The University of St. Thomas

McMichael, Steven

Associate Professor

S.T.D. Gregorian University (Rome)
Phone: (651) 962-5349
Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5349
Fax: 651-962-5310

Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Office Location: JRC 125

Courses Taught at UST

THEO 101  Christian Theological Tradition
THEO 331  Christianity and World Religions

THEO 230 Medieval Theology
THEO 337  Evil and the Suffering of God (Holocaust)
THEO 388  Pilgrimage in Italy (J-Term Course)

Selected Publications

General Editor, "The Medieval Franciscans" Series (E. J. Brill)  (seven volumes to date on the themes the Friars and Jews, Dante and the Franciscan Tradition, Franciscan Art, and Franciscan Prayer)

“Francis and the Encounter with the Sultan,” in The Cambridge Companion to Francis of Assisi (Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2012), 127-142.

“How the Spirit of Clare and Francis Continues to Influence Peace in Our World” Ecumenical Trends, Vol. 41, No. 1 (January 2012), 6-9.

“Roman Catholics and Bystanders during the Holocaust,” in Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Education (Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2010)

“The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus in Medieval Christian Anti-Muslim Religious Polemics” in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, Vol. 21, 2 (April 2010), 157-173.

  “Sharing the Wealth of Poverty: Franciscan Friars at the End of the Middle Ages” in Poverty and Prosperity: Franciscans and the Use of Money, (Washington Theological Union Symposium Papers, Vol. 9, 2009), ed. Daria Mitchell (Saint Bonaventure: The Franciscan Institute, 2009), 39-64.

“The Death and Resurrection Of Jesus In Medieval Christian And Jewish Polemical Literature” For Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations (Volume IV – 2009) (The Electronic Journal of the Council of Center of Center of Christian-Jewish Relations, Boston College)

 “The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus in Medieval Christian Anti-Muslim Religious Polemics” in Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations, Vol. 21, 2 (April Was Jesus of Nazareth the Messiah? Alphonso de Espina's Argument Against the Jews in the "Fortalitium Fidei"  (c.1464)   (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1994)

"The End of the World, Anti-Christ, and the Final Conversion of the Jews in the Fortalitium Fidei of Friar Alonso de Espina (d. 1464)" in Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue, Vol. 12, No. 2 (2006), 224-273.

"Friar Alonso de Espina, Prayer, and Medieval Jewish, Muslim and Christian Polemical Literature" in Medieval Franciscan Prayer, Ed. Timothy Johnson (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2006), 271-303.

Selected Presentations

"Islam and Muslim-Christian Relations" at various parishes and schools in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Area (2001-2012)

"Where Are We Now?  Jewish-Christian Relations during the Pontificate of John Paul II," at Temple Beth Torah (Wellington, Florida), June 16, 2000.

"Knowledge of the Other: Christian Understanding of Jews and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century," Convivium Conference ("Children of Abraham: Christians, Jews and Muslims in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era"), Siena College (Loudonville, NY) October 8, 2005

 Current Research Interests

The Resurrection of Jesus in medieval theology, spirituality and art

Easter Sermons in the fifteenth century, especially those of Roberto de Lecce, OFM and Bernardino da Siena OFM

The Theme of the “Image and Likeness of God” in Medieval Theology