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Augustine Thompson

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New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans - Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:30pm

Discovery of previously unknown documents and better understanding of the religious culture of the laity in the Italy of St. Dominic and St. Francis have radically changed the accepted narrative for the origins and development of the "Penitents of St.

Augustine Thompson, O.P.

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Professor of History
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2009

History

M.A.

Faculty

  

Student Work

 

Youngkeun Choi, Rethinking
Protestant Nationalism in Colonial
Korea, 1910-1945: Chŏng In-gwa
and the Christianization of Korea

Francis of Assisi: A New Biography

Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181–1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly the teachings and example of Christ. During his lifetime and after his death, followers collected, for their own purposes, numerous stories, anecdotes, and reports about Francis. As a result, the man himself and his own concerns became lost in legend.

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