Brian E. Daley, S.J.

Brian E. Daley, S.J.

Endowed Professor
Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology
Biblical Studies/Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity
History of Christianity


B.A., Fordham University (1961)

B.A., University of Oxford (1964)

M.A., Oxford (1967)

Ph.L., Loyola Seminary, Shrub Oak, NY (1966)

Lic.theol., Hochschule Skt. Georgen (Frankfurt, Germany, 1972)

D.Phil., University of Oxford (1978)]

Research and Teaching Interests

Areas of Expertise: Fr. Daley is a historical theologian, who specializes in the study of the early Church, particularly the development of Christian doctrine from the fourth to the eighth centuries. He has prepared a critical edition of the works of the sixth-century Greek theologian Leontius of Byzantium, which is to appear in the series "Corpus Christianorum," and has written a number of articles for scholarly journals on ancient Christology, Trinitarian theology and eschatology. 


See below for footage of Fr. Daley discussing his work and the honor of receiving the 2013 Ratzinger Prize.

Recent Publications



Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2013.

Gregory of Nazianzus [in the series, The Early Church Fathers], New York: Routledge, 2006.

translated Hans Urs von Balthasar's book, Kosmische Liturgie, as Cosmic Liturgy: the Universe According to Maximus the Confessor , San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2003.  

On The Dormition of Mary:  Early Patristic Homilies, St. Vladimir's Seminar Press, 1997. 

The Hope of the Early Church, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991. 



 ‘In Many and Various Ways’: Towards a Theology of Theological Exegesis,” Modern Theology 28 (2012), 597-615.


A past president of the North American Patristic Society, he is an editor of the scholarly journal Traditio, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He has been a trustee of Le Moyne College, Boston College, Georgetown University and Fordham University, and is executive secretary of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in North America.

Daley received the Ratzinger Prize in Theology, which was awarded by the Pope in 2012.


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