Early Franciscan Intellectual History Oxford Workshop Series

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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.                                


  • Boyd Taylor Coolman (Boston College): Trinitarian Theology in the Summa Halensis, 
  • Giles Gasper (University of Durham): The Doctrine of Creation in the Early Franciscans and Robert Grosseteste, 
  • Lesley Smith (University of Oxford): William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris 1228-1249:  Sermons to the Brethren,
  • Theo Kobusch (University of Bonn): The Summa Halensis: Towards a New Concept of ‘Person’, 
  • Hubert Philipp Weber (University of Vienna): Sin and Grace in the Summa Halensis, 
  • Ayelet Even Ezra, (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): The Organizing Principles of the Summa Halensis,
  • Stephen F. Brown (Boston College): Methodology in the Summa Halensis, 
  • Amanda Power (University of Oxford): Roger Bacon, Adam Marsh and Franciscans at Oxford,


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

  • The Summa Halensis: Towards a New Concept of ‘Person’, 


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Lydia Schumacher
Contact email: lydia.schumacher@kcl.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all