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Author Bio's - A to K
Marilyn McCord Adams (born 1943) is an American philosopher working in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology and medieval philosophy. Adams was educated at the University of Illinois; Cornell University; and Princeton Theological Seminary; and holds the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the University of Oxford. Since 1 July 2009, Adams has been a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that she was, in reverse chronological order, the Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford University, the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale University, and a Professor of Philosophy at UCLA. She is also a former President of the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. Adams was ordained priest in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America in 1987 and was until recently a canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford.
Maria Pia Alberzoni is professor of medieval history at the Catholic University of Milan. She is well known for her publications on the Humiliati in Lombardy, on the Franciscans in Milan, on the papacy and religious women in the thirteenth century, and on Clare of Assisi and the Poor Sisters. Clare of Assisi and the Poor Sisters in the Thirteenth Century (2004) was published by Franciscan Institute Publications.
C. Colt Anderson, PhD., is Associate Professor in the Department of Church History at the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago. A specialist in the methods and rhetoric employed by the Catholic reformers in the middle Ages and Reformation periods, he has recently published A Call to Piety: St. Bonaventure’s Collation on the Six Days. In addition to articles on Church history and Catholic identity in the South, he has just completed a book for liturgical Training Publications entitled Christian Eloquence: A history of Doctrinal Preaching from Augustine to Trent.
Regis Armstrong is a renowned Franciscan scholar. He has authored and edited numerous books including Francis and Clare: The Complete Writings, The Life of Saint Francis and the renowned 4-volume Francis of Assisi: Early Documents set.
†Gratien Badin, OFM Cap., (1875-1945) was a French Franciscan. He wrote “Saint Francois d’Assise, sa peronnalite, sa spiritualite” , which was first published in Paris in 1927. It was translated into English by Paul Oligny and published by Franciscan Institute Publications under the title, I Know Christ.
John Bequette, PhD, teaches courses in Church History, Christian Spirituality, the Holocaust and Ethics at the University of St. Francis. He earned his PhD. from St. Louis University in historical theology. His doctoral dissertation was on the first biography of St. Francis written by one of Francis’ early followers, Thomas of Celano. Franciscan Institute Publications is proud to offer his book, The Eloquence of Sanctity – Rhetoric in Thomas of Celano’s Vita Prima Sancti Francisci.
Michael Blastic, OFM Conv., earned his doctorate at St. Louis University. Formerly on the faculty of the Washington Theological Union, he now teaches on the faculty of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. A popular lecturer, Father Blastic has researched interests in the early origins of the Franciscan Order as well as in the implications of the Franciscan tradition for contemporary issues of justice, peace, and the environment.
†Philotheus Boehner, OFM, born Heinrich Boehner (February 17, 1901 – May 22, 1955) was one of the most distinguished medieval scholars of the twentieth century. Boehner was born Heinrich Boehner on February 17, 1901, in Lichtenau, Westphalia. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1920, and was given the name Philotheus, the Latin form of the Greek Philotheos, (“friend of God”). In 1927 he was ordained as a priest, although he was so ill with tuberculosis he was not expected to live. While resting, he began his work as a medieval scholar by translating Etienne Gilson’s work on St. Bonaventure. He became a close friend of Gilson in the 1930s. In the summer of 1940 Boehner moved to St. Bonaventure College (now, St. Bonaventure University) where he lectured on Franciscan philosophy, and it was here that he began to build the Franciscan Institute into a center of international Franciscan scholarship. As a result of his work and influence, a large output of scholarly publications were issued from the Franciscan Institute (more than thirty volumes from 1944–55, divided into five series – Philosophy, Theology, Texts, History and Missiology). Probably his most enduring work is the critical edition of William of Ockham’s Opera omnia theologica et philosophica, which he produced with Professor Ernest Moody. Other publications of Boehner’s at Franciscan Institute Publications include Collected Articles on Ockham (1992, with Eligius Buytaert, OFM), Itinerarium Mentis in Deum (2002, with Zachary Hayes, OFM) and De Puritate Artis Logicae Tractatus Longior (1955, critical edition).
Raphael Bonanno, OFM is co-director of the Ministry of the Word for Holy Name province and resides in Boston. In 2006 he finished an MA at the Franciscan Institute with a focus on St. Francis and the Theology of the Body. In 2009 Franciscan Institute Publications published his English translation of Merlo’s new history of the Order, In the Name of St Francis.
J. Guy Bougerol, OFM, was a French Franciscan scholar and eminent Franciscan authority whose book,” Introduction a l’etude de saint Bonaventure”, was published in Paris in 1961. An English translation by José de Vinck was released in English by St. Anthony Guild Press as, Introduction to the Works of St. Bonaventure. Franciscan Institute Publications acquired the rights to this book in 2007.
John Burkhard, OFM Conv, teaches at the Washington Theological Union. He has interests in foundational theology, ecclesiology, ministry, and ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. He completed graduate studies at the Collegium Canisianum, Innsbruck, Austria, receiving an STL and earned his PhD at the University of Strasbourg, France. Father Burkhard taught at St. Anthony-on-Hudson Seminary in Rensselaer, New York, where he served as academic dean and later as president.
Walter Burleigh, was a medieval English Scholastic philosopher and logician. He was a Master of Arts at Oxford in 1301, and a fellow of Merton College, Oxford until about 1310. He spent sixteen years at Paris until 1326, becoming a fellow of the Sorbonne by 1324. After that, he spent seventeen years as a clerical courtier in England and Avignon. He died around 1344. Burley opposed William of Ockham on a number of points concerning logic and natural philosophy. There are at least 50 works attributed to him.
David Burr, PhD. holds a BA from Oberlin College, a BD from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and a PhD. from Duke University. He is currently a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and is the author of eight books, one of which (The Spiritual Franciscans) won the Marraro Prize for Italian history, the Shea Prize for church history, and the Grundler Prize for medieval studies. He currently lives in Blacksburg, VA, with his wife and a small pack of dogs.
Fr. Eligius M. Buytaert, 1913-1975. Educated at the University of Louvain (theology and philoglogy), Buytaert was a member of the Franciscan Institute and a professor of theology at St. Bonaventure University from 1949-1961. He served as interim director of the Franciscan Institute from 1955-1956 and director from 1956-1961. He was a coeditor of the Franciscan Studies and The Cord, and director of the Text and the Theological Series of Franciscan Institute Publications from 1952-1961. He edited PeterAureoli’s Scriptum super Primum Sententiarum, prol.,d. 1-8 and Petrus Thomae’s Quodlibets. From 1962-1967 Buyaert was a professor at the Pontifico Ateneo Antonianum, Rome; from 1966-19679 he served as dean. In 1969, he published two volumes of Peter Abelard’s Opera Theoloigica in Corpus Christianorum. His obituary in Anionianum 51 (1976): 317-23 includes a bibliography.
Oleg Bychkov is a Professor of Theology at St. Bonaventure University. He joined St. Bonaventure Theology Department in the fall of 1999. Dr. Bychkov received his Diploma in Classics from the University of Moscow (1988), M.A. and PhD. from the University of Toronto (1992, 99), and was a Soros Scholar at the University of Oxford in 1989-1990. His areas of interest and expertise are classical languages, medieval philosophy and theology, and contemporary theological aesthetics. With Allan Wolter, OFM, he translated and Franciscan Institute Publications published, The Examined Report of the Paris Lectures Reportatio 1-A (Volume 1 2004 and Volume 2 2008).
Michael Calabria, is a professor at St. Bonaventure University in the department of Modern Languages. He has earned four different degrees at: Johns Hopkins in 1983, Brown University 1985, Columbia University 1988, and Washington Theological Union in 2003. Fr. Michael Calabria has contributed and published five books: Remembrance of God: Understanding the Basics of Islam, Florence Nightingale in Egypt and Greece Her Diary and Visions, Suggestions for Thought, Florence Nightingale and the Libraries of the British Army, and Spiritual Insights of Florence Nightingale.
Maria Calisi is an authority on the theology of St. Bonaventure, well-versed in the patristic inheritance and orthodox theology and knowledgeable in the writings of Francis of Assisi. She received her BA, MA and PhD at Fordham University. Dr. Calisi currently serves as Assistant Professor and Chairperson of the Theology Department, St. Peter’s College, New Jersey. Trinitarian Perspectives in the Franciscan Theological Tradition was published by Franciscan Institute Publications in 2009.
†Arnulf Pierre Camps, OFM, co-author of The Friars Minor in China 1294 – 1955, was a Dutch Franciscan and missiologist of repute who made his advanced theological and missiological studies at the universities of Nijmegen (Netherlands) and Fribourg (Switzerland). The list of his publications is impressive. Between 1946 and 2005 Camps published 8 monographs and 7 brief publications, edited jointly 7 scholarly studies, wrote 15 miscellanea and 338 articles. Camps described his ministry as a pilgrimage in the land of religious dialogue. He sought to understand the deeper aspirations of other religions by visiting their many palaces, tombs, mosques and shrines. He was keen to meet their spiritual leaders, Pirs, and learned scholars. He admired the cultural heritage of the Mogul emperors.
Maurice Carmody is a Medieval Historian and writer, specializing in the history of the Franciscan order. Born in Auckland, he was educated at St. Peter’s College and entered the Order of Friars Minor. He completed his Doctorate in Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome and graduated summa cum laude. He lectured in Church History at Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia and he has lectured in Church History and Franciscan History at the Antonianum in Rome. He was appointed Vice-President of the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality and Professor of Franciscan History, Pontificio Ateneo of St. Anthony (the Antonianum), Rome. He also held the post of lecturer in Church History at the Beda College and at the Dominican Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He returned to New Zealand in 2005 and, having left the Franciscan order, became a secular priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington. He was appointed Parish priest and administrator of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington. He is currently Parish Priest at Stoke. The Leonine Union of the Orders of Friars Minor 1897 was published in 1994 by Franciscan Institute Publications.
Margaret Carney, OSF, PhD, was the first woman to receive a doctoral degree from the Franciscan University in Rome. A native of Pittsburgh, PA, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University and a master’s degree from the Franciscan Institute. Sr. Margaret has taught at the Franciscan Institute of Asia in the Philippines, at the Antonianum in Rome, and in Canada, Italy, England, Ireland and Japan. She served as the general superior for her community, The Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, Pittsburgh, PA. In 1999, she became the director of the Franciscan Institute and dean of the School of Franciscan Studies. In 2003, she added Senior Vice President for the Franciscan Charism to her duties. In 2001, she was chosen by the editors of the new Encyclopedia of Monasticism to write a piece describing the traditions of the Poor Clares, women of the Third Order tradition, and the recurring phenomenon of solitary Franciscan women living as hermits and recluses. She was honored by the Franciscan Federation in 2002 for her work on the writing of the Rule for the Third Order Regular. She was appointed St. Bonaventure University’s twentieth president and first female president in June of 2004. Her publications with Franciscan Institute Publications include Franciscan Studies: The Difference Women Are Making (1995, with Elise Saggau, OSF) and The Third Order Regular Rule: A Source Book (2008, with Jean Francois Godet-Calogeras and Suzanne Kush, CSSF).
Anthony Carrozzo, OFM, who has a D.M. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California, was a director of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University and a vice president of the university.
Nancy Celaschi, OSF, is a member of the Rome-based School Sisters of St. Francis. A graduate of the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, Nancy has lived for more than twenty years in Rome, where she now serves as general councilor and general secretary of her congregation. Sister Nancy has published several articles and numerous translations of Franciscan works. A former staff member of the English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, she also served as Secretary General of the International Conference of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis (IFC-TOR) and was the first director of its Spirit and Life Department. In that capacity she founded the Itinerant School of Third Order Regular Franciscan Spirituality and the conference’s bulletin, Propositum. She brings to the pilgrimage program a fluency in Italian and other European languages, a deep knowledge of and appreciation for Italian culture and a familiarity with Franciscan places throughout Italy.
André Cirino, OFM is a member of Immaculate Conception Province, New York, whose ministerial experience includes parishes, formation, secondary education and the Little Portion Retreat House for the poor in Bronx, New York. Since his studies in the Capuchin Franciscan Institute at the Antonianum, Rome, he has been a Franciscan itinerant. He co-authored the book Teens Encounter Christ and edited a journal on the writings of Francis, In the Womb of the Cave. He and Josef Raischl SFO have jointly published an anthology on Franciscan Solitude; The Journey Into God: A Forty-Day Retreat with Bonaventure, Francis and Clare; My Heart’s Quest: Collected Writings of Eric Doyle, Friar Minor, Theologian; Three Heroes of Assisi in World War II; and A Pilgrimage through the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition. André and Laurent Gallant OFM have published a prayer book and CD (with Josef Raischl) on St. Francis’ Office of the Passion: The Geste of the Great King. Since 1984 Cirino has conducted pilgrimages to Italy, Prague, England, Mallorca, France, Germany and the California Missions for Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs. He has lectured at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury, England. Visit his website at assisijourney.com.
In March 2001, the English-speaking Conference (ESC), Order of Friars Minor (OFM), undertook an initiative for the contemporary retrieval of the Franciscan Tradition. The Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) is the result of that initiative. It is composed of the Franciscan leaders from the English speaking provinces of the Order. The Commission explores a wide variety of Franciscan topics, including academic, pedagogical, and general interest. With an international membership base, franciscantradition.org is the perfect place to find the tools and resources to spread the Franciscan intellectual tradition. CFIT has supported the publication of seven volumes of The Franciscan Heritageseries by Franciscan Institute Publications which encompass topics such as Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts and other areas of contemporary concern. Embedded in this vision and communicated in the Intellectual Tradition are implications for the world of politics, social relations, family life and daily human existence.
Joseph Chinnici, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar and a Professor at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. An Oxford-educated historian, Joe is a widely-respected scholar, teacher and speaker in the history of American Catholicism and the development of Franciscan theology and spirituality. His ground-breaking work Living Stones: The History and Structure of Catholic Spiritual Life in the United States (second edition 1996) has been followed by numerous articles in U.S. Catholic Historian, the co-edited Prayer and Practice in the American Catholic Community, and significant studies on the history of prayer and on the reception of Vatican II in the United States. He is currently working on Church, Society, and Change, 1965-1996, a history of the post-conciliar period in American Catholicism. In addition to his current faculty duties, Joe is Chairman of the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) and editor of the Franciscan Heritage Series.
William Cieslak, OFM, Cap., is a liturgical theologian who served at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California, from 1980 to 2004. For the last twelve of those years, he was President of the School. He also served as visiting professor at the Institute of Spirituality and Theology, Old Mission, Santa Barbara, California, and at the Vatican II Institute, Menlo Park, California. Among his publications, he counts “Putting Heart into Liturgy,” Liturgy and Music: Life time Learning, ed. Robin Leaver and Joyce Zimmerman (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998); “Putting Heart into Liturgy,” Liturgical Ministry 1(Spring 1992): 55-59; “Funeral Basics: A Practical Guide to the New Rite, “ in Pastoral Music in Practice,vol. 4, Weddings, Funerals, Liturgy of the Hours, ed. Virgil Funk ( Washington, DC: The Pastoral Press, 1990), 69 – 74; Console One Another: Commentary on The Order of Christian Funerals (Washington, DC: The Pastoral Press, 1990). He currently lives in Chicago and works in development for his province.
Francis Cotter, OFM, is a Franciscan Priest of the Irish Province. He earned his MA in Franciscan Studies from The Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University, and a doctorate in theology from the Institute of Franciscan Spirituality, “Antonianum”, Rome. He lectured in Rome at the Antonianum in Franciscan history and spirituality. He has served in different formation roles both in Rome and in Zimbabwe where he also was Custos/Regional Superior. He has written many articles on Franciscan life and spirituality, and conducted retreats and seminars internationally. Presently living in the Franciscan House for Studies and Research in Dublin, Ireland, he continues to write. Friars Minor in Ireland from Their Arrival to 1400 (FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS, 1994).
F. Edward Coughlin, OFM, PhD, is Director of the Franciscan Institute and Dean of the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University. He rejoined the St. Bonaventure community in August of 2005 as the new Vice President for Franciscan Mission. As a 1970 graduate of St. Bonaventure, Br. Edward graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, and in 1975 received his PhD in Counseling from Catholic University in Washington D.C. Br. Edward also has a Master of Arts degree from Boston College in Pastoral Ministry, which he received in 1980. Most recently Br. Edward returns to Bonaventure from New York City, where he served as secretary of the Holy Name Province since 1996. At St. Bonaventure, Br. Edward has also previously served as director of the Franciscan Institute from 1991-1995, University Trustee from 1985-1990, Coordinator of New Student Orientation from 1975-1977 and also as a counselor where he began his vocation for the Counseling and Placement Center at St. Bonaventure from 1974-1977. That Others May Know and Love: Essays in Honor of Zachary Hayes, OFM (FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS: 1997, with Michael Cusato) and Writings on the Spiritual Life: Works of St. Bonaventure (FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS, 2006).
William Courtenay, PHD, his specializations are Medieval social & intellectual, Latin paleography, Medieval education. Courtenay’s Research and Teaching Interests include Medieval Intellectual History, incl. philosophy, theology, and political thought, esp. for the 12-14th centuries. Medieval Education and history of Universities. Monasticism. Currently, Courtenay is a professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Michael Crosby, OFM Cap., lives in community with other friars in a downtown Milwaukee parish that serves the urban poor, homeless and marginalized. His own ministry revolves around his attempt to proclaim the gospel of God’s Trinitarian relationships of equality at all levels “on earth as it is in heaven.” Specifically it attempts to help develop a spirituality of discipleship for U.S. and other “First World” Catholics. This effort has two main expressions: corporate reform and church reform. He was influential in getting Catholics to work with the Protestant and Jewish communities at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). He has been very involved in a wide range of issues – from South Africa and infant formula to global warming and tobacco control. He coordinates the work of religious institutions in the Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, Dakotas (WIM / CRI) who are part of the ICCR.
Bishop John S. Cummins was ordained to the priesthood on January 24, 1953 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. In 1962, while serving as chancellor of the newly created Diocese of Oakland, Monsignor Cummins also served as the diocesan liaison to the three Catholic theological schools entering the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. On May 16, 1974 he was ordained Bishop and Auxiliary to Bishop Alden Bell in Sacramento. Bishop Cummins was appointed the second Bishop of Oakland and installed on June 30, 1977.
Michael F. Cusato, OFM, is one of the leading historians of medieval Franciscan history working in the field today. Having received an M.A. degree in Franciscan Studies from the Franciscan Institute (1984), he went on to earn a doctorate in medieval history at the Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne) in 1991 under the direction of André Vauchez. Author of numerous articles on medieval Franciscan history, with a particular emphasis on the historical contextualization of Franciscan sources and the role of apocalyptic thought in Franciscan self-understanding, he is recognized for his bold and innovative approaches to the reading of Franciscan texts. Cusato scholarship includes important studies on pivotal figures like Caesar of Speyer, Elias of Cortona, John of Parma and Arnald of Villanova and texts such as the Epistola ad fideles and Chartula of Francis of Assisi, the Sacrum commercium, the Anonymous of Perugia and theExpositio super Hieremiam. He is a member of the Sacred Heart Province of Friars Minor, St. Louis, Mo., and is a past Director of the Franciscan Institute and Dean of the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University. Books with Franciscan Institute Publications include The Stigmata of Francis of Assisi (2006, with Jacques Dalarun) and That Others May Know and Love: Essays in Honor of Zachary Hayes, OFM (FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS: 1997, with Ed Coughlin).
Vincent Cushing, OFM, is a friar of Holy Name Province, New York. He served for twenty-four years as president of Washington Theological Union (1975-1999) and remains part of the faculty as assistant professor in the department of systematic theology. He also serves as Director of Keystone Seminary Associates, a service to American Catholic seminaries of the National Catholic Education Association, and is a research fellow of the Louisville Institute of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. He is currently writing a book on post-conciliar seminary education.
Jacques Dalarun is internationally known in the field of medieval studies, particularly for his publications on Robert of Arbrissel and Clare of Rimini. The former director of Medieval Studies at l’Ecole francais de Rome and of l’Institut de Recherche et d’Histoire des Textes (CNRS), Dalarun is also known for his significant publications on the medieval religious experience in France and Italy. In 2004-2005, he was the Joseph A. Doino Visiting Professor of Franciscan Studies at The Franciscan Institute, Saint Bonaventure University. His works on Francis of Assisi have been translated into English and published by Franciscan Institute Publications: The Misadventure of Francis of Assisi (2002), Francis of Assisi and the Feminine (2006) and Francis of Assisi and Power (2007).
E. Randolph Daniel, is Professor Emeritus in the History Department at the University of Kentucky. His previous works include The Franciscan Concept of Mission in the Hight Middle Ages and Abbot Joachim of Fiore: Liber de Concordia Noui ac Veteris Testamenti.
Ilia Delio, OSF, PhD, a member of the Franciscan Servants of the Holy Child Jesus, North Plainfield, New Jersey, serves as an associate professor of ecclesial history and Franciscan studies at Washington Theological Union (WTU), Washington, DC. She is a member of the CFIT and director of the Franciscan Center at WTU, where she coordinates an annual symposium on Franciscan theology. She is a recognized scholar on the thought of St. Bonaventure. She is the author of, A Franciscan View of Creation (FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS, 2003).
Marie Dennis is a Secular Franciscan, directory of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and co-president of Pax Christi International. She holds a master’s degree in moral theology from Washington Theological Union and is coauthor or author of seven books, including St. Francis and the Foolishness of God. She received the 2008 Peacemaker Award from the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States and the 2007 Annual Award from Franciscan Mission Service. Marie is a lay woman, a mother of six and a grandmother. She is a founding member of Assisi Community in Washington D.C.
Catherine Dooley, O.P., a member of the Dominican sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, is professor of liturgy and catechetic at the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She holds Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Her doctoral dissertation is An Historical and Theological Study of Devotional Confession. Recently, the Georgetown Center for Liturgy honored her with a National Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Liturgical life of the American Church. She is author of To Listen and Tell: Commentary on the Introduction to the Lectionary for Masses with children (Washington, Dc: Pastoral Press, 1993) and co-editor of The Echo Within: Emerging Issues in Religious Education (Allen, TX: Thomas More, 1997). Currently, she is preparing to publish Be What You Celebrate, a work of liturgical catechesis.
Felicity Dorsett, OSF, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. She has Bachelor and Master degrees in education, as well as Master of Arts degrees in Religious Studies (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia) and Franciscan Studies (Saint Bonaventure University in New York State). She has also studied at Saint Louis University. As an Assistant Professor of Theology, Sr. Felicity teaches classes in Theology and Religion. Her poetry has been published in periodicals such as The Bible Today, The Cord, and The Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities Journal, for which she also serves on the editorial board.
†Eric Doyle, OFM (1938-1984) was an English Franciscan who was well known as a preacher, counselor, retreat-giver, writer and broadcaster. He was one of the pioneers and ‘founding fathers’ of the Franciscan Study Centre in Canterbury, England. He received his doctorate in ecclesiastical history at the Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum in Rome. He taught at the Franciscan House of Studies in East Bergholt and at The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, New York. In November 1975 Doyle served, by appointment of the Holy See, as a member of the Anglican/Roman Catholic Working Group on the Ordination of Women in Assisi. Doyle was an exceptionally gifted scholar with a deep understanding and appreciation of ecclesiology and canon law, well aware of the question of authority and the legitimacy of even posing the question of the ordination of women. As such he clearly understood all the issues involved but was nevertheless firmly convinced of the possibility, at least, that women could (and in his view should) be ordained.
†Regis A. Duffy, OFM, S.T.D., earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure in 1957, and six additional academic degrees, including two from the Institute Superieure de Liturgie in Paris and a doctorate of sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He published five books, including An American Emmaus: Faith and Sacrament in the American Church, which was honored by the Catholic Press Association in 1996, and Liturgy in the Catechism: Celebrating God’s Wisdom and Love. He also wrote numerous scholarly articles and edited books and encyclopedias. Father Regis Duffy died on January 4, 2006 at the Franciscan friary on the campus of St. Bonaventure University.
Edward K. Eckert, is a 1965 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. In 1971, Dr. Eckert returned to the University and spent the next 34 years in both teaching and administrative positions. Dr. Eckert is retired and lives in Ocean City, Maryland with his wife of more than 45 years, Linda.
In 2001, the English Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor (ESC), in collaboration with Franciscan theological schools of the English-speaking world, committed itself to promoting the renewal of Franciscan theological and intellectual formation among the members of the Franciscan family. This promotion has a twofold purpose: to help members understand the beauty and wealth of the Franciscan intellectual tradition and to extend to the whole Franciscan family and to society the intellectual heritage of the Franciscan school so that it can support effective evangelization. This series of publications aims to carry forward this purpose. It is hoped that, with hope, joy and enthusiasm, Franciscans can once again look at their intellectual history, make it part of their lives and prepare to become better proclaimers of the Word to the world.
Girard J. Etzkorn is a Professor Emeritus of St. Bonaventure University where he served as a research professor at the Franciscan Institute. Prior to that, he was on the faculty of both Quincy College and Southern Illinois University as a professor of philosophy. He was named Outstanding Teacher of Year at Quincy College in 1971 and received the Faculty Recognition Award for Professional Excellence at St. Bonaventure University in 1985. Jerry and his wife Linda have three children and currently reside in Tennessee.
David Flood, OFM, is a former member of the research faculty at the Franciscan Institute, now living and working in his home province of St. Joseph in Montreal. A renowned and pioneering scholar of Franciscan history, he is the author of fifteen books, numerous articles and several critical editions of tests on early Franciscan history. He received his doctorates in history and philosophy from the Universitat Koln. With FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS, he has published: The Daily Labor of Early Franciscans (2010), Peter of John Olivi on Genesis (2007, critical edition), Peter of John Olivi on the Acts of the Apostles (2001, critical edition) and Peter of John Olivi on the Bible (1997, critical edition),Nicolaus Minorita; Chronica (The Early 13th Century Poverty Controversy) (1996, with Gedeon Gal, OFM) and The Birth of a Movement (1975, with Thaddee Matura).
Franklin Fong, OFM, a friar of the St. Barbara Province, California, is a plant physiologist. He did his doctoral studies at the University of California, Riverside. He also holds a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley. Fong was an Associate Professor of Plant Physiology in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University, before joining the friars. He also taught at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. He has published widely in the areas of plant hormones and environmental physiology. For the past five years he has served as vocations director for his province.
The Franciscan Institute – Website: http://www.sbu.edu/FranciscanInstitute.aspx?id=6420 – Founded in 1939 by Fr. Thomas Plassmann, OFM, President of St. Bonaventure College, and led by its first Director, Fr. Philotheus Boehner, OFM, the Franciscan Institute stands as the pre-eminent center in North America of teaching, research and publication on the history, spirituality and intellectual life of the Franciscan movement. The Franciscan Institute was originally founded as an international center of research on the Franciscan intellectual tradition with the highest standards of scholarly production. For the first decades of its existence, the research team of the Institute had dedicated its energies to preparing the critical editions of the works of William of Ockham and Adam of Wodeham. More recently, it turned its attention to completing the philosophical works of John Duns Scotus – a project in collaboration with scholars at The Catholic University of America. Such projects have been possible due to the fact that the Franciscan Institute Library boasts the largest and finest collection of Franciscan sources in North America.
FRANCISCAN INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS – www.franciscanpublications.com – is a leading publisher of books and journals on medieval Franciscan history, sources, spirituality, philosophy and theology as well as contemporary issues on Franciscan life and ministry. It has published critical editions of the works of John Duns Scotus, William of Ockham, Adam de Wodeham and Peter of John Olivi. Known for many years for its critical editions of leading medieval Franciscan philosophers and theologians, Franciscan Institute Publications has more recently endeavored to make available to a wider reading public the very best of modern scholarship on the history, spirituality and intellectual tradition of the Franciscan movement. The newly reinvigorated Works of St. Bonaventure/Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series are a case in point. The Works of St. Bonaventure series is now in 15 separate volumes with more volumes in development. Franciscan Institute Publications has collaborated with the English-Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor (ESC) and the Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) on two series of Franciscan thought on contemporary issues and topics. In 2007, Franciscan Institute Publications purchased 24 titles from Franciscan Press which included classic works by John Moorman, Raoul Manselli, Thaddee Matura and others. Franciscan Institute Publications has over 200 book titles in print and three active journals – Greyfriars Journal, Franciscan Studies and The Cord. The latest on-line versions of the Franciscan Institute Publications’ catalogs reveals a good number of monographs, translations and several new scholarly series that attempt to bridge the medieval and contemporary worlds.
Habil Johannes B. Freyer, OFM, STD, is currently the Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical Antonianum University in Rome. He holds an S.T.D. from the Antonianum University and with his Habilitation at the University of Trier he was Professor for Dogmatik and History of Theology. He is the author of many publications including Homo Viator: Der Mensch im Lichte der Heilsgeschicte (2001).
† Gedeon Gal, OFM brought together the research archives of Capistran materials that are housed at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. Fr. Gedeon had been heading up work on the critical edition of the theological and philosophical writings of William of Ockham at the Institute. His interest in Capistran came from the fact that he was a member of the Hungarian Franciscan Province of St. John Capistran. The greater part of the material came from the research files of Ottokar Bonman who died before being able to start any actual editing work for an edition of Capistran. Fr. Conrad Harkins, OFM, then director of the Franciscan Institute, to request that Bonmann’s research be shipped to the Franciscan Institute from Rome where it was being stored. While Fr. Conrad was on sabbatical in Italy, Fr. Gedeon asked him to photocopy the manuscript of Capistran’s letters copied in the 1600’s by Antonio Sessa of Palermo that resides in the Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli in Rome. When completed, the copies were sent to the Franciscan Institute to join with the Bonmann materials. Along with Stephen F. Brown and Philotheus Boehner, OFM, Gal helped create seventeen volumes of critical editions on the work of William of Ockham.
Laurent Gallant, O.F.M., is a member of the Franciscan Province of St. Joseph in Montreal. He has a Doctorate in Sacramental Theology from the Institut Supérieur de Liturgie and the Facultés Catholiques (Paris). His most recent ministries were as the Director of the Inter-Franciscan Center (SIAF) in Montreal, Quebec from 1989 to 1998 and as Instructor in Sacramental Theology at the Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta from 1999-2009. He is now retired and pursuing research in Franciscan and Sacramental Studies.
Domenico Gandolfi, OFM, lived and worked for many years in Hong Kong and Japan and is an expert in sociology. Gandolfi and with Bernward Willeke, OFM, were entrusted with the “Twentieth-Century Franciscan Missions in China Project” in the early 1980’s. This project sought to record the history of the 28 mission territories entrusted to the Friars Minor in China. This produced 44 monographs totaling more than 1100 single-spaced, typed pages. The Friars Minor in China 1294 – 1955 relies heavily on the background work of Gandolfi and Willeke.
Jean François Godet-Calogeras is a Franciscan scholar internationally known for his publications on the early Franciscan documents, in particular the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi, and for his lectures and workshops on early Franciscan history. A native of Belgium, Jean Francois received his education in classical philology and medieval studies at the Catholic University of Louvain. In the early 1980s he facilitated the international work group which elaborated the text of the new Rule of the Third Order Regular. He currently serves as an associate professor of the Franciscan Institute/School of Franciscan Studies. He is general editor of the journal, Franciscan Studies. Works published by Franciscan Institute Publications by Godet-Calogeras include An Unencumbered Heart – A Tribute to Clare of Assisi(2004, with Roberta McKelvie, OSF) and The Third Order Regular Rule: A Source Book (2008, with Margaret Carney, OSF, and Suzanne Kush, CSSF).
Doris Gottemoeller, R.S.M., is a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. She serves as the Senior Vice President for Mission and Values Integration with Catholic Healthcare Partners, a multi-state, co-sponsored healthcare system. Her leadership experience in religious life includes serving as the first president of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, as president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, as an auditor at the Synod on Consecrated Life in Rome in 1994 and as one of the three United States delegates to the International Union of Superiors General.
Daniel P. Grigassy, OFM, a member of Holy Name Province, did his doctoral studies at the Catholic University of America. He served as assistant professor of liturgy at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, New York, and subsequently as associate professor of liturgy and sacrament and chair of the Word and Worship Department at Washington Theological Union (1991 – 2003). In 1993, he published a three-part article on the Tansitus in The Cord (43.10, 43.12, and 44.3). The first two parts are available on the website of the Franciscan Friars Third Order Regular (franciscanfriarstor.com). In 2003, his article, “Is Roman the Only way to be Catholic: A Reflection on the Grandson of a Catholic Priest,” Appeared in New Theology Review and, in 2004, “The Eastern Catholic churches in America,” in Contemporary Review, a British journal. He is also a past resident scholar at The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, St. Paul University, Ottawa, Ontario, and at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. At present, he is pastor of St. Bonaventure church, Paterson, New Jersey.
Michael D. Guinan, OFM, PhD, (Catholic University of America) is a Franciscan priest and a Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Biblical Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. He has published ten books, several pamphlets and many articles in publications such asThe New Jerome Biblical Commentary, The Collegeville Bible Commentary, and The Message of Biblical Spirituality series. He has taught the Old Testament, Hebrew and Aramaic languages, and biblical spirituality at St. Bonaventure University, St. Patrick’s Seminary and the Franciscan Seminary in Manila.
Jay M. Hammond, PhD, is an Assistant Professor/Director of Graduate Studies at St. Louis University. He previously taught at the University of San Francisco (1998-2000) and Quincy University (1998-2002), where he received the Teacher of the Year, Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001. He has been working at SLU since 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Hammond is co-editor of the series, Studies in the Early Franciscan Documents, and is an associate editor of the Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series. He contributed to Divine and Created Order in Bonaventure’s Theology.
John F. Haught did his doctoral studies at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He is presently the Thomas Healey Distinguished Professor of Theology at Georgetown University. His area of specialization is systematic theology with a particular interest in issues pertaining to science, cosmology, ecology and religion. He has published widely. Among his works are: Deeper than Darwin: The prospect for Religion in the Age of Evolution (2003) and God after Darwin: a Theology of Evolution (2000) both published by Westview Press. Paulist Press has published the following works by him: Responses to 101 Questions on God and Evolution (2001); Science and Religion: From Conflict to Conversation (1995); The Promise of Nature: Ecology and cosmic Purpose (1993); What Is Religion? (1990); What Is God? (1986); The Cosmic Adventure (1984); Religion and Self-Acceptance (1976). In addition to these, he is author of Mystery and Promise: A theology Revelation (Liturgical Press, 1993), The revelation of God in History (Michael Glazier Press, 1988), and Nature and Purpose (University Press of America, 1980). He also served as editor forScience and Religion in Search of cosmic purpose (Georgetown University Press, 2000). In 1996, Haught established the Georgetown Center for the Study of Science and Religion.
Zachary Hayes, OFM, is a noted Franciscan friar, theologian and academic. He earned his PhD. in theology at Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn, Germany. He became a full-time member of the faculty at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in 1968. He served on the summer faculty at St. Bonaventure University and he was a visiting professor at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA., Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California, the University of Notre Dame, and the Chicago Center for Religion and Science sponsored by the Lutheran School of Theology. He is widely regarded as one of the leading interpreters of St. Bonaventure. He is the author of many books, including Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity, Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ,The Hidden Center: Spirituality and Speculative Christology in St. Bonaventure and numerous articles.
J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., received his Doctorate of Theology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich) in 1974; an S.T.L. from the Pontifical Faculty of St. Bonaventure in Rome in 1968; and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Dayton (Ohio) in 1964. Since 2005, he has served as Chair of the Department of Graduate Theology at St. Louis University where he has been a faculty member since 1974. His long-time interest has been Franciscan texts. Among the various positions and responsibilities he has held, Wayne has been a member of the Board of the BTTS project (Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series), since 2003; a senior editor for the scholarly journal, Franciscan Studies, since 2004; and a member of the editorial board for Greyfriar’s Review, since 2003. Most recently he has served as the coeditor of FA:ED (1999-2003); editor and translator (with Joshua Benson) of a multivolumeTheological Reader, drawn from Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences (BTTS), and co-editor of the projected seven-volume series, Studies in the Early Franciscan Documents (to be published by Franciscan Institute Publications, 2011).
Jan Hoeberichts resides in Roermond, Netherlands, where he pursues his career as a teacher and scholar. For many years he taught theology at Christ the King Seminary in Karachi, Pakistan, where he experienced at first hand the difficulties of dialog between Christianity and Islam. He is the author of numerous articles on interreligious dialogue and on Franciscanism in relation to other faiths. Dr. Hoeberichts studied philosophy and theology at Franciscan schools in the Netherlands and Italy, was a Lecturer in Moral Theology at the National Seminary in Pakistan from 1958-1986, and since has been a research scholar and author on Francis of Assisi and Islam. He has written two books Francis and Islam,published in 1994; and Paradise Restored: The Social Ethics of Francis of Assisi, published in 2004.
Ludger Honnefelder, PhD, was the 21st recipient of the Franciscan Institute Medal which was conferred to him at St. Bonaventure University in October, 2007. Dr. Honnefelder has served on the Theological Faculty in Trier from 1972-1982, was professor of Catholic Theology and Philosophy at the Free University of Berlin from 1982-1988, and since 1988 has lectured and taught at the University of Bonn. He has been a member of numerous committees established to develop a biomedical ethics based on Catholic teachings. Among his writings are: John Duns Scotus: Metaphysics and Ethics; Scientia transcendens: die formale Bestimmung des Seiendheit und Realität in der Metaphysik des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit; Albertus Magnus and the Beginnings of the Medieval Reception of Aristotle in the Latin West: from Richardus Rufus to Franciscus de Mayronis; Johannes Duns Scotus and Metaphysik und Ontologie. He is the director of the Albertus-Magnus-Institut and the coordinator of Conference Three of the Quadruple Congress honoring John Duns Scotus. He was an editor of, John Duns Scotus, Philosopher: Proceedings of “The Quadruple Congress” on John Duns Scotus, Subsidia 5, which was published by Franciscan Institute Publications in 2011.
Sr. Mary Elizabeth Ingham, C.S.J., is Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. from Universite de Fribourg, Switzerland. Her specialties include the History of Medieval Philosophy, Franciscan Tradition, John Duns Scotus, Stoicism and its influence on Medieval Philosophy, and Franciscan spiritual tradition and its influence on Scotus and others. Ingham has authored several texts on Scotus including the best-selling,Scotus for Dunces – an Introduction to the Subtle Doctor (2003), Rejoicing in the Works of the Lord(2009), Ethical Method of John Duns Scotus (1992, with Thomas Shannon), The Harmony of Goodness: Mutuality and Moral Living According to John Duns Scotus (1996) and numerous articles on the thought of Franciscan John Duns Scotus.
Timothy J. Johnson is Professor of Religion and Humanities Department Chair at Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He also holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Diploma Litterarum Latinarum from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology from Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure, Rome, and a B.A. in Theology from St. Louis University. Dr. Johnson has taught in Europe and Africa. His primary area of expertise is the history of Christian spirituality and theology. Dr. Johnson has published numerous journal articles and books on Franciscan topics including Bonaventure – Mystic of God’s Word (1999), The Sunday Sermons of St. Bonaventure – Bonaventure Texts in Translation (2008), and The Soul in Ascent: Bonaventure on Poverty, Prayer and Union with God (2000).
Brian V. Johnstone, CSSR, STD, PhD, Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics, Warren Blanding Chair of Religion and Culture at Catholic University of America, was a contributor to Moral Action in a Complex World – Franciscan Perspectives, Washington Theological Union Symposium which was published by Franciscan Institute Publications in 2008. Johnstone is involved with Philosophy of the Gift which is a project extending the philosophical and ethical concept of giving a “gift” to a new framework for moral theology by defining the ultimate and absolutely gratuitous gift of self as that of Jesus Christ on the Cross completed in the Resurrection. Johnstone earned his STL from Colleggio San Alselmo, Rome, Italy and his STD and Ph. D from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.
Robert J. Karris, OFM, ThD, is a Franciscan priest of the Sacred Heart Province whose headquarters are in St. Louis. He earned an STL from Catholic University of America and a Th.D. from Harvard University in New Testament and Early Church History. Fr. Karris is a former professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and a former Provincial Minister of Sacred Heart Province and General Councilor of the Order of Friars Minor. Currently, he is research professor at The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University. He has been widely published and his most recent New Testament books are,John: Stories of the Word and Faith and Eating Your Way through Luke’s Gospel. He is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and for the last four years he has preached in over 120 churches in the United States on behalf of the poor served by Food for the Poor. He is general editor of the 15-volume Works of St. Bonaventure series published by Franciscan Institute Publications. Among other books with Franciscan Institute Publications, Fr. Karris has written The Admonitions of St. Francis: Sources and Meanings and has translated and edited several including, Defense of the Mendicants(translated by Karris and Jose de Vinck), Disputed Questions on Evangelical Perfection (translated by Karris and Thomas Reist, OFM), Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of John (edited by Karris),Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of Luke (edited by Karris), Bonaventure’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes (edited by Karris and Campion Murray, OFM), In the Name of St. Francis: A History of the Friars Minor and Franciscanism Until the Early Sixteenth Century (by Gordo Giovanni Merlo, translated by Karris and Raphael Bonnano, OFM).
Margaret Klotz, O.S.F., serves as Adjunct Faculty – Religious Studies and the Director of Franciscan Center at Cardinal Stritch University. A graduate of the school of Franciscan Studies at the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, Margaret frequently serves on the summer faculty of the Franciscan Institute.
Lezlie Knox, Ph. D. (1999) in Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame, is Assistant Professor of History at Marquette University. She has published extensively on Clare of Assisi and the Franciscan sisters during the Middle Ages. In 2002-03, she received an ACL/Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty. In 2008, Brill published her monograph entitled Creating Clare of Assisi: Female Franciscan Identities in Later Medieval Italy.
Jane Kopas, OSF, PhD, received her PhD. from the Graduate Theological Union (Franciscan School of Theology) at Berkeley. She taught for many years at the University of Scranton, where she specialized in systematic theology and women’s studies. She has written numerous articles and a book, Sacred Identity: Exploring a Theology of the Person, (Paulist) as well as editing Interpreting Tradition: The Art of Theological Reflection. Her article, “Mortal Diamond: The body in Theological Anthropology,” appears inIn Solitude and Dialogue: Contemporary Franciscan Theologize, ed. Anthony Carrozzo (St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute, 2000).
Judith Marie Kubicki, C.S.S.F., holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Liturgical Studies from the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. She is presently assistant professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at Fordham University in New York. Before holding this position, she served as director of music, associate professor of theology and, later, as academic dean at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, New York. In 2001, she received the Sister / Brotherhood Award for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Goodwill and Understanding in the Community through Interfaith Dialogue, presented by the National Conference for Community and Justice, Buffalo, New York. A prolific writer, she is author of The Presence of Christ in the Gathered Assembly (New York: Continuum, 2006) and Liturgical Music as Ritual Symbol: A Case Study of Jacques Berthier’s Taize Music (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 1999). Her articles have appeared in such notable journals as America, Studia Liturgica, Theological Studies and Worship.
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