christi as developed theologically by Bonaventure and Scotus.  This is a foundational Franciscan presentation given in 1995.


Session 1: Introduction by Edward Coughlin OFM. (9 min)


Session 2: Elements of Francis’ spirituality. (14 min)


Section 3: Theological development of the elements of Francis’ spirituality. (13 min)


Section 4: Four major theological points. (20 min)


Section 5: What happened to the cross? (3 min)


Session 6: Implications of Franciscan Christology. (16 min)