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Gerald Fogarty

William R Kenan, Jr., Professor of the History of Christianity Professor Emeritus
  • BA, Fordham University
  • PhL, Woodstock College
  • MA, Fordham University
  • MPhil, Yale University
  • MDiv, Woodstock College
  • STM, Union Theological Seminary
  • PhD, Yale University

Selected Publications 

  • The Vatican and the Americanist Crisis: Denis J. O'Connell, American Agent in Rome, 1885-1903. Vol. 36 of Miscellanea Historiae Pontificiae.  Rome Università Gregoriana Editrice, 1974.

  • The Vatican and the American Hierarchy from 1870 to 1965, Vol. 21 of Päpste und Papsttum.  Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann, 1982.

  • Nova et Vetera: The Theology of Tradition in American Catholicism.  Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1987.

  • Editor of Patterns of Episcopal Leadership.  New York: Macmillan & Co., 1989; author of "Introduction," pp. xxi-xlvi and "Francis J. Spellman: American and Roman," pp. 216-234.  

  • American Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A History from the Early Republic to Vatican II.  San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989.

  • Commonwealth Catholicism: A History of the Catholic Church in Virginia.  Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.

  • “Amerikanische Religionsfreheit und Spannungen mit dem Heiligen Stuhl.” In Katholizismus im atlantischen Raum, ed. by Werner Kremp. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2004, 1–20.

  • “Reflexionen eines Historikers über den gegenwärtige Krise der Kirche in USA.” In ibid., 135–142.
  • “Roosevelt and the American Catholic Hierarchy.” In FDR, The Vatican, and the Roman Catholic Church in America, 1933–1945, ed. by David B. Woolner and Richard G. Kurial. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 11–43.
  • “La chesa negli Stati Uniti nella Grande Guerra e a Versailles.” In La Conferenza di pace di Parigi fra ieri e domain (1919–1920), ed. by Antonio Scottà. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino, 2003, 211–227.
  • “Episcopal Governance in the American Church.” In Governance, Accountability, and the Future of the Catholic Church, ed. by Francis Oakley and Bruce Russett. New York: Continuum, 2003, 103–118.
  • "Die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika." In Kirche und Katholizismus seit 1945, ed. by Erwin Gatz. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2002, IV, 90–143.
  • Commonwealth Catholicism: A History of the Catholic Church in Virginia. Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.
  • "The United States Bishops at Vatican II." In Vatican II au Canada enracinement et réception, ed. by Gilles Routhier. Quebec: Fides, 2001, 225–242.
  • "The Papacy: From Low Regard to High Esteem," In The Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century, ed. by John Deedy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2000, 1–20.
  • "Modernism in the United States." In Il Modernismo tra Cristianità e Secolarizzazione: Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Urbino, 1-4 ottobre 1997, ed. by Alfonso Botti and Rocco Cerrato. Urbino: Quattro venti, 2000, 463–485.

Selected Awards and Grants 

  • Doctorate in Religious Studies, honoris causa, Marquette University, 2001
  • Sesquicentennial Grant, University of Virginia, 1993-1994

Research Interests: 

  • American Catholic history
  • Vatican-American relations
  • History of Catholic theology since the French Revolution
  • History of Vatican II

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Mailing Address: 

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126