Michael Foley

Michael Foley
Professor of Patristics
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Professor of Patristics

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  • Ph.D., Boston College
  • B.S., Santa Clara University
  • B.A., Santa Clara University


  • Patristics
  • Augustine of Hippo

Research Interests

The thought of St. Augustine; liturgy; comedy and tragedy; classical political philosophy

Selected Publications

Edited Books

  • Editor of Ever Ancient, Ever New: Ruminations on the City, the Soul, and the Church: Collected Essays of Ernest L. Fortin, Volume 4 (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2007)
  • Editor of The Confessions of St. Augustine, trans. F.J. Sheed, 2nd ed. (editor). Hackett Publishing, 2006
  • Editor of Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach: Essays on Religion and Political Philosophy in Honor of Ernest L. Fortin, A.A.. Edited with Douglas Kries. Lexington Books, 2002

Recent Articles

  • "Casiciaco y el denominado 'giro al sujeto,'" trans. Enrique A. Eguiarte, AVGVSTINVS 56 (Enero-Junio 2011), pp. 97-105
  • "Rituale Romanum: Fulfilling the Jots and Tittles," Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 15:1 (2011), pp. 78-91
  • "Paradoxes of Pain: The Strategic Appropriation by St. Thomas More of Pico della Mirandola's Spiritual Works," Moreana 47:179-180 (June 2010), pp. 9-22
  • "The Whence and Whither of the Kiss of Peace in the Roman Rite," Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 14:1 (2010), pp. 45-94
  • "The Mystic Meaning of the Missale Romanum," Antiphon 13:2 (2009), pp. 103-125

Work in Progress

Translation of Augustine's "Cassiciacum Dialogues." Book on the unity of Augustine's Confessions.

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