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James R. Kelly

James KellyProfessor Emeritus of Sociology

Office: Dealy Hall 403B
Phone: 718-817-3850
Fax: 718-817-3846


BS, Fordham;
MA, St. John's;
PhD, Harvard

Research Interests

Sociology of religion; sociological theory; ecumenism and the abortion controversy.

Selected Publications (Articles)

Kelly, James R. 1999. "Conserving religious identity while doing public theology: on public churches and common ground." In The Power of Religious Publics, William H. Swatos, Jr. and James K. Wellman, Jr., eds. Praeger, Westport, CT, Praeger.

Kelly, James R. 1998. "Roman Catholicism," "Subsidiarity," "Joseph Fitzpatrick, S.J.," "Gordon Zahn." In The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, William A. Swatos, Jr., ed., pp. 432-438, 501-502, 119-120, 571. Altimara Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

Hemrick, Rev. Eugene, and James R. Kelly. 1996. A National Study on the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Church in the United States. The United States Catholic Conference, Washington, D.C.

Kelly, James R.,1996. "The National Study of the Diaconate," Origins 25(39, January 18):497-504.

Kelly, James R. 1995. "Truth, not Truce: 'Common Ground' on Abortion, a Movement Within Both Movements," Virginia Review of Sociology 2:213-241.