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Reddit reviews on Bonaventure (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)) (English and Latin Edition)

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We found 2 Reddit mentions of Bonaventure (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)) (English and Latin Edition). Here are the top ones.

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Found 2 comments on Bonaventure (Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)) (English and Latin Edition):

u/thorvard · 2 pointsr/Catholicism

I like St Bonaventure, this is a good one.

Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli is another great one.

The Life of the World to Come and A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist by Abbot Vonier are good as well.

u/Ibrey · 2 pointsr/Christianity

(I assume we're not being asked to judge the selections on Judaism and Islam.) What an impressive reading program! Yes, there are other Christian writers I would like to see included, and there are many I would have liked to see excerpted at a greater length than five pages; considering the whole scope of the anthology though, I can see the need to be slightly shallow in the treatment of each writer and era.

I don't think I'll be overburdening you by suggesting the following for more depth:

  • From the Bible: all of Matthew and John. They're really not that long.
  • After Tertullian, add On the Incarnation and certain letters and sermons of St Gregory of Nazianzus.
  • When you get to the excerpts from St Augustine's Confessions, read the whole thing.
  • After Saint Francis of Assisi, add The Soul's Journey Into God.
  • When you get to Orthodoxy, read the whole book.
  • For C. S. Lewis, add Mere Christianity.

    That said though, I would consider someone who had read that much of the Bible, and who knew even a little about all the other writers in that anthology, to be well-informed about Christianity.