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Brenda Abbott holds a B.A. in German and Music, a M.A. in Theology (cum laude) from the University of Leeds, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Wales Trinity St. David. She has been a teacher for twenty years. She is currently writing a book on the life and work of the late Eric Doyle, O.F.M. (†1984) (nearing completion), and eding his unpublished material in the hope that it may be published in the future.

Giuseppe Cassio is an art historian specialized in historical-artistic heritage materials. He has published several books as well as many articles and essays in scholarly journals, catalogues and other national and international publications. His main research interests also comprise Franciscan artistical culture, concerning which he published, for instance: San Francesco. Il santuario di Terni (Ponte San Giovanni: Quattroemme, 2005), Oltre Assisi. Con Francesco nella Terra dei Protomartiri Francescani (Gorle: Velar-Elledici, 2010), Dai Protomartiri francescani a sant'Antonio di Padova (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2011) e Il cibo di Francesco (Milan: Edizioni Terra Santa, 2015). He is also one of the founding members of the Istituto di Ricerche dell'Umbria meridionale.

Michael F. Cusato, O.F.M., is a Franciscan friar and priest in the Sacred Heart Province of Friars Minor (St. Louis, MO). He is a church historian as well as a specialist in the history of the Franciscan movement, with special emphasis upon the first century of its existence. A number of these articles have been published in his: The Early Franciscan Movement (1205-1239): History, Sources, and Hermeneutics (2009). A former director of the Franciscan Institute and dean of its School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University, he is currently an independent scholar living in Washington D.C.

Pietro Delcorno (Ph.D. 2016) is Rubicon Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies of the University of Leeds. His main field of expertise is late medieval social history and religious culture. He has published extensively on medieval preaching, biblical [End Page 551] exegesis and religious theatre, including the books Lazzaro e il ricco epulone: Metamorfosi di una parabola tra Quattro e Cinquecento (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014) and In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (c.1200-1550) (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2017).

Marina Fedeli graduated cum laude at the University of Macerata where she also obtained her Ph.D. in History of Philosophy. Currently teaching at the same university she is also involved in research with a project on the ontological status of divine relationships in the Franciscan theology of the early 14th century. She previously worked at the University of Udine. With Guido Alliney, she prepared the critical edition of the Collationes Oxonienses attributed to John Duns Scoto (G. Alliney, M. Fedeli, Iohannis Duns Scoti Collationes Oxonienses, Florence: SISMEL - Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2016). She also published the following articles related to the work: G. Alliney, M. Fedeli, A. Pertosa, "For a critical edition. Preliminary observations on the manuscript and printing tradition of the Collationes oxonienses attributed to John Duns Scotus," Documenti e studi della tradizione filosofica medievale 23 (2012): 358-385; M. Fedeli, "La relazione della creatura a Dio nella questione 6 delle Collationes oxonienses attribuite a Giovanni Duns Scoto," Antonianum 91:3 (2016): 651-660.

Sean L. Field has his B.A. from the University of Michigan (1992), and his M.A. (1997) and Ph.D. (2002) in medieval history from Northwestern University. He is currently Professor of History at the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Rules of Isabelle of France: An English Translation with Introductory Study (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2013). Other publications include The Writings of Agnes of Harcourt: The Life of Isabelle of France and the Letter on Louis IX and Longchamp (Notre Dame, 2003); Isabelle of France: Capetian Sanctity and Franciscan Identity in the Thirteenth Century (Notre Dame, 2006); The Beguine, the Angel and the Inquisitor: The Trials of Marguerite Porete and Guiard of Cressonessart (Notre Dame, 2012); (as editor with Robert E. Lerner and Sylvain Piron) Marguerite Porete et le Miroir des simples...


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