Rev. Gerald Fogarty, S.J.

William R Kenan, Jr., Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia
  • Religious Studies

Rev. Gerald Fogarty's research interests are American Catholic history; Vatican-American relations; History of Catholic theology since the French Revolution and the History of Vatican II.


Fogarty is a native of Baltimore, where he attended Loyola College and St. Mary’s Seminary before entering the Society of Jesus in 1959.  After completing his philosophical training, he received a Ph.D. in history from Yale.  In the meantime, he returned to study theology at Woodstock College, where he was ordained in 1970 and remained as a professor until it closed in 1973. 


He then taught in the Theology Department at Fordham until 1975, when he received an appointment to the Religious Studies Department at the University of Virginia, where he has been ever since, except for visiting professorships at the Catholic University of American, Boston College, and Fordham. 


He now holds a William R. Kenan, Jr., professorship in Religious Studies and History at the University of Virginia, and specializes in Vatican-American relations and is completing a book on the United States and the Vatican during World War II.



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