TAN Direction St. Bonaventure Part 1: Historical Background

St. Bonaventure Part 1: Historical Background

Join TAN Publisher Conor Gallagher and Fr. Robert Nixon in this discussion on the historical background of “The Seraphic Doctor,” St. Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure was a true “Renaissance Man” – a bishop, writer, professor, and philosopher – before the Renaissance had even arrived, yet he was always grounded in the traditions of his faith. He was a close friend of the great St. Thomas Aquinas, and while both men had a special gift for teaching theology, Bonaventure’s talent and tendency toward mystical theology offered something more appealing to the everyday faithful. Discover the fascinating life of the man who chose for himself the name that means “good and fortunate journey.”

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Conor Gallagher

Conor Gallagher is the CEO of TAN Books. He is the Executive Director of the Benedict Leadership Institute at Belmont Abbey College, and also on the Board of Trustees for Belmont Abbey College. He is a Board Member at Saint Joseph College Seminary for the Diocese of Charlotte.
He is the author of “If Aristotle’s Kid Had an iPod: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Parents”, “Still Amidst the Storm: A Family Man’s Search for Peace in an Anxious World”, “Parenting for Eternity”, and he has a series of shorter books coming out, including “You Are Never Too Busy” and “You Have Only One Problem”. He and his wife Ashley are the parents of fifteen children.


Fr. Robert Nixon, OSB, is a monk of the Abbey of the Most Holy Trinity, New Norcia, Western Australia. There he serves as Director of the Institute for Benedictine Studies. He is a retreat master and liturgist. His interests include Medieval Latin literature, especially the lives of the saints.

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