Regular readers of this blog are familiar with the wisdom of Francis X. Clooney, S.J. Now Fr. Clooney has been recognized for his outstanding work in comparative theology by the British Academy, which has elected him a corresponding fellow. Corresponding Fellows are scholars outside the UK who have "attained high international standing in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote," namely the humanities and social sciences.
Fr. Clooney joins the company of such well-respected scholars as Martha Nussbaum, Jonathan Spence and the late Tony Judt. Congratulations to Fr. Clooney on this distinct honor.