Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J., D.Phil.

Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J., D.Phil.

Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J., is the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Among other honors, he received the 2012 Ratzinger Prize in Theology (referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Theology”) and the 2013 Johannes Quasten Medal from the School of Theology and Religious Studies of the Catholic University of America. A graduate of Fordham University, he studied classics and philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at Merton College, the University of Oxford. After theological studies in Frankfurt, Germany, and ordination to the Catholic priesthood, he returned to Oxford to complete a doctorate of philosophy in the Faculty of Theology. 

Fr. Daley has edited The Harp of Prophecy: Early Christian Interpretation of the Psalms (University of Notre Dame, 2015) and written The Hope of the Early Church: A Handbook of Patristic Eschatology (Cambridge University, 1991) as well as numerous scholarly articles. He is also the translator of Leontius of Byzantium: Complete Works (Oxford University, 2017), Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord (St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 2013), Gregory of Nazianzus (Routledge, 2006), Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Cosmic Liturgy (Ignatius Press, 2003), and On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies (St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1998).

Fr. Daley was the president of the North American Patristics Society from 1997 to 1998, and before coming to Notre Dame in 1996, he taught at the Weston School of Theology. He has been on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and has served as a trustee of Boston College, Fordham University, Georgetown University, and Le Moyne College.

 

Praise for Fr. Brian Daley

“Father Daley, through his in-depth study of the Fathers of the Church, has placed himself in the best school for knowing and loving the one and undivided Church, also in the wealth of her different traditions.”
– Pope Benedict XVI

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