What is it about?

This is a memorial piece honoring the great Jesuit and historian, John W. O'Malley. It is both about a personal and professional relationship, and refers to his lasting legacy.

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Why is it important?

John O'Malley was among the most important historians of Early Modern Europe and of the councils of the Catholic Church in the 20th and 21st centuries.


I knew John for decades, and this is a reflection of his importance to scholarship on several levels.

Professor of History Kathleen M. Comerford
Georgia Southern University

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This page is a summary of: In Memoriam, Journal of Jesuit Studies, January 2023, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/22141332-10010002.
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