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Bonaventura Duda
Bonaventura Duda
Bonaventura Duda
Born Roko Duda
(1924-01-14)14 January 1924
Rijeka, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Died 3 August 2017(2017-08-03) (aged 93)
Varaždin, Croatia
Occupation Franciscan monk
Nationality Croat
Alma mater University of Zagreb,
Pontifical University Antonianum,
Pontifical Biblical Institute
Notable awards Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice,
Order of Danica Hrvatska

Bonaventura Duda (January 14, 1924 – August 3, 2017) was a Croatian theologian and biblical scholar. He was a well known corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Duda was known as one of the greatest biblical translators and promoters of the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.

From 1964 until 1969 he was professor and head of the Department of the Scriptures of the New Testament at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb. He was elected several times a vice dean and from 1982 to 1986, dean of Faculty. He retired on October 1, 1993, and was elected Professor Emeritus on November 9, 2001.


  • The Seed is the Word of God (Sjeme je Riječ Božja) (1987)
  • The Sower is the Son of Man (Sijač je Sin Čovječji) (1989)
  • In the Noble Heart (U plemenitu srcu) (1990)
  • Church Council's Themes (Koncilske teme) (1995)
  • In the Light of the Word of God (U svjetlu Božje riječi) (2000)
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