Tom Herbst OFM



Fr Thomas J. Herbst received a BA in History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, a M.Div. from the Franciscan School of Theology and a MA in Theology at the Franciscan School of Theology/Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He obtained a D.Phil. in Theology from the University of Oxford in 2001.

Fields of Interest : Historical Theology with emphasis in the Patristic and Medieval eras, Christian iconography, exegesis with special reference to the Gospel of John, and Systematic Theology with particular emphasis in Christology and the Theology of Nature. He is also interested in various fields of Franciscan Studies, especially Franciscan Christology and the writings of Francis and Clare.



Interpreting the ‘Spirit of Assisi’: Challenges to Interfaith Dialogue in a Pluralistic World, edited with Maria Diemling; also Introduction and the chapter “Exploring the Perimeters: From Lumen Gentium to Dominus Iesus“, FISC Publications: 2013

The Way of Union: Sources and Reflections on the Johannine Dimension of Bonaventure’s Christology, Grottaferrata, Rome: 2005.