Hi. Iʼm Andrew Belfield, & Iʼm an assistant professor of theology & Franciscan studies at St. Bonaventure University.

I teach courses on Francis & Clare of Assisi & Catholic theology for SBU’s undergraduate curriculum, along with courses for majors & minors in theology & Franciscan studies. If you’re interested in learning more about what it is to study theology or why SBUʼs liberal arts education includes study of theology, feel free to get in touch with me.

Saint Francis preaches a sermon to birds
Giottoʼs Legend of St Francis, Sermon to the Birds (ca. 1297–1299) / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

My research agenda focuses on christology, medieval theology, & Franciscan theology. Iʼm particularly interested in how Franciscan theologians working at the University of Paris in the 1240s developed in their collaborative work—the Summa halensis—ways of speaking about God that were informed by their experience living as mendicant friars. My curriculum vitae summarizes my scholarly activity (inter alia) so far. If you’d like to discuss my research, I’d welcome a message from you.

As for what Iʼm up to right now: take a look at my blog, where I post about some of my interests, including what Iʼm reading (theology & not), film photography, & sourdough baking. I run the blog using Micro.blog, which I have found to be a much saner & more enjoyable way of doing social media than, say, Twitter. I encourage you to check it out. If you’re already on Micro.blog, you can follow me there (I’m @drewbelf). One las thing: you can read a bit about my background here.