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Crucified Love

Bonaventure's Mysticism of the Crucified Christ

Ilia Delio

336 pages
Franciscan Media
“Ilia Delio’s Crucified Love has become a modern classic in the study of Bonaventure’s Christology and theology of the Cross." — Daniel P. Horan, OFM, author, All God’s Creatures: A Theology of Creationand The Last Words of Jesus: A Meditation on Love and Suffering

In this comprehensive study of St. Bonaventure’s theology of Christ crucified, Sr. Ilia Delio explores the breadth and depth of mediaeval philosophy and theology and she does so in a way that makes it relevant to the twenty-first century.  “In a fragmented, suffering, and power-dominated world, Bonaventure offers a vision that is not only breathtaking in its comprehensiveness but metaphysically grounded in divine goodness and contingent on personal intimacy and relationship. It is a worldview that is critically needed in our time,” writes Delio. 
Author Bio
Ilia Delio, OSF, a Franciscan Sister of Washington, DC, holds the Josephine C. Connelly Endowed Chair in Theology at Villanova University. A native of Newark, NJ, she earned doctorates in pharmacology from the New Jersey Medical School/School of Biomedical Sciences and in historical theology from Fordham University, NY, and is the recipient of a notable Templeton Course in Science and Religion award. Delio is the author of seventeen books including Franciscan Prayer, The Humility of God, and Compassion. She lectures internationally on topics including evolution, artificial intelligence, consciousness, and religion.