The author studies various aspects of Bonaventure's mystical world view, leading to an understanding of his relevance to contemporary issues such as individualism and relatedness, peace and violence, and the problems of the created world's relationship to the person who seeks to love God in all and above all.
ILIA DELIO, O.S.F., is a Franciscan sister. She is associate professor of ecclesiastical history, director of Franciscan Studies and academic coordinator of spirituality studies at the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C. She wrote Crucified Love: Bonaventure s Mysticism of the Crucified Christ (Franciscan Press, Quincy, Illinois) and Simply Bonaventure: An Introduction to his Life: Thought and Writings (New City Press, New York).
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