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Francis, James A.


FRANCIS, James A. American, b. 1954. Genres: Classics, Theology/Religion. Career: St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, assistant director of Christian Humanism Project, 1978-81, instructor in liberal studies, 1980-81; Duke University, Durham, NC, lecturer in early Christian asceticism and monasticism, 1985; Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, visiting assistant professor of classics, 1991-95, program director, 1993-95; University of Kentucky, Lexington, assistant professor of classics, 1995-. Former member of the Roman Catholic Ordo Sancti Benedicti (Order of St. Benedict; Benedictines; O.S.B.), under the religious name J. Alcuin Francis. Publications: Early Monastic Rules: The Rules of the Fathers and the Regula Orientalis, 1982; Subversive Virtue: Asceticism and Authority in the Second-Century Pagan World, 1995. Contributor to books and journals. Address: Department of Classics, 1153 Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, U.S.A.

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