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Franciscan Institute Publishes Three New Books

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — Franciscan Institute Publications at St. Bonaventure University announced last month the release of three new publications. One includes contributions by Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, president of St. Bonaventure, and one is being offered with no shipping charges.

The new releases are:

Her Bright Merits: Essays in Honor of Ingrid J. Peterson, OSF, Volume 17, Spirit and Life
Edited by Mary Meany and Felicity Dorsett, OSF

This collection of essays by several of the best scholars in the field is a tribute to Peterson, one of the most distinguished Franciscan experts on Clare and the women of the early Franciscan movement, according to the Franciscan Institute.  Among the contributors are Sr. Margaret and Jean-François Godet-Calogeras of St. Bonaventure University.

First Encounter with Francis of Assisi, by Damien Vorreux: New Translation by Jean-François Godet-Calogeras

This short text by Damien Vorreux and translated by Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras, is an excellent introduction to Francis and the world in which he lived, according to the Franciscan Institute.  Vorreux, who died in 1988, was a French scholar who began to publish French translations of the early Franciscan documents in the 1950s. His deep knowledge of both these documents and of St. Francis was the inspiration for this classic presentation of Francis of Assisi. Published in French in 1973 and first offered in English in 1979, Godet-Calogeras, who worked with Vorreux, provides the most current English translation of the early documents along with his own translation.

The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus (Revised, Second Edition) by Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ

Free shipping, announced last week, is being offered for this book, which was first published in 1996. In the past 12 years, much printed work has appeared on Scotus’ theological and philosophical vision, including the completion of the Vatican edition of Scotus’ Ordinatio. Sr. Mary Beth Ingham draws upon the scholarly work, combining her own convictions that understanding Scotus’ moral philosophy and theology must be understood within the broader context of Franciscan spirituality. She also explores the role of Stoic and monastic influences on the medieval Franciscans.