Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., was the McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University in New York City from 1988 until his death in 2008. He was the author of 27 books and over 800 articles and reviews.
After the death of Henri de Lubac, S.J., on Sept. 4, 1991, Avery Dulles, S.J. penned a long tribute to the theologian, a major influence on Vatican II and later theological developments.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Leonard Feeney, writes Avery Dulles, S.J., in this 1978 encomium, should be remembered for more than his actions that led to his excommunication. He was a gifted orator, apologist, writer and counselor.
Responses to 10 of the principal objections that are commonly raised against the Catholic Church's teaching on the ordination of women.
The culture that the church faces today cannot be understood as that of the previous three centuries.
A Pope for a Global Church: The contemporary world requires a successor of Peter who can teach and direct the entire people of God.
Conscious of his pastoral responsibility for the whole flock of Christ, Pope John Paul II in his 1995 encyclical letter “Ut Unum Sint” (No. 96) invited leaders and theologians of other churches to suggest ways in which the papal office, without prejudice to its essential features, could
Faith in Focus
From 1997, Cardinal Avery Dulles on the theological heritage of the 20th century's greatest theologians
Where would contemporary theology be except for the works of the Jesuits Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) and Henri de Lubac (1896-1991) of France, Karl Rahner (1904-84) of Germany, Bernard Lonergan (1904-84) of Canada and John Courtney Murray (1904-67) of the United States?The Swiss-born Hans
A selection of the theologian's writings for America
It is a matter of surprise that I have occupied the Laurence J. McGinley Chair in Religion and Society for 20 years. When I reached the statutory retirement age at The Catholic University of America in 1988, I received several academic offers. As a Jesuit, I consulted my provincial superior as to wh