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Contributors to this Volume Joseph Chinnici, O.F.M., is a Franciscan Friar and a Professor at Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. An Oxford-educated historian, Joe is a widely-respected scholar, teacher and speaker in the history of American Catholicism and the development of Franciscan theology and spirituality. His ground-breaking work Living Stones: The History and Structure of Catholic Spiritual Life in the United States (second edition 1996) has been followed by numerous articles in U.S. Catholic Historian, the co-edited Prayer and Practice In the American Catholic Community, and significant studies on the history of prayer and on the reception of Vatican II in the United States. He is currently working on Church, Society, and Change, 1965-1996, a history of the postconciliar period in American Catholicism. In addition to his current faculty duties, Joe is Chairman of the Commission for the Retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) and editor of the Franciscan Heritage Series. Bishop John S. Cummins was ordained to the priesthood on January 24, 1953 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco. In 1962, while serving as chancellor of the newly created Diocese of Oakland, Monsignor Cummins also served as the diocesan liaison to the three Catholic theological schools entering the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. On May 16, 1974 he was ordained Bishop and Auxiliary to Bishop Alden Bell in Sacramento . Bishop Cummins was appointed the second Bishop of Oakland and installed on June 30, 1977. William J. Short, O.F.M., is a Franciscan Friar of the Province of St. Barbara, and Professor of Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California. He received his doctorate from the Gregorian University, Rome, and has been involved particularly in the publication of early Franciscan texts for the past decade. He resides at Mission San Miguel in central California, where he is also Guardian of the local friar community. †Allan B. Wolter, O.F.M., was a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor and an outstanding giant in scholarship on Blessed John Duns Scotus. Fr. Allan taught philosophy on the campus of St. Bonaventure University during the summers in the 1950s and 1960s. He also returned to campus in 1998 as the first Fr. Joseph A. Doino, O.F.M. Visiting Professor of Franciscan Studies. He retired from active academic life in November 2002, moved to the friar’s retirement community in Sherman, Illinois, where he died November 15, 2006. Zachary Hayes, O.F.M., is a noted Franciscan theologian and Bonaventure scholar. A member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor, he is a retired professor of systematic theology at the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He is the author of many books, including Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity, Saint Bonaventure’s Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ, The Hidden Center: Spirituality and Speculative Christology in St. Bonaventure and numerous articles. †Regis A. Duffy, O.F.M., S.T.D., earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure in 1957, and six additional academic degrees, including two from the Institut Superieure de Liturgie in Paris and a doctorate of sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He published five books, including An American Emmaus : Faith and Sacrament in the American Church, which was honored by the Catholic Press Association in 1996, and Liturgy in the Catechism: Celebrating God’s Wisdom and Love. He also wrote numerous scholarly articles and edited books and encyclopedias . Father Regis Duffy died on January 4, 2006 at the Franciscan friary on the campus of St. Bonaventure University. Michael D. Guinan, O.F.M., (Ph.D., Catholic University of America ) is a Franciscan priest and a Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Biblical Spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, CA. He has published ten books, several pamphlets and many articles in publications such as The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, The Collegeville Bible Com- mentary, and The Message of Biblical Spirituality series. He has taught the Old Testament, Hebrew and Aramaic languages, and biblical spirituality at St. Bonaventure University, St. Patrick’s Seminary and the Franciscan Seminary in Manila. Dr. Habil. Johannes B. Freyer, O.F.M., is currently the Rector Magnificus of the Pontifical Antonianum University in Rome. He holds an S.T.D. from the Antonianum University and with his Habilitation at the University of Trier he was Professor for Dogmatik and History of Theology...


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