Richard Rufus of Cornwall on Creation: The Reception of Aristotelian Physics in the West
Medieval Philosophy and Theology, vol. 2 (1992)
Richard Rufus was an English philosopher-theologian, the fifth Franciscan Master of Theology at Oxford. Like Bonaventure, he was Master of Arts at Paris before joining the Franciscans in 1238, five years before Bonaventure’s entry and two years after the celebrated theologian Alexander of Hales had joined the order, bringing with him what became the order’s first chair of theology. Together, Alexander of Hales, Robert Grosseteste, Bonaventure, and Richard Rufus helped make the Franciscan order a major force in the intellectual life of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.