Faculty Directory

Franklin T. Harkins

Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Church History

SELECTED Courses

Fall 2018

Introduction to Thomas Aquinas
Great Christian Thinkers: Augustine, Aquinas, & Luther


Spring 2019

Medieval Exegesis
Medieval Theology

Other Courses
Book of Job in the Middle Ages
History of Western Christianity 1
History of Western Christianity 2
The Christology of Thomas Aquinas

SELECTED Publications

Books (monographs and edited volumes)
A Companion to Job in the Middle Ages, ed. Franklin T. Harkins and Aaron Canty, Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition vol. 73.  Leiden: Brill, 2017.

Interpretation of Scripture: Practice
, ed. Frans van Liere and Franklin T. Harkins, Victorine Texts in Translation vol. 6.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2015.

Interpretation of Scripture: Theory
, ed. Franklin T. Harkins and Frans van Liere, Victorine Texts in Translation vol. 3.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2012.

Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer
, ed. Franklin T. Harkins. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

Reading and the Work of Restoration: History and Scripture in the Theology of Hugh of St Victor
.  Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2009.


Articles and Essays

“From the Fiery Heaven to the Fire of Hell: Job in the Sentences Commentaries of Albert the Great, Bonaventure, and Thomas Aquinas,” in A Companion to Job in the Middle Ages, ed. Franklin T. Harkins and Aaron Canty (Leiden: Brill, 2017), pp. 129-60.

“Christ and the Eternal Extent of Divine Providence in the Expositio super Iob ad litteram of Thomas Aquinas,” Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 47/1 (2016): 123-152.

“Hugh of St. Victor. Didascalicon on the Study of Reading,” in Handbuch der Bibelhermeneutiken. Von Origenes bis zur Gegenwart, ed. Oda Wischmeyer in connection with Eve-Marie Becker, Mark W. Elliott, Hans-Peter Grosshans, et al. (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), pp. 135-48.

Filiae Magistri: Peter Lombard’s Sentences and Medieval Theological Education ‘on the Ground,’” in Mediaeval Commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, vol. 3, ed. Philipp W. Rosemann (Leiden: Brill, 2015), pp. 26-78.

Contingency and Causality in Predestination: 1 Tim. 2:4 in the Sentences Commentaries of Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus,” Archa Verbi: Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology 11 (2014): 35-72.

“The Early Aquinas on the Question of Universal Salvation, or How a Knight May Choose Not to Ride His Horse,” New Blackfriars 95 (2014): 208-17.

Littera et Lex: Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Old Law at the Twelfth-century Parisian Abbey of St. Victor,” in Das Gesetz – The Law – La Loi, ed. Andreas Speer and Guy Guldentops (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2014), pp. 3-19.

“The Magical Arts, Angelic Intercourse, and Giant Offspring: Echoes of Watchers Traditions in Medieval Scholastic Theology,” in The Fallen Angels Traditions: Second Temple Developments and Reception History, ed. Angela Kim Harkins, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, and John Endres, S.J. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series, 2014), pp. 157-79.

Lectio exhortatio debet esse: Reading as a Way of Life at the Twelfth-Century Abbey of St. Victor,” in From Knowledge to Beatitude: St. Victor, Twelfth-Century Scholars, and Beyond.  Essays in Honor of Grover A. Zinn, Jr., ed. E. Ann Matter and Lesley Smith (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2013), pp. 103-30.

Docuit excellentissimae divinitatis mysteria: St. Paul in Thomas Aquinas,” in A Companion to St. Paul in the Middle Ages, ed. Steven R.  Cartwright (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 235-63.

Fundamentum omnis doctrinae: The Memorization of History in the Pedagogy of Hugh of St. Victor,” Pecia. Le livre et l’écrit 14: Texte, liturgie et mémoire dans l’Église du Moyen Âge (2012): 267-93.

“The Embodiment of Angels: A Debate in Mid-Thirteenth-Century Theology,” Recherches de théologie et philosophie médiévales 78 (2011): 25-58.

Primus doctor Iudaeorum: Moses as Theological Master in the Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas,” The Thomist 75 (2011): 65-94.

“‘Following with Unequal Step’: Andrew of St. Victor, the Glossa ordinaria, and Compilatory Exegesis in the Northern French Schools of the Twelfth Century,” in Transforming Relations: Essays on Jews and Christians throughout History in Honor of Michael A. Signer, ed. Franklin T. Harkins (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010), pp. 150-78. 

Homo Assumptus at St. Victor: Reconsidering the Relationship between Victorine Christology and Peter Lombard’s First Opinion,” The Thomist 72 (2008): 595-624.

“Unwitting Witnesses: Jews and Judaism in the Thought of Augustine,” in Augustine and World Religions. Edited by Brian Brown, John Doody, and Kim Paffenroth (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008), pp. 37-69.

Secundus Augustinus: Hugh of St. Victor on Liberal Arts Study and Salvation,” Augustinian Studies 37/2 (2006): 219-46.

“Nuancing Augustine’s Hermeneutical Jew: Allegory and Actual Jews in the Bishop’s Sermons,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 36 (2005): 41-64.


Translations

Robert of Melun, Questions on the Divine Page (Questiones de divina pagina), with Introduction, in Interpretation of Scripture: Practice, ed. Frans van Liere and Franklin T. Harkins, VTT 6 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015), pp. 277-345.

Hugh of St. Victor, Exposition on the Canticle of Mary (Super Canticum Mariae), with Introduction, in Writings on the Spiritual Life, ed. Christopher P. Evans, VTT 4 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 413-52.

Hugh of St. Victor, Didascalicon on the Study of Reading, with Introduction, in Interpretation of Scripture: Theory, ed. Franklin T. Harkins and Frans van Liere, VTT 3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), pp. 61-201.

Hugh of St. Victor, On the Praise of Charity (De laude caritatis), with Introduction, in On Love: A Selection of Works of Hugh, Adam, Achard, and Godfrey of St Victor, ed. Hugh Feiss, OSB, VTT 2 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 149-68.