Theologian and Critic

Gerald O'Collins, S.J., first wrote for America in 1970, and has since written nearly 50 articles and essays for the magazine. A native of Australia, Fr. O'Collins is widely known for his work in Christology, and is now adjunct professor at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. For three decades he taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Here we offer a selection of essays and articles Fr. O'Collins published in America:

"Our Risen Selves," April 9, 2012

"Easter Herald," March 24, 2008

A review of Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth, June 4, 2007

"The Council at 40," December 5, 2005

A review of The DaVinci Code, December 15, 2003

"Christmas at the Railway Station," December 20, 1997

"In Praise of Cathedrals," November 22, 1997

"Jesus the Questioner," February 19, 1983

"An Argument for Women Priests," September 1, 1973

"Christians and the Old Testament," March 20, 1971

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