Event date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Von der Ahe Family Suite, Hannon Library, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles
Introduction: Fr. Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.
Speaker: John O’Malley S.J.
John W. O'Malley, S.J., is University Professor in the Theology Department at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. A native of Ohio, he is a specialist in the religious culture of early modern Europe, especially Italy. Among his seven monographs are Praise and Blame in Renaissance Rome (Duke UP, 1979), which received the Marrow Prize from the American Historical Association, and Trent and All That (Harvard UP, 2000), which received the Roland Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. His best known book is The First Jesuits (Harvard UP, 1993), which received both the Jacques Barzun Prize for Cultural History from the American Philosophical Society and the Philip Schaff Prize from the American Society for Church History. The First Jesuits has been translated into ten languages. Rome in the Renaissance, Religious Culture in the Sixteenth Century, and Tradition and Transition: Historical Perspectives on Vatican II are collections of some of his articles. His Four Cultures of the West (Harvard UP, 2004) has been translated into Italian under the sponsorship of the Catholic University of Milan and into Chinese under the sponsorship of the University of Taiwan. He has also edited or co-edited a number of volumes, including three in the Collected Works of Erasmus series published by the University of Toronto Press. With the same press he co-edited The Jesuits: Cultures, Sciences and the Arts (1999, Alpha Sigma Nu best-book prize) and The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts (2006). His latest works on the Jesuits are The Jesuits and the Arts (St. Joseph's UP, 2005), co-edited with Gauvin Alexander Bailey, and Constructing a Saint Through Images, an annotated facsimile of the 1609 illustrated life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (same press, 2008). He recently assumed the editorship of a new series of monographs from St. Joseph's UP entitled "Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts." What Happened at Vatican II, was published by Harvard in 2008. A History of the the Popes (Rowman and Littlefield) appeared in October, 2009. He is currently working on a book on the Council of Trent.