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Augustine Thompson, OP

Professor of History

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
2009

Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., is on extended leave from DSPT and the GTU so that he can serve as the Praeses (Director) of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto in Canada. He can be contacted through the website of the Institute.

Fr. Augustine's CV is available here.

Degrees and Certifications

STM, The Order of Preachers, 2007
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1988
MDiv, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 1985
BA, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, 1980
MA, John Hopkins University, 1976
BA, John Hopkins University, 1976

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Medieval Church History, especially of Italy
  • Medieval Philosophy, Theology, and Lay Piety
  • History of Canon Law, preaching and the Mendicant Orders
Selected Publications
  • Dominican Brothers: Conversi, Lay, and Cooperator Friars_ (Chicago: New Priory Press, 2018).

  • Francis of Assisi: A New Biography, Cornell University Press, 2012.

  • “Preconciliar Reforms of the Dominican Rite Liturgy, 1950–1962.” and “Postconciliar reform of the Dominican Rite liturgy: 1962-1969,” Antiphon, 2011.

  • Cities of God: The Religion of the Italian Communes, 1125–1325, Penn State Univ. Press, 2005.

  • Revival Preachers and Politics: The Great Devotion of 1233, Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.

  • "The Origins of Religious Mendicancy in Medieval Europe," inThe Origin, Development, and Refinement of Medieval Religious Mendicancies, Brill, 2011.

  • Gratian: Treatise on Laws (Decretum DD. 1–20); With the Ordinary Gloss, Catholic University of America Press, 1994.