Beckmann, Matthew

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  • Publication
    The Architecture of Devotion: James Goold and His Legacies in Colonial Melbourne
    2021-11 Beckmann, Matthew ; Anderson, Jamie ; Carmody, Shane ; Vodola, Max
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    A Little Portion of Benedictine Hospitality
    (Tjurunga: An Australasian Benedictine Review; 93 ) 2020 Beckmann, Matthew
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    Bonaventure and Alexander: Friend or Foe
    2020 Beckmann, Matthew ; Cusato, Michael
    In his Commentary on the Book of Sentences, Bonaventure at certain points voices his reluctance to follow some theological positions that had been established by Alexander of Hales. Later criticized for doing so, in his so-called Praelocutio to the second volume of the commentary, Bonaventure reasserts his fidelity to that Alexandrine legacy before abandoning it again in subsequent writings just a few years later. Even at this stage, there are signs of Bonaventure’s novel approach to soteriology. This somewhat mutable relationship of Bonaventure with the theology taught by Alexander of Hales sheds light on a more strained relationship between the two men and with the community of the Franciscan studium in Paris. It also demonstrates the effect of the escalating secular-mendicant controversy in the 1250s. If it is possible to speak of a distinctly Franciscan ‘school’ of theology, then it is premature to suggest that it was in existence during Bonaventure’s sojourn in Paris.
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    A First Lecturer for the Cistercians?
    (Tjurunga: An Australasian Benedictine Review ) 2022 Beckmann, Matthew
    The establishment of the Collège des Bernardins in the University of Paris required an initial instructor for the students who himself possessed a university qualification. Until the Cistercians could themselves provide such a person some outsider was required. This article proposes that Eudes Rigaud OFM, future Archbishop of Rouen 1248-1275, has a substantial claim to be that teacher based on his known movements at the time and the unconventional dissemination of his writings.