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Apofatické myslenie a anihilácia u Benedikta z Canfieldu
Apophatic thought and annihilation in Benedict of Canfield

Author(s): Ladislav Tkáčik
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Renaissance Philosophy
Published by: Vydavateľstvo Minor, Kapucíni na Slovensku
Keywords: Benedict of Canfield; Bonaventure of Bagnoregio; philosophy; apophatic thought; annihilation; imagination;

Summary/Abstract: The study deals with apophatic theology, which in today's secular philosophical world, but also in theology, is experiencing something of a renaissance because it allows us to criticize our inadequacy in understanding God and, at the same time, brings us to the limits of the possibilities of knowledge. It is particularly concerned with the analysis of apophatic moments and the idea of annihilation, as discussed by the Capuchin Benedict of Canfield (1562 – 1611) in his Regula perfectionis, pointing out the affinities of thought with the works of Bonaventure, to whom the Capuchin reform returned in a special way, as its primary theological and philosophical authority. It also seeks to trace these apophatic moments in medieval and Renaissance Franciscan discourse.

  • Issue Year: 7/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 49-63
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Slovak