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Franciscan Studies: An annual academic journal

Franciscan Studies is a scholarly (peer-reviewed) journal published by the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University. It deals with Franciscan matters: history, philosophy, theology, and culture.

Articles in the latest edition: Volume 81, 2023:

  • Frnciscan Studies cover 2023Retrieving Contuition in Saint Bonaventure — Junius Johnson
  • Latin Lay Piety in an Islamic Context: The Development of the Third Order Community of St. Mary's of Mt. Sion in Mamluk Jerusalem — Jon Paul Heyne
  • And Thy Neighbor as Thyself: The Elastic Self in the Moral Psychology of John Duns Scotus — Joseph Dowd
  • Fashioning the "Order of Saint Clare." A Rule illuminated by Neri da Rimini: Princeton University Library MS 83 in context — Frances Andrews, Louise Bourdua
  • Le prime quattro Collationes Parisienses sulle tracce di Giovanni Duns Scoto — Francesco Fiorentino
  • Visions of Damietta: St. Francis, Robert Grosseteste, and the Crusades, 1219-1253 — Rosamund Gammie
  • Innova dies nostros, sicut a principio: Novelty and Nostalgia in Thomas of Celano's First and Second Lives of St. Francis — Barbara Newman
  • The Center Blossoms, Part 1: The Pneumatological Fruit of the Incarnate Word in Bonaventure's Breviloquium — Thomas A. Piolata, OFM Cap.
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Editorial Board Franciscan Studies 2024

General and Managing Editor
Krijn Pansters, Ph.D., Tilburg University

Associate Editor
Aaron M. Gies, Ph.D., St. Bonaventure University 

Senior Editors

  • Holly J. Grieco, Ph.D., Siena College (Women and Laity)
  • Michael Hahn, Ph.D., Sarum College (Theology)
  • Daniel P. Horan, OFM, Ph.D., Saint Mary's College (Contemporary Society)
  • Timothy J. Johnson, Ph.D., Flagler College (Theology)
  • Robert Pomplun, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (Later History)
  • Marianne Ritsema van Eck, Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Culture)
  • Neslihan Şenocak, Ph.D., Columbia University (Early History)
  • Ryan Thornton, OFM, Ph.D., St. Mark’s University Parish (Philosophy)

Book Review Editor
Andrew Belfield, Ph.D., St. Bonaventure University 
Assistant Editors
Kate Oxsen, Allison Zbicz Michael, Giovanni Patriarca

Submission style sheet and author index

Please use the links below to introduce yourself to the preferred editorial style of Franciscan Studies and to review a list of its contributing scholars through the decades. 

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