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Teaching the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition:


                             (30 minutes)

                             William J Short OFM


The Incarnation is the center of divine life and God’s plan for creation as seen through the lens of  Francis of Assisi, Bonaventure and  John Duns Scotus.


Session 1:  Francis highlights the humility of the Incarnation.  (7 minutes)


Session 2:  Bonaventure’s fundamental belief is that everything created by God has been created in light of the prototype—the Word Incarnate in Jesus.              (7 minutes)


Session 3:  The Incarnation is first in the intention of God, an expression of God’s freedom—divine generosity.  (16 minutes)


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