Dr. Patrick Carey
Patrick W. Carey, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, William J. Kelly, S.J., Chair in Catholic Theology

Patrick W. Carey Patrick Carey (Ph.D., Fordham University, 1975), [Historical], specializes in the study of American Protestant and Catholic religious life and thought. He is the author of over twenty articles in professional journals (e.g., Church History, The Catholic Historical Review, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Archivum Historiae Pontificiae) and twenty books, among which are: The Roman Catholics (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993); American Catholic Religious Thought (New York: Paulist Press, 1987; revised Marquette University Press, 2004); People, Priests and Prelates: Ecclesiastical Democracy and the Tensions of Trusteeism (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1987), An Immigrant Bishop: John England's Adaptation of Irish Catholicism to American Republicanism (New York: United States Catholic Historical Society, 1982). The Dictionary of Christian Theologians, co-edited with Joseph Lienhard, S.J. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000; pb ed. 2002). The Early Works of Orestes A. Brownson. 7 vols. , edited with introductions (Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2000-2007). The Pastoral Letters of the United States Catholic Bishops. Vol. 6, 1989-1997, edited with introductions, (Washington, D.C.: United States Catholic Conference/National Conference of Catholic Bishops, 1998). Theological Education in the Catholic Tradition: Contemporary Challenges, co-edited with Earl Muller, S.J. (New York: Crossroad Publication, 1997). Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane (Eerdmans, 2004). He is currently doing research for a biography of Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.

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