St. Francis Historian Interview Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

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October 26, 2020

Not only is this a conversation of a Dominican and a Franciscan, but it is a visit with a Dominican author who wrote very resourcefully about St. Francis of Assisi! Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Cecilia Joy Kugel sits down with Professor of History, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California, Fr. Augustine Thompson O.P to talk about one of his best-selling biographies. “As I have worked on this biography,” Thompson writes, “my respect for Francis and his vision has increased, and I hope that this book will speak to modern people, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis I have come to know will have something to say to them today.”

Father Augustine is a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the GTUAmerican Catholic Historical SocietyAmerican Historical AssociationAmerican Society of Church HistoryThe Medieval Academy of America, and Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (International Society of Medieval Canon Law).

Francis of Assisi: A New Biography. It can be purchased from Amazon (…/…/ref=sr_1_3…-) or directly from Cornell University Press Fr. Augustine quotes an inspirational excerpt from the book in this video, that you won’t want to miss.


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