Joshua Benson received his Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University in 2007 where he focused on medieval theology, especially the thought of Saint Bonaventure. He also holds an MA in Franciscan Studies from the Franciscan Institute (St. Bonaventure University, 2002) and a BA in Philosophy (Canisius College, 2000). Dr. Benson's current research focuses on producing editions of twelfth-century biblical commentaries (1150-1200) and early thirteenth-century commentaries on the Peter Lombard's Sentences (1225-1250).
Areas of Expertise
History of Medieval Theology
History of Franciscan Thought
“Christology” in A Companion to Bonaventure, eds. Jay M. Hammond and J. A. Wayne Hellmann. Forthcoming from Brill, 2013.
“Matthew of Aquasparta’s Sermons on Theology,” in Franciscan Preacing, ed. Timothy Johnson. Brill, 2012.
TRS 201 - Faith Seeking Understanding
TRS 260 - Christianity and Culture
TRS 354A - Francis and Clare
TRS 367A - Unity and Diversity: Theology in the Middle Ages
TRS 460 - Special Topics - Ratzinger's Jesus of Nazareth
TRS 727 - Introduction to Medieval Theology
TRS 727C - Bonaventure, Parisian Master: Context, Texts, Interpretation
TRS 727G - Medieval Exegesis
TRS 823E - Medieval Christology