Cardinal Avery Dulles (1918–2008) was probably the most respected Catholic theologian in the United States in the last quarter of the twentieth century. The author of twenty-four books and more than eight hundred articles, Dulles was widely known and read long before he received his red hat in 2001.
A scholar with a voluminous knowledge of the history of his craft, Dulles was cherished as well for his carefully calibrated evaluations of theological positions and a rare ability to see...
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Mark S. Massa, SJ, has been Karl Rahner Professor of Theology and co-director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University, and was recently named dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College.