In conjunction with the publication of his latest book, The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) Rev. John O'Malley, SJ, University Professor in the Theology department, offers perspectives on the personal and public lives of these historic Jesuit leaders.
Rev. John O’Malley, S.J., University Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University, where his specialty is the religious culture of early modern Europe, especially Italy. The author of many books and articles, his best-known books are The First Jesuits (Harvard University Press, 1993), which has been translated into ten languages, and What Happened at Vatican II (Harvard, 2008). Fr. O’Malley has edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including three in the Collected Works of Erasmus series (University of Toronto Press) and The Jesuits and the Arts (St. Joseph’s University Press, 2005.) Fr. O’Malley has lectured widely in North America and Europe, and has received numerous awards, fellowships and honorary degrees. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a Fellow of the Academia di san Carlo, Ambrosian Library, Milan, Italy.