John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus)
History of Christianity
BA (St. Bernards Seminary)
STL (Gregorian University) MA
PhD (Florida State University
Research and Teaching Interests
Theology and Culture
Co-editor. 2014.The Norton Anthology of World Religions. New York: Norton.
2012. The Chapels of Notre Dame. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
2012. The Seven Deadly Sins: A Visitor's Guide. Notre Dame: Ave Maria/Sorin.
2010. Things Seen and Unseen. Notre Dame: IN: Sorin Books.
2009. Introduction to Roman Catholicism . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ed. 2009. Intractable Disputes about the Natural Law: Alasdair McIntyre and His Critics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.
Ed./Trans. 2007. The Way of Humility by Andre Louf. Collegeville: Cistercian Publications.
2005. A Brief History of the Saints. Oxford: Blackwell.
Ed. 2004. John Henry Newman: Spiritual Texts. Hyde Park, NY: New City.
With Keith Egan. 2004. Christian Spirituality: Themes From the Tradition. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist.
2004. Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
1999. Thomas Merton and the Monastic Vision. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
Ed. 1998. Ecumenism: Present Realities and Future Prospects. Notre Dame: Notre Dame Press.
Ed. 1996. A Search For Solitude: The Journals of Thomas Merton 1952-1960. San Francisco: Harper.
Ed. 1992. Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist.
With John Kelsay. 1990. The Sacred Quest: An Invitation To the Study of Religion. London: MacMillan.
1989. Catholic Prayer. Hertford, NC: Crossroad.
1987. The Catholic Faith: An Introduction. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist.
1987. Faith Rediscovered: Coming Home To Catholicism. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist.
1985. The Catholic Experience. Hertford, NC: Crossroad.
1983. The Catholic Heritage. Hertford, NC: Crossroad.
1982. Mother of God. San Francisco: Harper.
1981.Saint Francis of Assisi. San Francisco: Harper and Row.
With John Reich. 1981. Culture and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities. 2vol+alternate volume. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 7th edition revised 2009 (Thompson).
1980.The Meaning of Saints. San Francisco: Harper and Row.
1976. Francis of Assisi. Boston: Twayne.
1972. Brother Francis: Writings By and About Saint Francis of Assisi. Harper and Row
2012. “Perspectives on Catholic Theology,” in Teaching the Tradition, edited by John Piderit and Melanie Morey, pp. 47-64. New York: Oxford University Press.
2011. “Christian Martyrdom: A Theological Perspective,” in Witness of the Body: The Past, Present, and Future of Christian Martyrdom, ed. Michael Budde and Karen Scott, pp. 3-19. Grand Rapids,MI: Eerdmans.
2010. “The Way and the Ways: Reflections on Catholic Spirituality,” in Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective, ed. Greenman and Kalantzis, pp. 82-96. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.
2007. “A Catholicism and Western Culture,” in Exploring Theology, ed. Anne Hession and Patricia Kieran, pp. 42-52. Dublin: Veritas.
2013 Recipient of the CSC Spirit Award
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