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Carmelite Studies - Articles by Author

Here is the list of scholarly articles available on our website, arranged alphabetically by author. Academic enquiries to some scholars can be directed via the Carmelite Projects & Publications Office in York; please click here to send an e-mail.


Kevin Alban, O.Carm.
Kevin is a friar of the British Province, serving in Rome as Bursar General of the Order since 2007. He is a graduate of Oxford University, and completed his doctorate on the spirituality of Thomas Netter at Heythrop College, University of London, in 2009.


Johan Bergström-Allen, T.O.C.
Johan is a lay Carmelite who runs the Projects & Publications Office of the British Province. A graduate of the Universities of York and Oxford, he is researching a doctorate at the University of Lausanne on the literature of the Carmelite friars in medieval England. He is a founding Executive Board member and tutor of the Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland (CIBI).



Richard Copsey, O.Carm.
Richard is a friar of the British Province of Carmelites, a leading historian of the Order, and the author of several books. He is a founding Executive Board member and tutor of the Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland (CIBI).


Valerie Edden
Valerie Edden was a tutor in the English Department at the University of Birmingham. She is a member of the Academic Board of the Carmelite Institute of Britain & Ireland (CIBI). She has edited a number of medieval Carmelite texts, and is preparing a critical edition of Thomas Scrope's fifteenth-century English translation of Felip Ribot's Decem Libri (Ten Books).


Benjamin Gibbs, O.C.D.S.
Ben Gibbs is a Secular Discalced Carmelite living in New Zealand. After teaching at the University of Sussex (1966-92) he became Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, until his retirement in 2001. He has a particular interest in Edith Stein and has lectured on her extensively.


Wilfrid McGreal, O.Carm.
Wilfrid McGreal is a friar of the British Province of Carmelites, and has served as Prior Provincial since 2008.


Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa
Professor Yoshikawa is Professor of English Shizuoka University in Japan. She has a particular interest in the medieval pious woman Margery Kempe, on whom she has published several articles and books.