Five scholars came together to present key elements of the Franciscan Moral Vision in a new book entitled Responding to God’s Love (Franciscan Institute Pub., 2013).
Their primary goal was to make the contemporary implications of the Franciscan moral vision more accessible to English-language readers and to demonstrate how the characteristics of that tradition are rooted in the life and spirituality of Francis and Clare, especially their profound understanding of God’s love for each individual and all of creation.
In their theological reflection on this spirituality, the early Franciscan Masters, Bonaventure and Scotus in particular, understood Christian morality as a response to the extravagant love of God. Without denying human limitations and sin, the Franciscan tradition offers the contemporary Church an aesthetic moral vision in which humanity is called to reflect the beauty and goodness of God.
Franciscan Forum X offers a unique opportunity in which participants will have an opportunity to explore the characteristics of the Franciscan Moral vision in mentored conversation with three of the volumes authors—Thomas Nairn, OFM, Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, and Joseph Chinnici, OFM.