Regular Series

In addition to considering manuscripts in the more general areas of the intersection of science and faith, the intersection of philosophy and the Christian theology, Catholic studies with an emphasis on Franciscanism, and biblical theology, Franciscan University Press maintains three series.


Religion and Society

Stephen M. Krason, JD, PhD, is the editor of the Religion and Society Series. He also serves Franciscan University as Chair of the Department of Humanities and Catholic Social Thought, Associate Director of the Veritas Center, and Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies.

The goal of this series is to examine the influence of religious considerations on the shaping of the many aspects of society, including marriage and the family, politics, law, economics, associational activity, institutional life, and social mores, and also explore the corresponding influence that social forces have on religious attitudes, practices, and institutions. Some works give particular attention to the role and activity of the Catholic Church and Catholics in society, and the way in which her witness and teachings can shape a just society and what St. John Paul II called a “civilization of love.”

To learn more about this series, contact Dr. Krason at, or 740-284-5343, or by mail at the university address.


Catholic Poetry

David Craig, PhD, is the editor of the Catholic Poetry Series. He also serves Franciscan University as Professor of English Literature. This series seeks to publish poetry from devoted hearts.

Dante, Crashaw, Hopkins, and Mauriac. Waugh, Green, O’Connor, and Merton. What do these diverse writers have in common, besides their outstanding literary skill? Devotedness. All were devoted to the truth, and especially the truth as articulated by the Church. Marvelous works from non-Catholics will also be considered, so long as they reflect a profound respect for the Catholic Church.

To learn more about this series, contact Dr. Craig at or 740-284-5337.

Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize

Franciscan University Press invites book-length manuscripts of 48-100 pages for its first annual Jacopone da Todi Poetry Book Prize. We want work which reflects a disciple’s heart. The winner will be announced in the fall of 2015, and the manuscript published by Franciscan University Press as part of its poetry series.

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Ex Corde Ecclesiae Mediaevalis

From the monk in the scriptorium to the friar and master in
the studium to the bishop in his see,
the medieval Church inspired countless authors to expound on God, the world,
and salvation in Christ. The Franciscan University Press Medieval Series, Ex Corde Ecclesiae Mediaevalis, seeks to
publish critical editions, translations, and monographs, especially those that
illuminate the medieval diocese, classroom, and scriptorium, those that stand in the Franciscan tradition, and
those that have the power to speak to the intellectual issues of our own time.
Stephen Hildebrand, PhD, chair of the Franciscan University Theology Department
and acquisitions editor for Franciscan University Press, also serves as the
editor for this series.

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