“O Lord our God, true teacher that you are . . . You are truly what it means to be, you are the whole of what it means to exist.”
– Blessed John Duns Scotus, A Treatise on God as First Principle
Explore the remarkable vision of Duns Scotus with a leading expert on his life and thought.
Blessed John Duns Scotus, O.F.M., (1265–1308) lived at the height of medieval scholasticism and became one of its premier luminaries. Commended as the Doctor Subtilis (“the Subtle Doctor”) for his nuanced yet keen insights, he is rightfully regarded as one of the greatest philosopher-theologians. He influenced a wide range of writers and philosophers, from Hopkins to Heidegger, and his thought remains as important as ever.
Now, you can join Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J., on a fascinating overview of his philosophy and theology. In 12 audio lectures, you will look at Scotus’s medieval context and position as a successor of Augustine and Aquinas. As you explore the legacy of this Franciscan master, you will find inspiration in his optimism, ongoing conversion, and emphasis on practical action.
Throughout these lectures, Scotus’s commitment to Franciscan values and intuitions shines through. In the third millennium of the Church, he provides us with a renewed and vibrant vision of our Christian vocation.
Let this vibrant vision inspire you today.
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Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J., Ph.D., is an expert on the thought of Blessed John Duns Scotus. She is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California. After earning her doctorate in Medieval Philosophy at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, she taught for twenty-five years at Loyola Marymount University before joining the faculty at FST.
Sr. Ingham’s books include The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus; Scotus for Dunces: An Introduction to the Subtle Doctor; Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord: Beauty in the Franciscan Tradition; and Understanding John Duns Scotus: Of Reality the Rarest-Veined Unraveller. Sr. Ingham received the Fritz B. Burns Medal for Excellence in Teaching (2000) at Loyola Marymount University. She has served as President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association and as Secretary for the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. A popular presenter with Franciscan groups, such as the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities and the United States Franciscan Federation, Sr. Ingham was awarded an honorary doctorate by two Franciscan institutions: Siena College in Albany, New York, and Felician U...
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- “God So Loved the World”: Salvation History and the Incarnation
- The Dignity of Creation and Haecceitas
- A Structure for Mutuality
- Graced Nature: The Human Capacity to Know and Love God Naturally
- Loving the Good with the Love of Friendship: The Rational Will
- Moral Goodness as Beauty
- Practical Wisdom and Discernment
- An Aesthetic Moral Vision
- The Marian Doctor
- Foundations for Christian Humanism