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Doctrines and Debates in Early Franciscan Thought


Friday, 13 April - 9:00am to Sunday, 15 April - 9:00am


Trinitarian Theology in the Summa Halensis
Boyd Taylor Coolman, Boston College

The Doctrine of Creation in the Early Franciscans and Robert Grosseteste
Giles Gasper, Durham University

William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris 1228-1249:Sermons to the Brethren
Lesley Smith, Harris Manchester College, Oxford

The Summa Halensis: Towards a New Concept of ‘Person’
Theo Kobusch, Bonn University

Sin and Grace in the Summa Halensis
Hubert Philipp Weber, University of Vienna

Albert the Great
Amos Bertolacci, Scuola Normale Pisa

The Organizing Principles of the Summa Halensis
Ayelet Even Ezra, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Methodology in the Summa Halensis
Stephen F. Brown, Boston College

Roger Bacon, Adam Marsh and Franciscans at Oxford
Amanda Power, Oxford University

All are welcome at a series of workshops sponsored by the European Research Council funded project, ‘Authority and Innovation in Early Franciscan thought (c. 1220-45)’, which is directed by Dr Lydia Schumacher, Senior Lecturer at King’s College London and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College. The workshops will explore in depth the Summa Halensis, a collaboratively authored text by early Franciscan scholars, which laid down their intellectual tradition for the first time.

To register, please contact Tom J. Savage at least a week in advance at Lunch will be provided to workshop participants on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Lydia Schumacher at