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Early Franciscan Intellectual History Oxford Workshop Series

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Friday, April 13, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, April 15, 2018 (All day)
All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL

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 Soul’s 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.                                


  • 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

To register, please contact Tom J. Savage at least 2 weeks in advance at Lunch will be provided to workshop participants on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!

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Lydia Schumacher
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