Ex Corde Lectures
Johannine Dimensions of ‘The Word of the Cross’ in Bonaventure’s Thought.
Wednesday 8 March, 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7NA.
The famous passage from 1 Corinthians 1:18 – ‘For the Word of the Cross is to those who are perishing, foolishness but to us who are being saved it is the power of God’ – speaks eloquently of the salvific nature of Christ’s death in the thought of Saint Paul. The same is true for the great Franciscan mystic, Saint Bonaventure, who links that action of the second Person of the Trinity to the personalised experience of Francis’s stigmata and a perception of a Cross that ‘illuminates’ and is the source and summit of Christian contemplation. In this Ex Corde lecture, Father Tom Herbst OFM will relate Bonaventure’s treatment of the Pauline theme of the ‘Word of the Cross’ to his exegesis of the Gospel of John.
Father Thomas J. Herbst received a BA in History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, an M.Div. from the Franciscan School of Theology?Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He obtained a D. Phil. in Theology from the University of Oxford in 2001.
All are welcome. An opportunity to ask questions will follow the lecture. We ask for a small donation to cover costs.