“You have to remember that these guys are very green in the business,” Bonaventura says.
He delights, as a boy, in those inquiries which gave fame to Bonaventura.
The way of knowledge is less prominent with Bonaventura than with Aquinas.
He was not comprehensive like Augustine, nor mystical like Bonaventura.
By his order, the works of Bonaventura were "most carefully emendated."
We know that in 1252 Thomas was lecturing at Paris, and that he there received with Bonaventura the title of magister in 1257.
Bonaventura, as we have seen, honestly sought to restrain the growing laxity of the Order.
Thomas Aquinas, coming to visit the learned Bonaventura, asked him to point out the books which he used in his studies.
Gherardo refused to recant, and Bonaventura sent for him to come to Paris.
M. Thode has enumerated the stories relating especially to Bonaventura: (Franz von Assisi, p. 535).