Call for Papers – “Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus”


“Frater, Magister, Minister et Episcopus”
The Works and Worlds of Saint Bonaventure
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University
July 12-15, 2017

The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University will host a major international conference dedicated to the intellectual heritage and contemporary significance of Saint Bonaventure.

Individual papers, panels, and workshop proposals are sought that engage the academic, pastoral, and socio-political aspects of this topic. Possible themes include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Bonaventure’s Theological Legacy and Contemporary Theology
  • Bonaventure’s Use of Philosophical and Theological Sources
  • Aesthetics, Art, and Bonaventure
  • The Franciscan Order under Bonaventure’s Leadership
  • Bonaventure as Preacher
  • Ecology, Pope Francis, and Bonaventure
  • The Image and Role of Women in Bonaventure’s Writings
  • Bonaventure, Franciscan Ministry, and Spirituality
  • Bonaventure and Thomas Aquinas
  • Bonaventure, Paris, and Medieval France

Proposals are due by November 18, 2016.  Notifications of acceptance, rejection or need for alterations will be sent to authors by January 13, 2017. Please send a paper proposal/ draft of your text via email no later than November 18, 2016, directly to:

Fr. David Couturier, OFM Cap.
Franciscan Institute St. Bonaventure University
Murphy Building – Room 100
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Organizing Committee:

Joshua Benson (Catholic University)
Timothy J. Johnson (Flagler College)
Dominic Monti OFM (St. Bonaventure University)
Katherine Wrisley-Shelby (Boston College)
Marie Kolbe Zamora OSF (Silver Lake College)

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