AVERY CARDINAL DULLES, S.J.
Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society
Fordham University, Bronx, New York
Born in Auburn, New York, on August 24, 1918, son of John Foster Dulles and Janet Pomeroy Avery Dulles.
Primary School in New York City; secondary education at private schools in Switzerland and New England.
A.B. 1940 Harvard College
1940-41 Harvard Law School
Officer, United States Naval Reserve, March 1942 to August 1946, serving in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean areas. Highest Rank: Lieutenant.
Entered Novitiate of Society of Jesus, Poughkeepsie, New York on August 14, 1946.
Ph.L. 1951 Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland
Ordained to the priesthood in New York on June 16, 1956 by Francis Cardinal Spellman.
S.T.L. 1957 Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland
1957-58 Jesuit tertianship (ascetical and pastoral studies), Münster, Germany.
S.T.D. 1960 Gregorian University, Rome
Created a Cardinal of the Catholic Church in Rome on February 21, 2001 by Pope John Paul II.
1. Principal Appointments
1951-53 Instructor of Philosophy, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
1960-74 Assistant Professor (1960-62), Associate Professor (1962-69), Professor (1969-74) of Systematic Theology, Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland (1960-69) and New York, New York (1969-74).
1974-88 Professor of Systematic Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; Professor Emeritus, 1988-
1988- Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
2. Visiting Appointments
1970 Spring Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
1971 Spring Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Weston College, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1971-74 Fall and Spring Semesters, Visiting Lecturer, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
1972 Fall Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey
1973 Spring Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
1975 Spring Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Episcopal Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia
1978 Fall Semester, Visiting Lecturer, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1981-82 Fall and Spring Semesters, Visiting Professor in Theology, Thomas J. Gasson Chair, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
1983 Fall Semester, Martin D'Arcy Lecturer, Campion Hall, Oxford, England
1985 Fall Semester, Visiting John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana
1990 Fall Semester, Visiting Professor of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
1992 Fall Semester, Visiting Professor of Theology, North American College, Louvain
1993 Fall Semester, Visiting Professor of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
1996 Spring Semester, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1996 Fall Semester, Scholar in Residence, St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, New York
Memberships and Offices
1960- Catholic Theological Society of America
Board of Directors, 1970-72; 1974-77
1962-70 Commission on Christian Unity, Archdiocese of Baltimore
1963-92 Advisory Editorial Board for Ecumenism, Concilium
1966-68 Board of Directors, Georgetown University
1966-73 Consultor to Papal Secretariat for Dialogue with Non-Believers
1966-75 Board of Consultors, Gustave Wiegel Society
1967- Catholic Commision on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs
Member, Executive Committee, 1991-94
1969-72 Board of Trustees, Fordham University
1969-75 United States Catholic Bishops' Advisory Council
1971- American Theological Society
Vice President, 1977-78
1971-78 Academic Council, Irish School of Ecumenics
1972-92 United States Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue
1974-2002 Associate Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center, Washington, DC
Member, Board of Directors, 1974-79
1974- Advisory Editorial Board, Mid-Stream: An Ecumenical Journal
1977 Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
1977-80 Advisory Board, Ethics and Public Policy Program, Kennedy Institute, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
1985- Consultant, Theology Digest
1990-2001 Contributing Editor, New Oxford Review
1991- Consultor, Committee on Doctrine of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
1991- Advisory Council, Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology
1992-98 Board of Directors, Saint Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland
1992-97 Member, International Theological Commission
1992- Member, Evangelicals and Catholics Together
1994-96 Member, Lutheran/Roman Catholic Coordinating Committee
1997- Editorial Board, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
Princeps Concordiae: Pico della Mirandola and the Scholastic Tradition . Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1941.
A Testimonial to Grace . New York: Sheed and Ward, 1946. Italian translation, 1959; Spanish translation, 1963.
Introductory Metaphysics (in collaboration with J. M. Demske and R. J. O'Connell). New York: Sheed and Ward, 1955.
Apologetics and the Biblical Christ . Westminster, Md.: Newman Press, 1963; London: Burns, Oates, 1964. French translation, 1965; Korean translation, 1969; Polish translation, 1971; Chinese ( Taiwan) translation, 1972.
The Dimensions of the Church . Westminister, Md.: Newman Press, 1967.
Revelation and the Quest for Unity . Washington, D.C.: Corpus Books, 1968.
Revelation Theology: A History . New York: Herder and Herder, 1969; London: Burns, Oates, 1970. German translation: 1970.
Spirit, Faith, and Church (in collaboration with W. Pannenberg and Carl E. Braaten). Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1970. German translation, 1971.
The Survival of Dogma . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1971; Image Books paperback edition, 1973; reprint, New York: Crossroad, 1982. French translation, 1975.
The History of Apologetics . London: Hutchinson, 1971; Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1971, and New York: Corpus Books, 1971; reprint, Eugene: Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 1999; second edition, San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2005.
Models of the Church . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974, expanded edition, 1987, expanded edition with new appendix, 2002, digital edititions, 2002; Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1976; Spanish translation, 1975; Portugese translation, 1978; Indonesian translation, 1990; Hungarian translation, 2003; Italian translation, 2005.
Church Membership as a Catholic and Ecumenical Problem (1974 Père Marquette Lecture). Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 1974; reprinted in 1981.
The Resilient Church . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977; Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1977.
A Church to Believe In: Discipleship and the Dynamics of Freedom . New York: Crossroad, 1982; paperback edition, 1983.
Models of Revelation . Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1983; Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1983; Doubleday Image paperback edition, 1985; reprint with new introduction, Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 1992.
The Church: A Bibliography (in collaboration with Patrick Granfield). Wilmington, Del.: Michael Glazier, 1985.
The Catholicity of the Church . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985; Oxford Scholarship On-Line, 2003.
The Reshaping of the Catholicism . San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988.
The Craft of Theology: From Symbol to System . New York: Crossroad, 1992, expanded edition, 1995; Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1992. Spanish translation, 2003.
The Assurance of Things Hoped For: A Theology of Christian Faith . New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994; paperback edition, 1997. Italian translation, 1997.
A Testimonial to Grace and Reflections on a Theological Journey (fiftieth anniversary edition). Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed and Ward, 1996; Polish translation, 2004.
The Priestly Office . New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1997; German translation, 2004; Polish translation, 2005.
The Theology of the Church: A Bibliography (in collaboration with Patrick Granfield). New York/Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press, 1999.
The Splendor of Faith: The Theological Vision of Pope John Paul II . New York: Crossroad, 1999; revised and updated edition, 2003; Polish translation, 2003.
The New World of Faith . Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 2000.
Newman. London/ New York: Continuum, 2002.
Magisterium: Teacher and Guardian of the Faith. Naples, Florida: Ave Maria Press of Sapientia University, 2007.
(A) Over 800 articles and book reviews on theological subjects (revelation, Church, faith, apologetics, ecumenism) in periodicals including:
American Ecclesiastical Review
Communio ( St. Louis)
Journal of Ecumenical Studies
Journal of Religion
New Oxford Review
Orientierung ( Zurich)
Stimmen der Zeit ( Munich)
Studies ( Dublin)
Tablet ( London)
Theologie und Glaube ( Paderborn)
Theologische Quartalschrift (Tübingen)
(B) Contributor to Encyclopedias including:
Encyclopedia of Religion
New Catholic Encyclopedia
Honors, Awards, Etc.
Phi Beta Kappa - June 1940.
Croix de Guerre (French, with silver star) - February, 1945.
National Catholic Book Award (religious education), Catholic Press Association, for Apologetics and the Biblical Christ, 1964.
LL.D. - St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, June 1969.
Cardinal Spellman Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America for distinguished achievement in Theology, November, 1970.
Christopher Award for The Survival of Dogma, presented February 24, 1972.
Boston College , Presidential Bicentennial Award, June, 1976.
L.H.D. - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., May 22, 1977.
Th.D. - University of Detroit, May 13, 1978.
LL.D. - Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, June 1, 1980.
D.D. - St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 17, 1981.
L.H.D. - Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, May 14, 1983.
D.D. - Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California, October 21, 1984.
D.D. - Protestant Episcopal School of Theology, Alexandria, Virginia, May 15, 1986.
Religious Education Forum Award from the National Catholic Educational Association, April 4, 1988.
Campion Award from America magazine, October, 1989.
D.H.L. - Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, May 22, 1989.
L.H.D. - Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts, May 20, 1990.
L.H.D. - Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois, May 26, 1990.
S.T.D. - Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, May 19, 1991.
D.D. - Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin, May 26, 1991.
Th.D. - University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, April 26, 1992.
Book Award, First Place 1993 (Theology), Catholic Press Association for The Craft of Theology.
F. Sadlier Dinger Award from the William H. Sadlier Company, Inc. for contributions to the catechetical ministry of the Church, April 12, 1994.
D.H.L. - Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, New York, May 19, 1994.
Membre d'honneur of the Association Internationale Cardinal Henri de Lubac – 1994.
The 1995 Choate Alumni Seal Prize, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut, May 13, 1995.
Litt.D. - Fordham University, Bronx, New York, May 18, 1996.
D.D. - Nashotah House, Nashotah, Wisconsin, October 25, 1996.
D.D. - John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 18, 1997.
LL.D. - University of Massachusetts Boston, May 30, 1998.
D.H.L. - St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, June 1, 1999.
Th.D. - Theological Faculty Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany, June 21, 2000.
Christus Magister Medal - University of Portland, Oregon, May 6, 2001.
D.H.L. - Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, August 23, 2001.
Victor A. Yanitelli Award, SOAR! (Serving Our Aging Religious), New York City, October 3, 2001.
LL.D. - University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, October 18, 2001.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam Award, New England Province, Society of Jesus, October 25, 2001.
James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2001.
Xavier Award, Jesuit Seminary and Mission Bureau, New York City, November 2, 2001.
John Henry Newman Award, Cardinal Newman Society, Washington, D.C., November 10, 2001.
D.H.L.- University of St. Thomas, Miami, Florida, November 25, 2001.
Gold Medal Award, National Institute of Social Sciences, New York City, December 5, 2001.
John Carroll Society Medal, Washington, D.C., January 6, 2002.
Fordham Founder's Award, New York City, March 25, 2002.
S.T.D. - Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, May 11, 2002.
D.H.L. - University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 25, 2002.
D.D. - University of Scranton, May 25, 2002.
D.H.L. - Seminary of Saint Charles Borromeo, Overbrook, Pennsylvania, June 23, 2002.
John Paul II Award, Institute for Psychological Services, Arlington, Virginia, November 13, 2002.
Jerome Award, Catholic Library Association, St. Louis, Missouri, April 25, 2003.
D.H.L. - Saint Joseph's College, Renssalear, Indiana, May 11, 2003.
D.H.L - Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia, May 17, 2003.
S.T.D. - Siena College, Loudonville, New York, May 18, 2003.
D.H.L. - College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 23, 2003.
S.T.L. - College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York, September 15, 2003
Gaudium Award - Breukelein Institute, Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 2003.
S.T.D. - Bobolanum, Warsaw, Poland, November 5, 2003
D.D. - Heythrop College, University of London, December 9, 2003.
Honorary Life Membership in the Friends of Maryvale, Birmingham, England, December 13, 2003.
Appointment, Honorary Board of American Friends, Vatican Library.
Induction into Hall of Fame - New York Military R.O.T.C., Fordham University, February 28, 2004.
D.H.L. - Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, March 21, 2004.
The Newman Medal - Loyola College in Maryland, May 15, 2004.
Marianist Award, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, September 8, 2004.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion, Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California, May 14, 2005.
St. Joseph's Seminary Dunwoodie Seventh Annual Dinner Award, Yonkers, New York, September 15, 2005.
President’s Medal, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, November 8, 2005.
D.H.L. – Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, West Virginia, April 19, 2006.
D.H.L. – Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida, May 5, 2006.
Harvard Catholic Chaplaincy Award, February 27, 2007.
Bene Merenti Medal – Fordham University, New York, March 4, 2007.
Directory of American Scholars 4 (1964); 5 (1969); 6 (1974); 8 (1982).
Dictionary of International Biography 6 (1969-70); 11 (1975).
Contemporary Authors 9-10 (1964); 9-12 (1974); new revision series, 3 (1981).
Catholic Authors (ed. Matthew Hoehn, O.S.B.) 2 (1952).
Outstanding Educators of America (1970); (1971).
Who's Who in America 38 (1974-75); 39 (1976-77); 40 (1978-79); 41 (1980-81); 42 (1982-83); 43 (1984-85); 44 (1986-87); 45 (1988-89); 46 (1990-91); 47 (1992-93); 48 (1994); 49 (1995); 50 (1996); 51 (1997); 52 (1998); 53 (1999); 54 (2000); 55 (2001); 56 (2002); 57 (2003); 58 (2004); 59 (2005); 60 (2006); 61 (2007).
Who's Who in Religion 1 (1975-76); 2 (1977); 3 (1985); 4 (1992-93).
Who's Who in the East 21 (1986); 22 (1988); 23 (1990); 24 (1992); 25 (1994); 26 (1996); 27 (1998); 28 (2001); 29 (2002); 30 (2003); 31 (2004); 32 (2005).
Who's Who in the World Millennium Edition (2000); 24 (2007).
American Catholic Who's Who 18 (1968-69); 19 (1970-71); 20 (1972-73); 21 (1976-77); 22 (1978-79); 23 (1980-81).
The Writers Directory 2 (1974-76); 3 (1976-78); 4 (1981-82); 5 (1982-84); 6 (1984-86); 7 (1986-88); 8 (1988-90).
International Authors and Writers Who's Who 9 (1982); 10 (1986).
A New Handbook of Christian Theologians, edited by Donald W. Musser and Joseph L. Price, 135-41. Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1996.
2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20 th Century (2000).
Outstanding People of the 20 th Century1 (2000); 2 (2001).
The International Who's Who 2002 (2002).