Identifying the Literary Genre of the De reductione artium ad theologiam: Bonaventure's Inaugural Lecture at Paris

  title={Identifying the Literary Genre of the De reductione artium ad theologiam: Bonaventure's Inaugural Lecture at Paris},
  author={Joshua C. Benson},
  journal={Franciscan Studies},
  pages={149 - 178}
In 1974 at a gathering celebrating the seventh centenary of Bonaventure’s death, Ignatius Brady reviewed the Quaracchi edition of Bonaventure’s works. He noted various problems with the edition and considered the authenticity of a number of works discovered since the edition’s completion in 1902.2 He argued against the attribution of all the texts then newly ascribed to Bonaventure, but pointed forward to texts that might still be looked for, “either by identifying them in pieces already… 
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