Katherine Wrisley Shelby

Visiting Faculty

Contact Information:



St. Catherine of Siena Hall 019


Ph.D. - Historical Theology Boston College

Brief Biography:

Katherine Wrisley Shelby holds a PhD in Historical Theology from Boston College, where she wrote her dissertation on St. Bonaventure's doctrine of grace. She is the co-editor of Bonaventure Revisited: Companion to the Breviloquium (Franciscan Institute, 2017); Preaching and New Worlds: Sermons as Mirrors of Realms Near and Far (Routledge, 2019); Medieval Franciscan Approaches to the Virgin Mary: Mater Sanctissima Misericordiae et Dolorosa (Brill, 2019); and Saint Bonaventure: Friar, Teacher, Minister, Bishop (Franciscan Institute, forthcoming 2020).

Area(s) of Expertise:

The Medieval Franciscan Tradition; Mystical Theology; Grace; St. Bonaventure; Medieval Sermons