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Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Twelfth Fruit – Eternity of Christ’s Kingdom – CHSS 37

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Eleventh Fruit – The Equity of Christ’s Judgement – CHSS 36

Bonaventure on the Equity of Christ’s Judgement

In the Eleventh Fruit, Bonaventure discusses Christ’s future role as judge of all human beings and as the bridegroom of the Church. Following the tradition of Augustine and the Western Church, Bonaventure paints a picture of Christ’s work as judge

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Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Tenth Fruit – The Sublimity of Christ’s Ascension – CHSS 35

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Tenth Fruit – The Sublimity of Christ’s Ascension – CHSS 35

Bonaventure on the Sublimity of Christ’s Ascension

In the Tenth Fruit, Bonaventure reflects on Christ’s Ascension into heaven and the descent of the Holy Spirit among the early leaders of the Church. Bonaventure finds in the post-Resurrection actions of Jesus the triumphal leading of the saints

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Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Ninth Fruit – The Novelty of Christ’s Resurrection – CHSS 34

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Ninth Fruit – The Novelty of Christ’s Resurrection – CHSS 34

Bonaventure on Christ’s Resurrection

In the Ninth Fruit, Bonaventure discusses Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Taking as his point of departure the Apostle’s Creed and the various statements from the Gospels, the Pauline and Catholic Epistles,

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Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Eighth Fruit – Jesus’ Victory in the Conflict of Death – CHSS 33

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Eighth Fruit – Jesus’ Victory in the Conflict of Death – CHSS 33

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Eighth Fruit – Jesus’ Victory in the Conflict of Death – CHSS 33

In the Seventh Fruit, Bonaventure reflects upon the sentencing of Jesus to death by Pontius Pilate, his torture and execution on the cross. He again sets in stark contrast the impiety of Jesus’ persecutors with his humility, mercy and grace.

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Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Seventh Fruit – Jesus’ Constancy under Torture – CHSS 32

Bonaventure, Tree of Life – Seventh Fruit – Jesus’ Constancy under Torture – CHSS 32

In the Seventh Fruit, Bonaventure reflects upon the sentencing of Jesus to death by Pontius Pilate, his torture and execution on the cross. He again sets in stark contrast the impiety of Jesus’ persecutors with his humility, mercy and grace. Bonaventure seeks to portray yet again for his audience, as promised in his prologue, the nature of a life crucified with Christ.

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