An Oasis of Learning, Community and Hospitality
Fr. Brian Daley, S.J., the Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, recipient of the 2012 Ratzinger Prize for Theology, has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior Ecumenical Fellow of the Tantur Ecumenical Institute.
A historical theologian who has authored numerous works, Fr. Daley has been president of the North American Patristic Society, an editor of the scholarly journal Traditio, and also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Early Christian Studies. Fr. Daley has been a member of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation in North America since the early 1980s and is at present its Executive Secretary. In the 1960s and 1970s, ecumenical conversations were unknown territory, but there is a different landscape today,” Fr. Daley remarks. “A lot of progress has been made from fifty years ago; people and churches are more cordial towards one another. We’ve done a good deal in this direction, so what is the next step?”
As Senior Ecumenical Fellow, Fr. Daley will work to develop pre- and post-doctoral fellowship programs for junior and senior scholars, and help to determine the direction of ecumenical theological studies and programs at Tantur. Fr. Daley describes his role as facilitating “a return to that question of what can be accomplished in this place at this time to benefit Christian dialogue and unity.”