Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., is the Thomas I. Gasson, S.J., Professor at Boston College.

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Arts & Culture Books
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.June 14, 2019
John Sexton’s passion and commitment are infectious, and one cannot help hoping along with him that our universities will be able to realize the great aspirations that he has for them.
Faith Explainer
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.September 24, 2018
Napoleon’s consolidation of power in France in 1801 involved the recognition of the pope as the “ordinary and immediate pastor” of the universal church—a key component in the impending agreement between the Vatican and China.
Arts & Culture Books
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.May 18, 2018
A strong vision and mission are two keys to a distinctive university.
Arts & Culture Books
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.April 18, 2017
A new book situates Pilate in the political and cultural milieu of the Roman Empire in the Middle East.
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.August 18, 2016
'The Catholic Enlightenment,' by Ulrich L. Lehner
Vatican Council I, 1869-70
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.June 10, 2015
The interpretation of the Second Vatican Council has been a matter of controversy since the council ended. Should the council be interpreted in continuity with the church’s traditional teaching (especially from Trent and the First Vatican Council), or does it represent a significant new depart
Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.October 15, 2014
'Beyond the University,' by Michael S. Roth